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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' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He speaks Greek. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Colyvas is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Colyvas attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Colyvas honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to 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 sees patients in Mountain View, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Ecklund is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Ecklund is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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, 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gayle has a special interest in sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Gayle honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Howard University Hospital's residency program.

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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 is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Cupertino, CA and Campbell, CA. She is especially interested in migraine, spasticity, and bursitis. She is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Navani obtained her medical school training at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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' specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Petros is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, migraine, and electrodiagnostic testing. Dr. Petros is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Petros honors. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Petros attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Petros (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Persian.

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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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. Dr. Bhuva attended the University College London (UCL) Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bhuva (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Bhuva is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Yu include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), anemia, and chronic leukemia. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yu honors. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Yu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Butcher is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Butcher is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Butcher honors. He is open to new patients. Dr. Butcher is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Naval Hospital Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Butcher (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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

Dr. Robert Aptekar is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Los Gatos, CA. In Dr. Aptekar's practice, he is particularly interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Aptekar trained at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Aptekar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Russian. Dr. Aptekar is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. He is open to 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. Myhanh T Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Occupational Medicine, Family Medicine
582 South Sunnyvale Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Myhanh Nguyen works as a family practice physician and occupational medicine specialist. 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. She is especially interested in travel medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Nguyen at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and French. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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. Christian Foglar, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
200 Jose Figueres Avenue; Suite 365
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Christian Foglar practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Foglar is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. Dr. Foglar is a graduate of the University of Basel Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Foglar's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Foglar (or staff) is conversant in 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. 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, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Anderson works as an orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. Dr. Anderson has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in German. Dr. Anderson 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. Vidhi Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Vidhi Shah's specialty is general internal medicine. She graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Shah trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In her practice, Dr. Shah focuses on general care. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Shah welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Meagan Jennings is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Mountain View, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. Dr. Jennings is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. 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)

Dr. Nicholas Ahsan Abidi, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery
3803 South Bascom Avenue; Suite 102
Campbell, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Abidi is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and foot & ankle surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in knee problems, foot problems, and ankle problems. Dr. Abidi is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Abidi (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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)

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. Her areas of expertise consist of hemangioma, craniofacial surgery, and cosmetic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center of San Jose. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Costa honors. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. She speaks Spanish.

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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)

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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.