Dr. Gilbert Gelfand, MD

Rheumatology •  Male • Age 72
  
Dr. Gelfand
Telehealth services available

Amicus Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center

12456 Washington Blvd Whittier, CA 90602

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(562) 758-0820

Dr. Gilbert Gelfand, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Whittier, CA and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gelfand has more experience with Osteoporosis and Arthritis and Arthropathy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Universidad Autonoma De Barcelona, Facultad De Medicina medical school in 1975. He is affiliated with medical facilities PIH Health Downey Hospital and PIH Health Whittier Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gelfand to book an appointment.


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(562) 758-0820

Dr. Gelfand accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
Anthem
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 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 Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
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 Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
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 Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
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
Vivity-CA HMO
Anthem Blue Cross
Power Select HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Pathway X Direct Access PPO
Pathway X Guided Access HMO
Pathway X Tiered Direct Access
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
Basic PPO
Enhanced Exclusive for Small Business HMO
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Caremore Medical Group
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Delta Health System
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Blue & Gold HMO
Community Care Network HMO
Covered California - Bronze PPO
Employer Group HMO
Health Net PPO
Individual and Family PPO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
SmartCare HMO
WholeCare Network HMO
Humana
MultiPlan
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Prime Health Services
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Gelfand

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Gelfand treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Gelfand treats other conditions, please contact the office at (562) 758-0820.

Osteoporosis

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

Typically treats 83% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gelfand treats Osteoporosis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Gelfand treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Osteopenia
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gelfand treats Osteopenia more than 68% of their peers

Dr. Gelfand treats this condition more than 68% of their peers

Arthritis and 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 and Arthropathy specialists.

Typically treats 59% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gelfand treats Arthritis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Gelfand treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gelfand treats Osteoarthritis more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Gelfand treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Rheumatoid Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gelfand treats Rheumatoid Arthritis more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Gelfand treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Check Dr. Gelfand's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Gelfand's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Dr. Gelfand's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gelfand

3.2

Based on 14 ratings

5 Stars
35.714285714285715%
(5)
4 Stars
14.285714285714286%
(2)
3 Stars
14.285714285714286%
(2)
2 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(1)
1 Star
28.571428571428573%
(4)
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I Agree with everyone on here, the staff don't have a clue about RA, Dr. Gilbert is a great Dr. But the staff is horrible, i missed appointment last year and i don't have any medicine left i left messages and they don't respond to your messages. i wonder if the Dr. even sees all of the bad reviews. i know if i spoke to him i would get my medicine. With everything that is going on in the world. The staff doesn't care about you.
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mcphetridgee – Mar 25, 2020
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Dr Gelfand asked me today if I had had any psoriasis lately. I replied “no I don’t have psoriatic arthritis I have rheumatoid arthritis. He asked “why does it say so on your cart? Hmmm I don’t know. I’ve was diagnosed 10 years ago with RA. Other than this confusion I’ve been pretty satisfied.
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La Habra, Ca – Jan 24, 2018
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Dr.Gelfand is the best rheumatologist around, but he's moved to a new office and the people that work there are all new people and I don't think they have a clue about what dr Gelfand is actually treating there. They seem to have no clue about the disease the drs they are working for treat.
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Kim in La Habra, CA – Nov 17, 2016
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Gelfand, but Amicus Group is not good. They do not answer their phones. They make you leave a message and do not call back. I had to personally drive over there to get a lab requisition to get blood work because they would not respond to me or the lab and had to go to appointment before I could get treatment even though I had been seeing doctor for 5 years because he changed to new facility when I had been told i could get treatment when I came in.
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Biography

Dr. Gilbert Gelfand, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Whittier, CA and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gelfand has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Education

1981
Coney Island Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1979
Coney Island Hospital
Residency Hospital
1977
Maimonides Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1975
Universidad Autonoma De Barcelona, Facultad De Medicina
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

Amicus Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center

Amicus Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center12456 Washington Blvd Whittier, CA 90602
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Affiliated Hospitals

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PIH Health Downey Hospital

Downey, CA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

Whittier, CA

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
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