We found 38 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana ChoiceCare Network near Beverly Hills, CA.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8737 Beverly Boulevard; Suite 303
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Robert Klapper works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in West Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Klapper's areas of clinical interest consist of hip replacement, knee replacement, and rotator cuff surgery. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Klapper is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes a residency program at Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Ligament Problems, Surgical Procedures, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Rotator Cuff Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
444 S. San Vicente Boulevard; Mark Goodson Building, Suite 603
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. William Hohl's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Hohl's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in clubfoot, ACL reconstruction, and hip dysplasia. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Hohl honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Hohl attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder tendonitis, ligament problems, ACL injury, ankle fracture, foot fracture

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Ankle Fracture, Hip Dysplasia, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Physiatry
8700 Beverly Boulevard; Suite Ac1109
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Arash Asher is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Asher speaks Persian. He has a special interest in trigger point injections, fibromyalgia, and joint injections. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Asher is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Asher takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Pain, Fibromyalgia, Nausea, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neuropathy, Trigger Point Injections, Stomach ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Matthew Bernstein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Other
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Robert Bernstein is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, kyphosis, and hip dysplasia. Dr. Bernstein is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Bernstein is in-network for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Bernstein has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteomyelitis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Hip Problems, Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Problems, Polydactyly, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Shamim Vahid Shakibai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8733 Beverly Boulevard; Suite 408
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Shamim Shakibai works as a general internist in Los Angeles, CA and West Hollywood, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shakibai include menopause, migraine, and depression. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shakibai's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Shakibai (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Shakibai's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Depression, Type 1 Diabetes, Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Poisoning, Neck ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
8702 Beverly Boulevard; Saperstein Critical Care Tower, Suite Ms 35
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Monica Mita's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In her practice, Dr. Mita focuses on breast cancer and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). She is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Mita honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. She studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Mita has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Mita (or staff) is conversant in Romanian and French.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Sarcoma, Breast Cancer

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Specializes in Family Medicine
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 1260w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Brent Michael practices family medicine. Dr. Michael is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Michael trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is especially interested in heart problems, osteoporosis, and preventive care. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Michael speaks Spanish. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Preventive Care, Heart Problems, General Care

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Specializes in Other, Obstetrics
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 1265w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. John Edwards, who practices in Santa Monica, CA, is a medical specialist in obstetrics. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include menopause, osteoporosis, and urinary incontinence. Dr. Edwards is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health. Dr. Edwards takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Los Angeles Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Urinary Incontinence, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Christopher Allison, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Oncology
444 S San Vicente Boulevard; Suite 603
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Allison's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and revision hip arthroplasty. Dr. Allison's professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Cedars-Sinai. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Allison has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic fracture, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), hip fracture, bone problems, acetabular fracture

All Interests: Tumor, Pelvic Fracture, Hip Fracture, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Orrin M Troum, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2336 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 207
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Orrin Troum is a Santa Monica, CA physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass osteoporosis and arthritis. Dr. Troum accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Troum's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Arthritis

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Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
10876 Riverside Drive
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Ara Poladian is a general OB/GYN in North Hollywood, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Poladian (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. In his practice, Dr. Poladian focuses on minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and osteoporosis. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Poladian average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Poladian welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endocrine Diseases

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Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
2021 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 730e
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Laurie Reynard sees patients in Santa Monica, CA. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include obesity, menopause, and osteoporosis. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Reynard performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reynard accepts. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Weight Management, Obesity, Hormone ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1328 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Elyse Rubenstein practices adult rheumatology. Her education and training includes medical school at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Rubenstein's clinical interests encompass lupus and arthritis. Patient ratings for Dr. Rubenstein average 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rubenstein's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Sarah Ruth Rettinger, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
8700 Beverly Boulevard; Room B-131
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Rettinger's area of specialization is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Her clinical interests include obesity, diabetes management, and thyroid problems. Dr. Rettinger is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Rettinger's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and Facey Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Weight Management, Obesity, Pituitary Disorders

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. M. Modabber works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Modabber's clinical interests: rotator cuff surgery, carpal tunnel surgery, and wrist fracture. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Modabber attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with UCLA Health and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Modabber's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Wrist Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8635 W Third Street; Suite 990w
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Dellamaggiora is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dellamaggiora speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Dellamaggiora include rotator cuff surgery, wrist reconstruction, and wrist fracture. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health System and Cedars-Sinai. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Dellamaggiora completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, osteoarthritis, hand fracture, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Reconstruction, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Surgery, ... (Read more)

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What are Musculoskeletal Problems?

The musculoskeletal system refers collectively to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. It is what gives our bodies structure and allows us to move and do things. Because this system encompasses so much of the body, musculoskeletal problems are extremely varied and can happen almost anywhere. There are musculoskeletal problems that affect only the joints, those that affect the bones, those that affect tendons and ligaments, and those that can happen in any area of the body but cause pain and numbness.

Joint problems include bursitis and arthritis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushion on the outside of a joint, causing symptoms including pain and swelling. Arthritis is the inflammation and damage of a joint due to wear and tear or disease. There are several treatments for arthritis, but if the damage progresses far enough, joint replacement may be necessary. In joint replacement, a metal or plastic implant is surgically placed within the joint to make movement easier.

Bone problems include scoliosis, fractures, and osteoporosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, making the normally straight spine look like a “C” or “S.” It is treated with braces or surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break easily. It’s most common in women, especially older women. Fully half of all women over 65 have osteoporosis. Fractures are any break in the bone. They can be a simple crack or a severe and complicated shatter. Osteoporosis causes fractures in people who have it, but other causes are trauma (such as a fall) or overuse.

Tendon and ligament problems most often result from injury or overuse. Two good examples are ligament tears and tendonitis. The most common ligament tear is the ACL tear in the knee. This ligament supports and stabilizes the knee and is most often torn during sports activities. Tendonitis happens when a tendon, which connects muscles and bones together, becomes irritated and inflamed. This happens most often in older patients who push their bodies too far, leading to pain and swelling. Treatment for both tendon and ligament problems usually includes rest, ice, and supporting the area to let it heal.

Pain and numbness problems can be caused by overuse, disease, an injury, or a compressed nerve. Lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common conditions patients encounter. Lower back pain may be caused by sore muscles that have been overworked, or an injury to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. Lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a few days, but it may require medical treatment depending on the cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve at the base of the palm becomes trapped or pinched. Symptoms include tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Treatment involves rest and sometimes steroid injections.

Because the musculoskeletal system involves so much of the body, problems here can be incredibly varied in their type and severity. Some musculoskeletal problems will go away on their own or only require rest, while others may require medication, physical therapy, or even surgery.