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We found 48 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Daly City, CA.

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

Dr. Christina Allen practices pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Allen's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, frozen shoulder, and PCL injury. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. 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 has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , frozen shoulder, PCL injury, arthritis, shoulder fracture, 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. Chunbong Benjamin Ma, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1701 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. C. Ma is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ma's clinical interests include hip replacement, concussion, and knee replacement. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ma is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Ma's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , frozen shoulder, PCL injury, arthritis, shoulder fracture, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), ACL injury

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

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

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Los Gatos, CA, Campbell, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Colyvas's areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Colyvas accepts. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Colyvas's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Greek. Dr. Colyvas's professional affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Tendon Repair, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Benjamin Lau, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Lau speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Brown & Toland Physicians. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lau at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lau has received the following distinction: 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. Laura Nan Sciaroni, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1800 Sullivan Avenue; #402
Daly City, CA
 

Dr. Laura Sciaroni is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Daly City, CA and San Francisco, CA. In her practice, Dr. Sciaroni focuses on sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Sciaroni's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, achilles tendon problems, ligament problems, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Elbow ... (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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Lo's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lo takes. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Lo's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, ACL injury

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

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

Dr. Sean Wang is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Wang attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Food Allergy, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Laryngology, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lianne Gensler's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. In Dr. Gensler's practice, she is particularly interested in kyphosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Gensler is 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. 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Masem is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Masem include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Masem's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Masem's office for an appointment. 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. Dr. Masem has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks German.

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

Dr. Eric Meinberg's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma and pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Meinberg include musculoskeletal surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meinberg takes. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Meinberg completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Richard O'Donnell specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Donnell include hodgkin's lymphoma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and soft tissue sarcoma. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. O'Donnell honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. O'Donnell attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. O'Donnell speaks Spanish.

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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. Thomas Parker Vail, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
500 Parnassus Avenue; Mu320w
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Vail, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Vail's clinical interests: knee replacement, hip arthroscopy, and hip resurfacing. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Vail completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, joint problems

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Knee Problems, Hip Resurfacing, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa L Lattanza, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1701 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Lattanza's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Her clinical interests include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). The average patient rating for Dr. Lattanza is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Lattanza has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, osteoarthritis, hand fracture

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

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

Dr. R. Zeng works as a general OB/GYN in Daly City, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Zeng include women's health issues. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zeng accepts. After completing medical school at Central South University, Dr. Zeng performed her residency at York Hospital. Dr. Zeng (or staff) speaks Mandarin. In addition, she offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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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 works as a rehabilitative services provider and orthopedic surgeon in Marina Del Rey, CA and San Francisco, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: shoulder dislocation, frozen shoulder, and PCL injury. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Feeley accepts. Dr. Feeley's education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He 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: , frozen shoulder, PCL injury, arthritis, shoulder fracture, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), ACL injury

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

Dr. Erik Nathan Hansen, BA, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Erik Hansen is an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Hansen attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hansen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement and knee replacement. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hansen (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Hansen's professional affiliations include the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

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

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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.