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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's areas of specialization are pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; she sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. These areas are among her clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, frozen shoulder, and PCL injury. Dr. Allen accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Allen is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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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. C. Ma specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Patients gave Dr. Ma an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ma include hip replacement, concussion, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Ma performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Ma has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Clinical interests for Dr. Colyvas include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Colyvas speaks Greek. His professional affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as a physiatrist. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Brown & Toland Physicians. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Lau attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Patient ratings for Dr. Lau average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lau is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. His practice 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, who practices in Daly City, CA and San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In Dr. Sciaroni's practice, she is particularly interested in sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sciaroni takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She is accepting 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 an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Daly City, CA and Burlingame, CA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Lo attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Lo's areas of expertise include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lo takes. In addition to English, Dr. Lo speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. His practice is open to 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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Wang is conversant in Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Gensler has a special interest in kyphosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency 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. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Masem's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Masem attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He 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 specialties are orthopedic trauma and pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for his residency. Dr. Meinberg's areas of expertise include musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Meinberg's office for an appointment.

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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 practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Ramon, CA. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. O'Donnell completed residency programs at Beth Israel Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. O'Donnell has indicated that his clinical interests include hodgkin's lymphoma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. O'Donnell has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. O'Donnell speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He has an open panel.

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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. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vail's areas of clinical interest consist of knee replacement, hip arthroscopy, and hip resurfacing. He is affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vail attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. R. Zeng is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Zeng average 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zeng takes. Dr. Zeng obtained her medical school training at Central South University and performed her residency at York Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Zeng (or staff) speaks Mandarin. She also offers language support for Cantonese-speaking patients. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery; she sees patients in San Francisco, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Oakland, CA. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include 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 honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lattanza welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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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. Kasra Eliasieh, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2186 Geary Boulevard; #212
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Kasra Eliasieh's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Eliasieh is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Eliasieh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Eliasieh's hospital/clinic affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Ectropion, Graves Disease, Entropion, Tumor, Bell's Palsy, Blepharospasm, Reconstructive 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's specialties are rehabilitative services and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Feeley's clinical interests include shoulder dislocation, frozen shoulder, and PCL injury. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. Dr. Feeley takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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)

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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.