Dr. Micah Yu

Direct Rheumatology, Integrative, and Lifestyle Medicine

Rheumatology Services

Your Immune System.

My Mission.

 

When you become a patient of Dr. Yu’s, you will get comprehensive care, personalized medicine, and direct access to him. You will no longer have to wait days or weeks to hear back from your rheumatologist. You will be granted more time for your unanswered questions and more dated medicine that helps you combat misinformation.

Dr. Yu is a rheumatologist that combines the fields of rheumatology, lifestyle medicine, functional, and integrative medicine. His unique model of care and expertise is very rare. Very few physicians, if any, have undergone extensive training in these combined fields. In addition to his unique approach, when you become a patient of Dr. Yu’s, you will get direct access to him. You will no longer have to wait days or weeks to hear back from your rheumatologist.

What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is a subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on rheumatic diseases. Rheumatologists diagnose and treat pain and disorders of the joints, muscles, bones, tendons, and other connective tissues. They also focus on autoimmune diseases related to the connective tissues.

When should you consider the consultation of a rheumatologist?

Rheumatologists are also known as arthritis doctors. If you are experiencing joint pain, swelling, or stiffness, it may be a good time to see a rheumatologist. Rheumatologists treat many rare and mystery diseases. Rheumatologists often act as detectives and help piece together a complex puzzle of symptoms and lab tests.

Here are other reasons to see a rheumatologist: 

  • When you have certain abnormal blood tests such as anti nuclear antibodies(ANA), rheumatoid factor (RF), or elevated inflammatory markers such as erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) or c-reactive protein (CRP)
  • When you have trouble figuring out what’s wrong.
  • When you have joint pain, back pain, neck pain, or joint stiffness
  • When you feel overall fatigue and muscle aches

Pricing Plan

New consultations are $400 for a 1-hour new visit

Follow-ups are $250 for a 30minute follow up visit

No Show Fee – $75. 

Appointment Cancellations are required 48 hours prior to visit or else no show fees apply.

Dr. Yu does not accept insurance in his office and can provide a superbill to you.  

What Our Practice Offers

Here are some symptoms that may prompt the need to see Dr. Yu:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Joint pain and joint swelling
  • Chronic muscle pain
  • Muscle weakness

Dr. Yu primarily focuses on autoimmune rheumatic diseases and arthritis including the following:

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Osteoarthritis

Lupus

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Dermatomyositis

Osteoporosis

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Reactive Arthritis

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

Psoriatic Arthritis

Gout

Scleroderma

Sjogrens

Vasculitis

Fibromyalgia

Polymyositis

Pseudogout

Autoinflammatory conditions

Dr. Yu also sees patients that have conditions other than rheumatic diseases. He has training in lifestyle medicine, integrative medicine, and functional medicine as well. Please contact our office if you have any questions (email preferred).

Direct Rheumatology Thrive Membership

I offer Direct Rheumatology Membership plan for enhanced services that are not covered by the visit which will allow me as your doctor to take a proactive interest in your health with high-quality guidance, medicine, and service.

Often times patients need ongoing care in between visits and have questions that arise.  Through my membership plan, patients will be able to contact me for any concerns, flares, as well as any questions regarding their nutrition and integrative medicine.  

My patients are very happy with this program because it allows any question to be answered within 24 hours.  Also my patients have confidence that there is a doctor with them during their flares.

 

Micah Yu’s Thrive Membership Program

Direct Rheumatology Membership

Direct Rheumatology Membership available after Initial Visit.

BENEFITS
  • Direct access to Dr. Yu through phone and, text and email.
  • Ability to contact Dr. Yu during flares
  • Quick answers to your nutritional and integrative questions
  • Coaching you through your lifestyle transitions

“I understand because I am a patient who suffers from autoimmune disease.” – Dr. Micah

General Questions

How do I become a patient?

You can sign up by clicking here. When you get to the portal, choose Dr. Micah Yu as your physician, and select your appointment time.

He is currently licensed in California, Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Washington, and Florida. However, you can message him directly if there are any state licenses you would like him to pursue outside of California. There are several states that Dr. Yu can see patients without a state license due to circumstances around coronavirus.

Why should you be a patient of Dr. Yu’s?

Dr. Yu is a rheumatologist that combines the fields of rheumatology, lifestyle medicine, functional, and integrative medicine. His unique model of care and expertise is very rare. Very few physicians, if any, have undergone extensive training in these combined fields. In addition to his unique approach, when you become a patient of Dr. Yu’s, you will get direct access to him. You will no longer have to wait days or weeks to hear back from your rheumatologist.

Does Dr. Yu take insurance?

Dr. Yu is out of network with all insurances. He only accepts Medicare patients in California only.  When you get a consultation with him, he can generate a superbill for you to give back to your insurance for compensation. All labs, imaging, and medications ordered can go through your insurance. Contact your insurance to find out the rules regarding seeing an out of network physician.

How is Dr. Yu different from other Rheumatologists?

Dr. Yu provides a holistic approach to rheumatology. He understands the power of food and lifestyle medicine and is able to blend allopathic medicine with complementary medicine. He has training in multiple complementary medicine fields including being board certified in lifestyle medicine, being in his second fellowship studying integrative medicine at the University of Arizona.  

Does Dr. Yu prescribe traditional rheumatology medications?

Dr. Yu can prescribe traditional rheumatology medications such as biologics. He will go over your symptoms and diagnoses with you to come up with a treatment plan that fits your goal.

Can Dr. Yu be my primary rheumatologist?

Dr. Yu can be your primary rheumatologist but can also provide second opinions as well.

What states is Dr. Yu licensed in?

He is currently licensed in California, Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey,  New York, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Texas, Ohio, Florida, Utah, and Washington. However, you can message him directly if there are any state licenses you would like him to pursue outside of California. There are several states that Dr. Yu can see patients without a state license due to circumstances around coronavirus.

Hours

Wednesday - Friday
9 AM - 5 PM

“Dr. Micah Yu is an excellent doctor! He has helped me feel so much better and has given me a much better quality of life and for that, I am very grateful! If you are looking for a kind, caring, the excellent doctor that specializes in Rheumatology then Dr. Yu is your man! I have no doubt that he will be a leading doctor in the advancement of finding a cure for many of the debilitating autoimmune diseases that people suffer from today.”

Patient