We found 21 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept AARP near Dublin, CA.

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

Dr. Benjamin Halligan practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Halligan average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Halligan include orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Halligan is professionally 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: , 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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Fremont, CA and Dublin, CA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of pain management and musculoskeletal injuries. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wu honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. Dr. Wu speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Injuries, Pain Management

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

Dr. Lawrence Huang is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Huang include spinal cord injuries, pain management, and traumatic brain injury. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Huang is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. For his professional training, Dr. Huang completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Lower Back Problems, Sciatica, Epidural ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ernest Cheng is a physiatrist and sports medicine specialist. In Dr. Cheng's practice, he is particularly interested in pain management and sports health. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Richard John ODonnell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2303 Camino Ramon; Suite 175
San Ramon, 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. Bogdan Silviu Eftimie, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 3rd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Bogdan Eftimie is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Eftimie's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, colon cancer, and clinical trials. The average patient rating for Dr. Eftimie is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Dr. Eftimie performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He speaks Romanian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Eftimie is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Research, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa L Lattanza, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2303 Camino Ramon; Suite 175
San Ramon, 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. Scott A Hoffinger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5000 Pleasanton Avenue; 2nd Floor, Suite 200
Pleasanton, CA
 

Dr. Scott Hoffinger's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hoffinger average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. Dr. Hoffinger's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Hoffinger has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Trauma

Dr. Sean Xun Wang, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 3rd Floor
Dublin, 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. Aruna Chakravorty, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4050 Dublin Boulevard; 3rd Floor
Dublin, CA
 

Dr. Aruna Chakravorty is an endocrinologist. Dr. Chakravorty (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended Medical College and Hospital Kolkata for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency. Dr. Chakravorty is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bone problems

All Interests: Graves Disease, Type 1 Diabetes, Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy, Hypertension, Hormone ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nicole Jeffrey-Starr's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr has an open panel. She attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Jeffrey-Starr (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Frank Lin's area of specialization is family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Lin speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Lin is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, bone diseases

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

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

Dr. Robert Su's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His clinical interests encompass rheumatic diseases. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Su is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Su speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Pandya accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

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

Dr. David Fischer is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Fischer is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of 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. Dr. Fischer is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fischer completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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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 an adult endocrinologist. He is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Shlesinger's clinical interests encompass disorders of calcium metabolism, osteoporosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP), and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shlesinger trained at North Shore University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shlesinger is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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