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We found 47 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 is a pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allen include arthroscopic surgery, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), and PCL injury. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Allen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Allen's office for an appointment. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for her residency. Dr. Allen has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Chunbong Benjamin Ma, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1701 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Chunbong Ma is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include hip replacement, concussion, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Ma attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ma accepts. Dr. Ma has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Los Gatos, CA, Campbell, CA, and San Francisco, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Colyvas has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Colyvas accepts. Dr. Colyvas has an open panel. After attending the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Colyvas 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)

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

Dr. Benjamin Lau's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lau's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Lau welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for his residency. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Daly City, CA and San Francisco, CA. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sciaroni's areas of expertise consist of sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. For her professional training, Dr. Sciaroni completed a residency program 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. Dr. Sciaroni 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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Daly City, CA and Burlingame, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Lo a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Lo graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Lo speaks Spanish.

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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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in San Francisco, CA, Fremont, CA, and Dublin, CA. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Wang completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He speaks Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to 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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her areas of expertise consist of kyphosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma. Dr. Gensler is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She 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. Eric Grant Meinberg, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1580 Valencia Street; #106
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Eric Meinberg's specialties are orthopedic trauma and pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Meinberg attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. In his practice, Dr. Meinberg focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, fractures (broken bones), 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 and practices in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Ramon, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. O'Donnell include hodgkin's lymphoma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and soft tissue sarcoma. The average patient rating for Dr. O'Donnell is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. O'Donnell honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. O'Donnell's residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. O'Donnell's office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Vail speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in knee replacement, hip arthroscopy, and hip resurfacing. He is professionally affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Vail is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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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. 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 sees patients in Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Masem include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and hand surgery procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Masem takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Masem 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. Rong Wendy Zeng, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1850 Sullivan Avenue; Suite 550
Daly City, CA
 

Dr. Rong Zeng is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zeng include women's health issues. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zeng takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at York Hospital, Dr. Zeng attended medical school at Central South University. In addition to English, Dr. Zeng (or staff) speaks Mandarin. She also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. Dr. Zeng has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Lisa Lattanza works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and hand surgeon in San Francisco, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Oakland, CA. Dr. Lattanza studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. She trained at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. Her areas of expertise 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. Dr. Lattanza is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Lattanza welcomes 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. Brian T Feeley, MD
Specializes in Rehabilitative Services, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 Parnassus Avenue; Mu 320
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Brian Feeley specializes in rehabilitative services and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Feeley's areas of expertise include shoulder dislocation, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), and PCL injury. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Feeley attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, 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's clinical interests include hip replacement and knee replacement. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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). Dr. Hansen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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.