Dr. Anthony Padula, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 51

Rheumatology

Dr. Anthony Padula, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Padula has extensive experience in Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University medical school in 1998. He is affiliated with John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Anthony Padula, MD

Northern California Arthrts Ctr

120 La Casa Via Ste 204 Walnut Creek, CA 94598 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Telehealth available

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Padula

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Padula treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Padula treats other conditions, please contact the office at (925) 210-1050.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Padula is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis Screening
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Arthritis & Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis & Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Padula is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Gout
Psoriatic Arthritis
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High
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Dr. Padula's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal

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(925) 210-1050

Dr. Padula accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Padula's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Padula

3.9

Based on 11 ratings

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I have been a patient of Dr. Padula since I was 15 years old. My mother has Rheumatoid Arthritis and recognized the signs in me quickly. After a year of debating with my pediatrician, I finally got a referral to see Dr. Padula, since he also treated my mother. He took me and my condition very seriously, and he was very reassuring. As an adult now, I look back thankful to be in the hands of such a competent and caring doctor when I was still just a scared kid who’s body was betraying her. I have been in remission with RA, all thanks to Dr. Padula and his treatment plan. He always listens to my concerns and runs tests to put my mind at ease.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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I’m dr padulas patient bot several years
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Dec 31, 2019
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Dr. Padula was impatient and focused on blaming my opthalmologist and primary care doctors for not ordering tests, which I assumed a Rheumatologist does. He made me feel insignificant and as though I'm making up my symptoms. I'm 63, and know by now how my body feels over time.
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Jun 25, 2019
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Padula used vague language, was non specific in his questions, used a wide array of medical jargon without further explanation. At my first appt he actually yelled at me, cutting me off mid sentence for not knowing why my referring MD didn't order specific tests. I was shoked that next time I brought my spouse to sit in with me. Padula has a HUGE ego. The ironic part is all the medical language he used was basically for show. In fact he gave me misinformation and outright lied. Never going back.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Biography

Dr. Anthony Padula, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Padula has extensive...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

1998
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Anthony Padula, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Anthony Padula, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Padula frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Padula specializes.

Where is Dr. Anthony Padula, MD's office located?

Dr. Padula's office is located at 120 La Casa Via Ste 204, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Northern California Arthrts Ctr

Northern California Arthrts Ctr120 La Casa Via Ste 204 Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Affiliated Hospitals

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John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center

Walnut Creek, CA

83% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received