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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Clinical interests for Dr. Colyvas include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Colyvas speaks Greek. His professional affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. Dr. Ecklund 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. Ecklund honors. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he performed his 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, 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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Gayle has indicated that his clinical interests include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Gayle's residency was performed at Howard University Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gayle is accepting 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 is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She works in Cupertino, CA and Campbell, CA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of migraine, spasticity, and bursitis. She is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Navani accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Navani attended Medical College and Hospital Kolkata for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Bursitis, Migraine, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spasticity

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

Dr. Dinesh Bhuva specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in San Jose, CA and Fremont, CA. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Bhuva attended the University College London (UCL) Medical School. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. Dr. Bhuva (or staff) speaks Hindi. He 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. 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. His areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, migraine, and electrodiagnostic testing. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Petros honors. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. 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)

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 medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), anemia, and chronic leukemia. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yu's education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Yu has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not accepting 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 an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Butcher a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Butcher completed residency programs 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. Dr. Butcher is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Butcher welcomes 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's specialties are occupational medicine and family medicine. She practices in Sunnyvale, CA. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Vietnamese, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include travel medicine. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Nguyen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Nguyen's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen accepts. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Robert Aptekar's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Aptekar focuses on replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aptekar is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Aptekar (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Russian. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Aptekar 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 area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Anderson average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Anderson honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks German. He is 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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Basel Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Foglar honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Foglar (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Serbo-Croatian. Dr. Foglar's 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. Vidhi Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Vidhi Shah is a general internist in Santa Clara, CA and San Jose, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include general care. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After attending Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Shah's 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)

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

Dr. Meagan Jennings practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jennings's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in Campbell, CA and Capitola, CA, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Abidi has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, foot problems, and ankle problems. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Abidi is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Abidi (or staff) is conversant in 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's specialty is facial plastic surgery. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Costa completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). In her practice, she is particularly interested in hemangioma, craniofacial surgery, and cosmetic surgery. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Costa is affiliated with 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)

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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.