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We found 66 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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Coronado, CA and San Diego, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Pallia a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pallia accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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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. 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. Dr. Eves has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, growth problems, and osteoporosis. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Eves welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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

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

Dr. Damion Valletta's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA. Dr. Valletta is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Valletta include hip replacement, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and scoliosis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland. In addition to English, Dr. Valletta speaks Spanish. Dr. Valletta is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Brian Anderson's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Anderson (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Japanese. Clinical interests for Dr. Anderson include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. He is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Anderson takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Anderson has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Tom-Oliver Klein speaks German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Klein include warts, cryotherapy, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Klein's education and training includes medical school at the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Klein is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, 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
 

Patient ratings for Dr. Laura Petrovich average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Petrovich's areas of expertise include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and physical disabilities. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Petrovich attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. William Padilla practices family medicine in Chula Vista, CA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Padilla include cryotherapy, depression, and preventive care. Dr. Padilla takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Padilla attended the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine and Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Padilla is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Patricia Kettlehake specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Coronado, CA. Her clinical interests include warts, menopause, and adolescent gynecology. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kettlehake is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Kettlehake's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Brooke Ballard works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Coronado, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ballard include arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. Dr. Ballard is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ballard is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. John Pedrotty specializes in family medicine. He attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Pedrotty include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pedrotty accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is professionally 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, Cryosurgery, Depression, 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 physician who specializes in obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Castillo's clinical interests: menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and cryotherapy. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Castillo graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. 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, Cryosurgery, Adolescent Gynecology, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Breast Issues, Vaginal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Burnikel is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. His areas of expertise include knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Burnikel accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Burnikel is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Iyabo Daramola speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Daramola include diabetes, cryotherapy, and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Before completing her residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dr. Daramola attended medical school at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. Dr. Daramola's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Lisa Ann Johnston, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
1400 E Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Johnston specializes in obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Chula Vista, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Johnston average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnston include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Johnston graduated from The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and then she performed her residency at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Diagnostic Evaluation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharna B Shachar, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
525 H Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Sharna Shachar's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shachar include depression, physical disabilities, and women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Shachar takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shachar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Tuberculosis, Preventive Care, Herbal Medicine, Weight ... (Read more)

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

Patients rated Dr. David Hansen highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, preventive care, and arthritis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Hansen attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Hansen's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Hansen is accepting new patients.

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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.