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Dr. Melissa McNamara, MD

Rheumatology ·  Female · Age 46

Dr. McNamara

Dr. Melissa McNamara, MD is a rheumatology specialist in San Ramon, CA and has been practicing for 12 years. She graduated from University of Florida in 2000 and specializes in rheumatology, diagnostic ultrasound imaging, and more.

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(925) 242-1111

Dr. McNamara accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. McNamara's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Biological Therapy
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursa Injection
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Injection Therapy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • IV Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • X-Ray

About Me

Care Philosophy

I am an integrative physician who specializes in the traditional treatment strategies and also incorporates alterative therapies as a part of the overall healing strategy. I am certified in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound which is an effective tool for following disease progression and performing guided joint injections.


  • Rheumatology
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging
  • Integrative Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology


University of California, Los Angeles. (UCLA)
Fellowship Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Med Grp
Residency Hospital
Kaiser Oakland Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
University of Florida
Medical School
Univeristy Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School


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What People Say About Dr. Melissa McNamara, MD
I highly recommend Dr. McNamara as a rheumatologist! I traveled from Oklahoma to California after hearing her on a podcast. My local rheumatologist was wanting to put me on additional ra drugs for some pain I was having in my knees and feet. Once I saw Dr. McNamara she looked at my joints with musculoskeletal ultrasound and saw problems with bone spurs and not RA. She had me start certain supplements that I purchased off Amazon and within 3 weeks I could really tell a difference.
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Dr. McNamara super exceeds in the delivery of health care to her patients. She is different than most providers in that she gets to the root of the problem rather than masking it. She is truly a functional physician even though she is not listed as one. She is caring, empathetic and a good listener. She takes the time to explain and allows her patients to voice their concerns. She hhas excellent bedside manners, she's heaven sent!
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