Dr. Gary Firestein, MD

Rheumatology •  Male • Age 66
  
Dr. Firestein
Accepting new patients

UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest

4168 Front St San Diego, CA 92103

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Dr. Gary Firestein, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in San Diego, CA and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Johns Hopkins U, School of Medicine medical school in 1980. He is affiliated with UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Firestein to book an appointment.


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Biography

Dr. Firesteins research efforts have focused on the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). His laboratory helped define the synovial cytokine profile of RA and demonstrated the dominance of macrophage and fibroblast products as opposed to the exp...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

1986
U C S D Medical Center - Hillcrest
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1981
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1980
Johns Hopkins U, School of Medicine
Medical School

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Dr. Firestein accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Firestein's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Shoulder Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Firestein treats Shoulder Disorders more than 23% of his peers

Dr. Firestein treats this condition more than 23% of his peers

Elbow Injuries
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Firestein treats Elbow Injuries more than 23% of his peers

Dr. Firestein treats this condition more than 23% of his peers

Autoimmune Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Firestein treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 16% of his peers

Dr. Firestein treats this condition more than 16% of his peers

Dr. Firestein's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest

UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest4168 Front St San Diego, CA 92103
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