We found 65 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Anthem PPO near Chula Vista, CA.

Dr. Christopher S Pallia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 230
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Pallia is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Pallia is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pallia graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pallia is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, arthritis, knee ligament injuries, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Damion Jay Valletta, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 340b
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Damion Valletta works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and scoliosis. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Valletta is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Valletta's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Valletta welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Sports Health, Microsurgery, Scoliosis, Growth Problems, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Collin Eves, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
480 4th Avenue; Suite 307
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. William Eves sees patients in Chula Vista, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Eves is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, growth problems, and osteoporosis. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Eves accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Eves's medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Growth Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthroplasty, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. William Joseph Padilla, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
263 Church Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. William Padilla is a Chula Vista, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Padilla has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, preventive care, and women's health issues. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine and Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. In addition to English, Dr. Padilla speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Cryosurgery, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Preventive Care, Arthritis, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Cornell Anderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
525 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Brian Anderson's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Anderson include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. Dr. Anderson's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Anderson is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Anderson (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Japanese.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing ... (Read more)

Dr. John Richard Pedrotty Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1222 1st Street; Suite 1
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. John Pedrotty works as a family practice physician. He studied medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Pedrotty's clinical interests include warts, menopause, and psoriasis. Patient ratings for Dr. Pedrotty average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pedrotty has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Pedrotty is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Cryosurgery, Sports Health, Eczema, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Leonor Castillo, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics & Gynecology
911 E Plaza Boulevard
National City, CA
 

Dr. Maria Castillo is a specialist in obstetrics & gynecology. She works in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and National City, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Castillo include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and high risk pregnancy. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Castillo is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Castillo is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Cryosurgery, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Breast Issues, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Brooke Laura Ballard, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
230 Prospect Place; Suite 210
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Brooke Ballard practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Diego, CA, Coronado, CA, and La Mesa, CA. Dr. Ballard's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ballard include arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Ballard attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Ballard speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, knee ligament injuries, sprains, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Occupational Therapy Treatment, Physical Therapy ... (Read more)

Dr. Tom-Oliver Klein, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
525 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Tom-Oliver Klein's areas of expertise include warts, depression, and liver disease. Dr. Klein accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Klein is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Cryosurgery, Eczema, Kidney Stones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura Norton Fagerlund, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine
1224 10th Street; Suite 200
Coronado, CA
 

Clinical interests for Dr. Laura Petrovich include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and physical disabilities. Patient ratings for Dr. Petrovich average 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Petrovich honors. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Petrovich attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. David James Burnikel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
230 Prospect Place; 210
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. David Burnikel specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in San Diego, CA, La Mesa, CA, and Coronado, CA. Dr. Burnikel obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Burnikel is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, knee ligament injuries, arthritis, sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Tendon Repair, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Marie Kettlehake, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
1050 B Avenue; Suite C
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Kettlehake works as an internist and general pediatrician. Dr. Kettlehake's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and adolescent gynecology. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kettlehake takes. Dr. Kettlehake is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Sports Health, Type 1 Diabetes, Eczema, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Iyabo Olatokunbo Daramola, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
2401 Reo Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Iyabo Daramola speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, osteoporosis, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Daramola attended Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Sinai Hospital of Detroit and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for residency. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daramola accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Daramola's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Cryosurgery, Headache, Osteoporosis, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pourang Kamali, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
769 Medical Center Court; Suite #301
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Pourang Kamali specializes in obstetrics & gynecology. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Kamali include colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Patient ratings for Dr. Kamali average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kamali honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Caroll Toledo Toledo Nader, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
345 F Street; Suite 110
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Caroll Toledo-Nader is a family practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Toledo-Nader include preventive care, women's health issues, and arthritis. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Toledo-Nader is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Toledo-Nader graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Toledo-Nader completed a residency program at International. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Toledo-Nader is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Preventive Care, Immigration Issues, Physical Exams, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues

Dr. David Preston Hansen, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
754 Medical Center Court; #100
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. David Hansen has a special interest in diabetes, preventive care, and arthritis. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hansen honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Hansen is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Preventive Care, Weight Management, Diabetes, Arthritis

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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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