San Diego Arthritis Medical Clinic

Michael Keller, MD

Rheumatologist & Internist located in San Diego, CA & El Centro, CA

About Dr. Keller

Dr. Keller founded San Diego Arthritis Medical Clinic in 1975. He expanded the practice to El Centro in 2000, when the community lost its only rheumatologist. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology, and a member of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Keller has appeared many times as guest lecturer to medical staffs and to the public. He has served as principal investigator in over 100 clinical trials. Dr. Keller is a longtime supporter – and past honoree – of the Arthritis Foundation. His involvement with the Arthritis Foundation spans nearly 40 years, as a physician and a member of the board of directors. Half a million people in San Diego are touched directly by arthritis, which is one reason Dr. Keller has made it his life’s work to care for people who suffer from arthritis, osteoporosis, and other chronic pain conditions.

Dr. Keller is a proud husband, father, and grandfather. When he's not treating patients, you might find him riding horses or playing his accordion.

Dr. Keller is a recommended physician in the Sharp Hospital network, El Centro Regional Medicine network, and the Yuma Regional Medical Center network.

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San Diego Arthritis Medical Clinic

Dr. Keller founded San Diego Arthritis Medical Clinic in 1975. He expanded the practice to El Centro in 2000, when the community lost its only rheumatologist. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology, and a member of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Keller has appeared many times as guest lecturer to medical staffs and to the public. He has served as principal investigator in over 100 clinical trials. Dr. Keller is a longtime supporter – and past honoree – of the Arthritis Foundation. His involvement with the Arthritis Foundation spans nearly 40 years, as a physician and a member of the board of directors. Half a million people in San Diego are touched directly by arthritis, which is one reason Dr. Keller has made it his life’s work to care for people who suffer from arthritis, osteoporosis, and other chronic pain conditions.

Dr. Keller is a proud husband, father, and grandfather. When he's not treating patients, you might find him riding horses or playing his accordion.

Dr. Keller is a recommended physician in the Sharp Hospital network, El Centro Regional Medicine network, and the Yuma Regional Medical Center network.


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Welcome to Our Clinic

At San Diego Arthritis Medical Clinic, we believe that the true core of a successful treatment plan is the relationship between patient/doctor. Our overriding objective is to help you get your life back - independent and free from pain. As the leading rheumatology provider in the communities we serve, we have the experience and knowledge to achieve this objective.

SDAMC was founded nearly 40 years ago by a physician who wanted to help people who suffer from arthritis. That same physician continues to lead our practice today. Patients who enter our doors now benefit from decades of research, technological developments, treatment breakthroughs, and constant equipment modernization.

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Mahmood Pazirandeh, MD, FACP, FACR

"I am a Board Certified Rheumatologist with 30+ years experience in management of RA, Thyroid related arthritis, Polymyalgia, and Ankylosing Spondylitis as well as other rheumatic diseases. I have had longstanding experience in teaching and Medical Education as well as patient education. I love to help patients with arthritis."


100% of his patients surveyed would recommend Dr. Paz to their friends.

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Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept most major insurances. If you do not see your insurance provider on the list, or have any questions regarding our insurance policy, please call the office.

1199SEIU
Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
EmblemHealth
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Health Net
HIP
Humana
Medicare
Multiplan PHCS
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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Any place that is all about the improvement of my health, I will give that 5 stars. They also have great staff."

    LA C.
  • Yelp

    "I brought my mother Alicia Bermudez for her left knee pain. Dr. Keller treated her with care and professionalism."

    J E.
  • Yelp

    "I first saw Dr. Paz in December 2014 and fell in love with the way he treated me. Dr. Paz took the time to listen to my needs."

    Sandea G.
  • Vitals

    "He is a nice, sweet doctor, including his staff who makes you feel good even when you are not having a good day. "

    Verified Patient