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We found 67 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Anthem near El Cajon, CA.

Dr. Scott Alan Hacker, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Building 3 Suite 256
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Scott Hacker is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in La Mesa, CA and San Diego, CA. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Hacker's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Hacker average 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hacker accepts. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Hacker welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, arthritis, knee ligament injuries, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Partial Knee Replacement, MAKOplasty, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan J Myer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6719 Alvarado Road; Suite 200
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Myer is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and Montefiore Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Myer include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Myer takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Myer's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, knee ligament injuries, arthritis, sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Tendon ... (Read more)

Dr. John Glenn Finkenberg, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8860 Center Drive; Suite 350
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. John Finkenberg is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: laminectomy, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Finkenberg takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Finkenberg attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital, Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Finkenberg welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bursitis, osteomyelitis, arthritis, knee ligament injuries, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Geoffrey David Weinstein, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
5555 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Geoffrey Weinstein practices radiation oncology in San Diego, CA and La Mesa, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weinstein include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weinstein honors. Dr. Weinstein graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Weinstein is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Sarcoma, Spine Tumor, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin Dubois, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Building 3 Suite 256
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Ben Dubois is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Dubois's clinical interests: tendon repair, rotator cuff repair, and shoulder replacement. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Dubois performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Dubois is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Arthroplasty, Osteoporosis, Tendon Repair, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Francis Moyad, MPH, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8851 Center Drive; Suite 200
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Moyad sees patients in La Mesa, CA and San Diego, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moyad include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, orthotics, and sports health. Dr. Moyad's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Sharp HealthCare. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Moyad trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Moyad takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bursitis, knee ligament injuries, arthritis, sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Orthotics, Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL ... (Read more)

Dr. David James Burnikel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8860 Center Drive; 350
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. David Burnikel is an orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise include knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Burnikel honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Burnikel is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, knee ligament injuries, arthritis, sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Tendon Repair, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Dean Frederick Mayer, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5525 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 4
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Dean Mayer's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Mayer's areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Mayer has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Mayer is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Ankylosing ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Bagley Hanson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Building 3 Suite 256
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Peter Hanson is an orthopedist in La Mesa, CA. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hanson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Hanson is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, knee ligament injuries, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Partial Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry J Marshall, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12517 Lakeshore Drive
Lakeside, CA
 

Dr. Larry Marshall works as a family practice physician. Patient ratings for Dr. Marshall average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marshall include cryotherapy, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Marshall is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Marshall is accepting new patients. He graduated from Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Headache, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain Management, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jieyu Lowery, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Jieyu Lowery practices family medicine. Her areas of expertise include abuse, cryotherapy, and depression. Dr. Lowery is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Lowery attended Shanghai Second Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at Fort Wayne Medical Education Program. She speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Francis Leonard, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Leonard's specialty is family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include warts, cryotherapy, and depression. Dr. Leonard is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Leonard obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Leonard has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Eczema, Neck Pain, Colitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brooke Laura Ballard, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8860 Center Drive; Suite 350
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Brooke Ballard's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; she sees patients in Coronado, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. Dr. Ballard is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Ballard attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , knee ligament injuries, arthritis, sprains, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, Tendon Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. Majid Shahbaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
8851 Center Drive; Suite 408
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Majid Shahbaz works as a general internist and geriatrician in La Mesa, CA. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shahbaz include abuse, depression, and physical disabilities. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has an open panel. Dr. Shahbaz graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Shahbaz's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Tuberculosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert W Foster, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 1-105
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Robert Foster's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Foster obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center. He speaks Italian. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Foster is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura A Hackett, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Laura Hackett's medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Hackett's clinical interests: warts, menopause, and sports health. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Hackett is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (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.