We found 26 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Burbank, CA.

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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. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. Dr. Gayle is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Gayle is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. He speaks 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. Kier J Ecklund, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
401 Old San Francisco Road; 1st Floor
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Kier Ecklund specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Mountain View, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ecklund include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ecklund honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ecklund attended Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He 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, PCL Reconstruction, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Los Gatos, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Campbell, CA. Patients gave Dr. Colyvas an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Colyvas accepts. Dr. Colyvas's practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then went on to complete 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. Annu H Haridasani, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3425 South Bascom Avenue; Suite 200
Campbell, CA
 

Dr. Annu Navani is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. In her practice, she is particularly interested in migraine, spasticity, and bursitis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Navani attended medical school at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Dr. Navani is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Bursitis, Migraine, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spasticity

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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kao include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Kao is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Kao is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Dinesh Bhuva, who practices in San Jose, CA and Fremont, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Bhuva takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. After attending the University College London (UCL) Medical School, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Bhuva (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Bhuva is affiliated with Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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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 medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Petros include cryotherapy, migraine, and sports health. Dr. Petros honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Petros (or staff) speaks French and Persian. He is 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 is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Yu's clinical interests include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His training includes a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Yu is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Hartford Hospital, and MidState Medical Center. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Aptekar's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Aptekar include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Aptekar graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Aptekar (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Russian. Dr. Aptekar is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Aptekar's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Kanel is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kanel graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco and Loma Linda University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include foot problems, spine problems, and elbow problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kanel speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and French. Her areas of expertise include travel medicine. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patient ratings for Dr. Nguyen average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to 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. Rakesh R Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
15400 National Avenue; Suite 100
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Rakesh Patel is a radiation oncologist in Pleasanton, CA, Los Gatos, CA, and Castro Valley, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of radiation therapy and prostate cancer. Dr. Patel is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and St. Rose Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Brachytherapy, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael D 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Butcher is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Naval Hospital Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Butcher (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Butcher welcomes new patients.

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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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of Basel Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Foglar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. 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, 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 practices general internal medicine in Santa Clara, CA and San Jose, CA. She studied medicine at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Her training includes residency programs at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Shah has a special interest in general care. Dr. Shah takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She 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)

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Costa include hemangioma, craniofacial surgery, and cosmetic surgery. She is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center of San Jose. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Costa's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). In addition to English, 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.
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