We found 66 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Emeryville, CA.

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

Dr. Christina Allen practices pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Allen's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, frozen shoulder, and PCL injury. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. 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 has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , frozen shoulder, PCL injury, arthritis, shoulder fracture, 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. Chunbong Benjamin Ma, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. C. Ma is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ma's clinical interests include hip replacement, concussion, and knee replacement. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ma is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Ma's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , frozen shoulder, PCL injury, arthritis, shoulder fracture, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), ACL injury

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

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

Dr. David Chang is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Chang is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Chang 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. Barry Barry McKinley, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2999 Regent Street; 225
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. O. McKinley is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. McKinley has indicated that his clinical interests include sports health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and Virginia Mason Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. McKinley's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Eppley is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eppley include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University and a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Dr. Eppley's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He 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)

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

Dr. Brad Zwahlen sees patients in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Zwahlen is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital for Special Surgery's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: meniscus repair, hip replacement, and knee replacement. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Zwahlen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He speaks Spanish. 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 his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

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

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

Dr. Mark Chan is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Oakland, CA. Dr. Chan's areas of expertise consist of back pain, neck pain, and pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Chan's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, musculoskeletal injuries

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

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

Dr. Scott Taylor specializes in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Taylor average 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and fractures (broken bones). Dr. Taylor's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Taylor attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. Dr. Taylor (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, ligament problems, joint infection, hand fracture, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

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

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

Dr. C. Strotz is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Strotz attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Strotz include sports health and partial knee replacement. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Strotz is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Strotz's practice 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. Kenneth A Honsik, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
2999 Regent Street; Suite 225
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Honsik works as a family practitioner and sports medicine specialist. He has a special interest in sports health. Dr. Honsik is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Honsik studied medicine at Rush Medical College. His medical residency was performed at MacNeal Hospital.

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

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

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

Dr. Kevin Roth works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Roth is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Roth's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roth honors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, tendonitis

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

Dr. Ernest Yadao Cheng, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
3031 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 241
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Ernest Cheng is a rehabilitation physician and sports medicine specialist in Berkeley, CA and Pleasanton, CA. Dr. Cheng's areas of expertise include the following: pain management and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Cheng is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He has an open panel.

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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. 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 is a medical specialist in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Moulton-Barrett has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Moulton-Barrett is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Maimonides Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Moulton-Barrett (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Wrist Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (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 specializes in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Chin (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese and German. Clinical interests for Dr. Chin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Chin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Chin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. 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. Oleg Igor Krijanovski, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Oleg Krijanovski is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist in Berkeley, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Krijanovski attended medical school at Second Moscow State Medical Institute. He has a special interest in blood and marrow transplant. Dr. Krijanovski's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krijanovski honors. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Krijanovski's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Krijanovski's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Marilyn Masten Honegger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2999 Regent Street; Suite 301
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Marilyn Honegger is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Honegger an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Honegger include women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Honegger is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Honegger attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (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.