Dr. Lalitha Ananth, MD


Rheumatology | Female

Dr. Lalitha Ananth, MD
Dr. Lalitha Ananth, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Fountain Valley, CA. She is 62 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Dr. Ananth is affiliated with Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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      31 to 45 minutes
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    Costa Mesa, CA |
    Dr. Ananth is extremely knowledgeable in her field. Because of this she has many patients and at times you will have very long wait times. However she will spend the time needed to solve your pain and other issues.
    in Orange county, CA |
    Dr. Ananth is the BEST. I have been a patient of hers for over 7 years. Osteoarthritis of the shoulder was limiting even the simplest activities for me and it caused excruciating pain. With her treatment plan and medications I am enjoying being active with my grandchildren again. This is priceless. Her office staff is friendly and professional. Dr. Ananth and her caring ways have made my life so much better.
    in Foothill Ranch Ca |
    Dr. Ananth is the best Rheumatologist in all of Orange County. I have been to many. She improved my health 100%! She found the medication combination that was a winner for me. I would recommend her to everyone.
    in La habra ca |
    Dr. Ananth, Is rude and unprofessional she has horrible bedside manners. Her staff is unfriendly and rude as well. My first visit was my last. Don't waste your time going there you will be disappointed.
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    •  Specializes in Rheumatology
    •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Internal Medicine
    • Rheumatology

    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Arthritis
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Behçet's Disease
    • Bone Disorders
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pain
    • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Dermatomyositis
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Foot Conditions
    • Gout
    • Hammer Toe
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
    • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Disorders
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lupus
    • Muscle Weakness
    • 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
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spondylitis
    • Still's Disease
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vasculitis
    • Wegener's Granulomatosis


    • Medical School
      Karnatak Medical College

      Graduated in 1978

    • Internship Hospital
      King Drew Med Center

      Completed in 1984

    • Residency Hospital
      King Drew Med Center

      Completed in 1986

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Uci and Va Med Center

      Completed in 1988

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    • Rheumatology

    Procedures Performed

    • Joint Drainage
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate