We found 49 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Daly City, CA.

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1500 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Colyvas include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Colyvas's hospital/clinic affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Brown & Toland Physicians, and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has an open panel. Dr. Colyvas obtained his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed 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. Chunbong Benjamin Ma, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1701 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Chunbong Ma's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Ma has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Ma include hip replacement, concussion, and knee replacement. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ma honors. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ma is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, frozen shoulder, PCL injury, shoulder fracture, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), shoulder arthritis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), ACL injury

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, PCL Injury, Shoulder Fracture, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Shoulder Dislocation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina R Allen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1701 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Christina Allen sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Her medical specialties are pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Allen's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, frozen shoulder, and PCL injury. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allen takes. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Allen has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, frozen shoulder, PCL injury, shoulder fracture, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), shoulder arthritis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, PCL Injury, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Marvin Yukming Lo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1800 Sullivan Avenue; Suite 402
Daly City, CA
 

Dr. Marvin Lo is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Burlingame, CA and Daly City, CA. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include sports health and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center (Daly City and Moss Beach, CA). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lo's office for an appointment. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, arthritis, ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, PCL Reconstruction, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry
4306 Geary Boulevard; Suite 201
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Lau is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Lau attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Lau's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Auto Injuries, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Neck Pain, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard John ODonnell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard O'Donnell practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Ramon, CA. Dr. O'Donnell has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: hodgkin's lymphoma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and soft tissue sarcoma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. O'Donnell attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. O'Donnell has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. O'Donnell is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Bone Cancer, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Dr. Mathias Alexander Masem, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Owens Street; Hand, Elbow and Upper Extremity Surgery Center
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Mathias Masem's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA. He is conversant in German. Dr. Masem's areas of expertise include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and hand surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Masem attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Masem's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, osteoarthritis, bone problems, hand fracture

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Foot Surgery, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa L Lattanza, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 Parnassus Avenue; Mu320w
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Lattanza's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Dr. Lattanza's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Lattanza's residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Patient ratings for Dr. Lattanza average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Lattanza has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, osteoarthritis, arthritis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), hand fracture, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Lianne Simone Gensler, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
533 Parnassus Avenue; U-384
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lianne Gensler is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in San Francisco, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in kyphosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gensler accepts. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Gensler attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Gensler is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Kyphosis, Spondylolisthesis

Dr. Amir Meir Matityahu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1580 Valencia Street; Suite #106
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Amir Matityahu sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Matityahu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, CPMC - St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Matityahu is conversant in Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Eric Grant Meinberg, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1580 Valencia Street; #106
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Eric Meinberg specializes in orthopedic trauma and pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Meinberg has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and CPMC - St. Luke's Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, arthritis, osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, Fracture Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Erik Nathan Hansen, BA, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 Parnassus Avenue, Box 0728; Orthopaedic Surgery Department Mu320w
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Erik Hansen specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hansen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of hip replacement and knee replacement. Dr. Hansen's professional affiliations include the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Dr. Hansen attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Sean Xun Wang, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sean Wang's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Wang attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Wang is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Surfer's Ear, Food Allergy, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rong Wendy Zeng, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1850 Sullivan Avenue; Suite 550
Daly City, CA
 

Dr. Rong Zeng's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Zeng (or staff) speaks Mandarin. In addition, she offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zeng include women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center (Daly City and Moss Beach, CA). After completing medical school at Central South University, she performed her residency at York Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Zeng is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian T Feeley, MD
Specializes in Rehabilitative Services, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 Parnassus Avenue; Mu 320
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Brian Feeley is a physician who specializes in rehabilitative services and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Feeley include shoulder dislocation, frozen shoulder, and PCL injury. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Feeley is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, frozen shoulder, PCL injury, shoulder fracture, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), shoulder arthritis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), ACL injury

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, PCL Injury, Shoulder Fracture, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Shoulder Dislocation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven G Dubois, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
400 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Steven Dubois is a physician who specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dubois include solid tumor. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Dubois (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Boston Children's Hospital, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Sarcoma, Soft Tissue Tumor, Solid Tumor, Bone Tumor

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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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