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We found 20 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept AARP near Dublin, CA.

Dr. Lawrence Po Huang, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 3rd Floor, Suite #320
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Huang specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. His areas of expertise include spinal cord injuries, pain management, and traumatic brain injury. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Huang is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Huang attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school. Dr. Huang speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Lower Back Problems, Sciatica, Epidural Steroid Injection, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin Warren Halligan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 3rd Floor, Suite #320
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Halligan, who practices in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Halligan focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Halligan attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Halligan honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, tendonitis

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

Dr. Shirley X Wu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 3rd Floor, Suite #320
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Shirley Wu's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. In Dr. Wu's practice, she is particularly interested in pain management and musculoskeletal injuries. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her education and training includes medical school at Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Wu's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Injuries, Pain Management

Dr. Ernest Yadao Cheng, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
5720 Stoneridge Mall Road; Suite 250
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Ernest Cheng is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine specialist. His clinical interests include pain management and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Cheng graduated from Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Cheng is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Electromyography, ACL Injury, Shoulder Dislocation, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bogdan Silviu Eftimie, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd and 3rd Floors
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Bogdan Eftimie's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Eftimie's clinical interests include blood disorders. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Eftimie's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Eftimie attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Romanian.

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

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Xun Wang, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 3rd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Sean Wang specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Wang studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wang trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In addition to English, Dr. Wang speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include 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. Richard J ODonnell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2303 Camino Ramon; Suite 175
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Richard O'Donnell is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. O'Donnell's clinical interests include hodgkin's lymphoma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and soft tissue sarcoma. Patient ratings for Dr. O'Donnell average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He studied medicine at 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. Dr. O'Donnell's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Lisa L Lattanza, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2303 Camino Ramon; Suite 175
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Lattanza is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and hand surgeon. Dr. Lattanza's areas of expertise include the following: dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Before completing her residency at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Lattanza attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lattanza 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lattanza's office for an appointment.

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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. Aruna Chakravorty, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4050 Dublin Boulevard; Third Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Aruna Chakravorty's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chakravorty include diabetes and metabolism. On average, patients gave Dr. Chakravorty a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Chakravorty (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Chakravorty's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chakravorty has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bone problems

All Interests: Graves Disease, Type 1 Diabetes, Hypertension, Hormone Testing, Bone Problems, Continuous Glucose ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicole Avril Jeffrey Starr, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Jeffrey-Starr, who practices in Dublin, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr obtained her medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jeffrey-Starr include women's health issues. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Michelle M Oliveira, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4050 Dublin Boulevard
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Michelle Oliveira's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Oliveira has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Oliveira attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Essure, HPV, ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Fischer, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. David Fischer sees patients in Palo Alto, CA, Dublin, CA, and Fremont, CA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma, food allergy, and rheumatic diseases. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Fischer attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Fischer average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Food Allergy, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yshay Shlesinger, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
111 Deerwood Road; #180
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Yshay Shlesinger is a specialist in adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). In his practice, he is particularly interested in disorders of calcium metabolism, osteoporosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Shlesinger has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Shlesinger speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP), and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank Lin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Frank Lin works as a family medicine physician. Dr. Lin studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. The average patient rating for Dr. Lin is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Lin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Lin is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, bone problems

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Bone Problems, Migraine, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Su, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4000 Dublin Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Robert Su is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. Dr. Su obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Su focuses on rheumatic diseases. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Su honors. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Su is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Sjogren's ... (Read more)

Dr. Nirav Kiritkumar Pandya, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2303 Camino Ramon; Suite 175
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Nirav Pandya is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Pandya's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , PCL injury, ACL injury

All Interests: PCL Injury, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Wrist Surgery, Elbow Problems, Arthroscopic ... (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.