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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 an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in La Mesa, CA and San Diego, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hacker include arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and sports health. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Hacker attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Hacker average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Hacker is open to 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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Myer's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Myer trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and Montefiore Medical Center.

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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 spine surgeon and orthopedist. These areas are among his clinical interests: laminectomy, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and arthroscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital, Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Finkenberg accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Finkenberg is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Finkenberg attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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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's specialty is radiation oncology. His clinical interests include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Dr. Weinstein is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Weinstein completed his residency training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Sarcoma, Spine Tumor, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Colorectal 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include tendon repair, rotator cuff repair, and shoulder replacement. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dubois accepts. Dr. Dubois attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. David Burnikel is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Burnikel attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Burnikel welcomes 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, 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mayer include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Mayer has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He 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 works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Hanson's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Hanson attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Hanson has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Hanson's practice is open to 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. Jieyu Lowery, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Jieyu Lowery works as a family practitioner in La Mesa, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: abuse, cryotherapy, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Lowery is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at Shanghai Second Medical University. Dr. Lowery's residency was performed 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 is a family medicine physician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leonard include warts, cryotherapy, and depression. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Leonard is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ballard's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, Dr. Ballard speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Ballard is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Occupational Therapy Treatment, Physical Therapy ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Majid Shahbaz is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Shahbaz attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shahbaz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His clinical interests include abuse, depression, and physical disabilities. Patient ratings for Dr. Shahbaz average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Shahbaz speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Thomas Moyad practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, orthotics, and sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Moyad is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Moyad's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Moyad's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Robert Foster is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of VA Wadsworth Medical Center's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Patient ratings for Dr. Foster average 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He speaks Italian. Dr. Foster is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to 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 is a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Hackett is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Hackett include warts, menopause, and sports health. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Hackett graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Larry Marshall works as a family medicine physician in Lakeside, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Marshall's areas of expertise include cryotherapy, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Marshall speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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