We found 79 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Emeryville, CA.

Dr. Chunbong Benjamin Ma, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Chunbong Ma's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Ma has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Ma include hip replacement, concussion, and knee replacement. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ma honors. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ma is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, frozen shoulder, PCL injury, shoulder fracture, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), shoulder arthritis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), ACL injury

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, PCL Injury, Shoulder Fracture, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Shoulder Dislocation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina R Allen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Christina Allen sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Her medical specialties are pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Allen's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, frozen shoulder, and PCL injury. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allen takes. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Allen has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, frozen shoulder, PCL injury, shoulder fracture, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), shoulder arthritis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, PCL Injury, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Barry McKinley, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2999 Regent Street; 225
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. O. McKinley's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McKinley include sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. McKinley accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McKinley is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and Virginia Mason Medical Center, Dr. McKinley attended Temple University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, Ankle Problems, ACL Injury, Arthritis, Women's Sports Medicine, Foot Problems

Dr. David Sheng-Hwei Chang, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5700 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 100
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. David Chang sees patients in Oakland, CA and Berkeley, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sports health and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Chang honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Before performing his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Chang attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Chang's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Alfred Eppley, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2999 Regent Street; Suite 225
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Robert Eppley sees patients in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Eppley is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Eppley include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University and a hospital affiliated with Harvard University, Dr. Eppley attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Eppley is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Eppley's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, arthritis, ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Tendonitis, Tendon Repair, Ultrasound, Women's Sports ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2999 Regent Street; Suite 225
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Brad Zwahlen works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. His clinical interests include meniscus repair, hip replacement, and knee replacement. The average patient rating for Dr. Zwahlen is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zwahlen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Zwahlen speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Zwahlen is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Replacement, Reconstructive Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Randall Strotz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2999 Regent Street; 225
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Charles Strotz's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Clinical interests for Dr. Strotz include knee problems, sports health, and partial knee replacement. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Strotz has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Strotz is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, arthritis, ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Tendon Repair, Women's Sports Medicine, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Michael Roth, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3315 Broadway; 1st Floor
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Roth's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Oakland, CA, Berkeley, CA, and San Ramon, CA. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Roth has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roth honors. He is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Elbow Arthroscopy, Tendon Repair, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth A Honsik, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
2999 Regent Street; Suite 225
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Honsik's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine; he sees patients in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at MacNeal Hospital. His areas of expertise include sports health. Dr. Honsik takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Honsik's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Dislocation, Ultrasound, Women's Sports Medicine, Overuse ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry, Other
80 Grand Avenue; Suite 610
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Mark Chan is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. He has a special interest in pain management, musculoskeletal injuries, and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Chan has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Chan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Electromyography, Musculoskeletal Pain, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Morris Taylor, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
400 29th Street; Suite #400
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Scott Taylor is a specialist in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He works in Oakland, CA. Dr. Taylor is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. He trained at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science for residency. His clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taylor honors. Dr. Taylor (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Taylor's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, dislocation, ligament problems, joint infection, hand fracture, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Hand Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernest Yadao Cheng, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
3031 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 241
Berkeley, 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. Rex Edward Moulton-Barrett, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
2070 Clinton Avenue; 4th Floor East
Alameda, CA
 

Dr. Rex Moulton-Barrett's areas of specialization are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Alameda, CA and Brentwood, CA. Dr. Moulton-Barrett (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Polish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moulton-Barrett include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network. Dr. Moulton-Barrett graduated from the University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Maimonides Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. The average patient rating for Dr. Moulton-Barrett is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Wrist Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Dupuytren's ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Howard-Luke Chin, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
80 Grand Avenue; Suite 810
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Chin is a hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Oakland, CA. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Chin performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Chin (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. In addition, he offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese and German. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Wrist Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard John ODonnell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, 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. Mathias Alexander Masem, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
80 Grand Avenue; 6th Floor
Oakland, 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 is conversant in German. Dr. Masem's areas of expertise include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and hand surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Masem attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Masem's practice is open to new patients.

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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)

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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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