Dr. Lalitha Ananth, MD

Dr. Lalitha Ananth, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Lalitha Ananth, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Fountain Valley, CA and has been practicing for 30 years. She graduated from Karnatak Medical College in 1978 and specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.

11100 Warner Ave Ste 304

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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more than 96% of peers
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more than 92% of peers
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more than 91% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

49  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Vascular Disease
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4  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Karnatak Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • King Drew Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • King Drew Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Uci and Va Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Lalitha Ananth, MD
I should have read and listened to the reviews here because they are true. I was going to be a new patient & made an appointment to see Dr Lalitha over one month ago. The appointment was for 11am. I arrived at 10:40am to fill out new patient paperwork & noticed 4 other patients in the front...Read More
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Fountain Valley – May 03, 2018
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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.
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Costa Mesa, CA – May 02, 2017
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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....Read More
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Carolyn in Orange county, CA – Feb 05, 2017
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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.
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Joan in Foothill Ranch Ca – Feb 04, 2017
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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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