staff 001Rheumatologists are internists or pediatricians who have additional Fellowship training in rheumatology. They specialize in the treatment of arthritis, musculoskeletal pain disorders, autoimmune diseases and osteoporosis.

At the Northern California Arthritis Center we have made every effort to customize our facility to the unique needs of our patients. We provide a comfortable and efficient infusion suite, extremity MRI and state-of-the-art bone density testing for osteoporosis. Our numerous on-site services allow us to assess your condition quickly and minimize visits to other sites for testing.

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Laboratory Tests

Most health plans require that you obtain your laboratory studies from a contracted facility. We will assist you in any way that we can but because each plan varies, you need to know where you are required to have any tests performed. If you are not sure which facility is contracted with your health plan, please contact your member service representative. If you go to an out-of-network facility, it could result in a higher cost to you.

Regarding your test results, please allow 2 to 3 working days for the results of your test(s) to be sent to our office and reviewed by the physician. If there are any significant findings, the physician/nurse will contact you and give you any instruction that is required. Test results which are within normal limits will not be reported to you, however, we invite you to discuss all of the findings at your next appointment with the physician.

Prescripton Refills

If you have been prescribed medication(s) by one of our physicians and you are in need of a refill, please call your pharmacy and they will fax us a refill authorization request. Please allow 48 hours.


We ask our patients to monitor their prescription medication closely and to assess supplies before each office visit.  We request that patients get their medications refilled at the time of their appointment or when necessary to call a prescription in to their pharmacy several days in advance of running out of the medication.

Refills of pain medications cannot be authorized on weekends.

Billing Information

The phone number for the billing department is (925) 210-1050 ext. 26 or ext 28. If you have any questions regarding our charges and/or payment requirements, please feel free to contact us.


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Walnut Creek Office

Walnut Creek Office
120 La Casa Via, Suite 204, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Tel. 925-210-1050

San Ramon Office

San Ramon Office
5201 Norris Canyon Road, Suite 305, San Ramon CA 94583
Tel. 925-867-9090