Dr. Lalitha Ananth, MD

Dr. Lalitha Ananth, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 64
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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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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Ananth's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Bursitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ananth treats Bursitis more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Ananth treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ananth treats Arthritis more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Ananth treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ananth treats Fibromyalgia more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Ananth treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia

Dr. Ananth's conditions and procedures:

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 Drainage
Joint Pain
Knee Disorders
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Limb Pain
Limb Swelling
Low Back Pain
Lupus
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
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
Steroid Injection
Trigger Point Injection
Vascular Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

FACP

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Ananth's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ananth

2.4

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
32%
(8)
4 Stars
4%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
64%
(16)

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Average Wait Time
  • 31 – 45 minutes
Dr. Ananth's Performance
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  • Staff friendliness
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Dr. Ananth is worth the wait, but her front desk staff were vindictive and ruthless for no reason. I taped them changing my appointments too far out, but when I tried to show the doc evidence of their bad behavior, she refused to listen. I can easily sue and then she'd be forced to listen, but I'm...Read More
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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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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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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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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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