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We found 22 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Burbank, CA.

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
429 Llewellyn Avenue
Campbell, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Los Gatos, CA, Campbell, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Colyvas's areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Colyvas accepts. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Colyvas's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Greek. Dr. Colyvas's professional affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Tendon Repair, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kier J Ecklund, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
401 Old San Francisco Road; 1st Floor
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Kier Ecklund's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Mountain View, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ecklund accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Ecklund trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Ecklund is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, shoulder arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Earl Gayle, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
401 Old San Francisco Road; 1st Floor
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Richard Gayle practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Gayle has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Gayle honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Elbow Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Annu H Haridasani, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3425 South Bascom Avenue; Suite 200
Campbell, CA
 

Dr. Annu Navani sees patients in Cupertino, CA and Campbell, CA. Her medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. She has a special interest in migraine, spasticity, and bursitis. She is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Navani studied medicine at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Bursitis, Migraine, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spasticity

Dr. James Petros, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
14777 Los Gatos Boulevard; Suite 202
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. James Petros works as a physiatrist and pain doctor. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Petros include cryotherapy, migraine, and electrodiagnostic testing. Dr. Petros is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Petros (or staff) speaks French and Persian. Dr. Petros is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Sports Health, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Radiculopathy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
227 N Jackson Avenue
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Dinesh Bhuva practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Bhuva is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center of San Jose. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University College London (UCL) Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Bhuva (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter P Yu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road; Street Level
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Peter Yu specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Yu attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His clinical interests include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. Patient ratings for Dr. Yu average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yu takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

All Interests: Research, Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Myhanh T Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Occupational Medicine, Family Medicine
582 South Sunnyvale Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Myhanh Nguyen's areas of specialization are occupational medicine and family medicine; she sees patients in Sunnyvale, CA. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and French. Her clinical interests include travel medicine. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Injuries, Travel Medicine

Dr. Michael Dane Butcher, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14651 S Bascom Avenue
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Michael Butcher is a Los Gatos, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Butcher (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. After attending West Virginia University School of Medicine, Dr. Butcher completed his residency training at Naval Hospital Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Butcher is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey John Anderson, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
333 O'connor Drive
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Anderson's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Anderson a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. Dr. Anderson is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christian Foglar, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
200 Jose Figueres Avenue; Suite 365
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Christian Foglar is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Foglar's education and training includes medical school at the University of Basel Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Foglar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Serbo-Croatian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Advanced Orthopaedic Associates. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Gary Aptekar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14651 S Bascom Avenue; Suite 120
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Robert Aptekar is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Aptekar (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Russian. Dr. Aptekar is especially interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aptekar takes. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vidhi Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Vidhi Shah's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include general care. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Heart Failure, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melinda A Costa, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
2400 Samaritan Drive; Suite 103
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Melinda Costa is a specialist in facial plastic surgery. She works in San Jose, CA and Los Angeles, CA. She studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Costa trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: hemangioma, craniofacial surgery, and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Costa takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Cleft Lip and Palate, Facial Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Nose Problems, Hemangiomas, ... (Read more)

Meagan Jennings
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
401 Old San Francisco Road; Level 1
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Meagan Jennings' areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; she sees patients in Mountain View, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Jennings accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, tendon ruptures (tears), arthritis, achilles tendonitis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Ingrown Nails, Fractures, Ankle Reconstruction, Heel Pain, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery
3803 South Bascom Avenue; Suite 102
Campbell, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Abidi is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and foot & ankle surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abidi include knee problems, foot problems, and ankle problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Abidi is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Abidi (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, ... (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.