We found 25 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Burbank, CA.

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

Dr. Richard Gayle's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gayle include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. Dr. Gayle is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gayle takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Gayle attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, 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. Nicholas Colyvas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
429 Llewellyn Avenue
Campbell, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Colyvas include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Colyvas's hospital/clinic affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Brown & Toland Physicians, and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has an open panel. Dr. Colyvas obtained his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Greek.

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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 areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Ecklund is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ecklund welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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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, PCL Reconstruction, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Annu Navani's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. She attended medical school at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for her residency. Dr. Navani has indicated that her clinical interests include migraine, spasticity, and bursitis. Dr. Navani is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Bursitis, Migraine, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spasticity

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. James Petros is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He works in San Jose, CA and Los Gatos, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Petros (or staff) speaks French and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Petros include cryotherapy, migraine, and electrodiagnostic testing. Dr. Petros is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Petros average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Petros is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. John T Kao, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
550 S. Winchester Boulevard; Suite 110
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. John Kao is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in San Jose, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kao's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kao accepts. Dr. Kao studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. Dr. Yu's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, MidState Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yu is not accepting new patients at this time. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

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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. Jeffrey Scott Kanel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3803 S Bascom; Suite 102
Campbell, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kanel's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kanel has a special interest in foot problems, spine problems, and elbow problems. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kanel accepts. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco and Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Kanel is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Diseases, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Aptekar sees patients in Los Gatos, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In Dr. Aptekar's practice, he is particularly interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Aptekar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aptekar's office for an appointment.

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

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

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

Dr. Myhanh Nguyen's specialties are occupational medicine and family medicine. She practices in Sunnyvale, CA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include travel medicine. Dr. Nguyen takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Nguyen attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and French. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Nguyen is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Michael Butcher works as an orthopedist in Los Gatos, CA. His education and training includes medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and residency at Naval Hospital Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Butcher has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Butcher (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Butcher is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (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 in San Jose, CA. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Foglar attended medical school at the University of Basel Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Foglar (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Serbo-Croatian. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Advanced Orthopaedic Associates. Dr. Foglar's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Vidhi Shah is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. In Dr. Shah's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to 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 practices facial plastic surgery. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her areas of clinical interest consist of hemangioma, craniofacial surgery, and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Costa's professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center of San Jose. Dr. Costa attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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 is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jennings is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to 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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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.
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