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We found 65 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's areas of specialization are pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; she sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. These areas are among her clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, frozen shoulder, and PCL injury. Dr. Allen accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Allen is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. C. Ma specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Patients gave Dr. Ma an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ma include hip replacement, concussion, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Ma performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Ma has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, 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 a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Chang accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chang's office for an appointment. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is especially interested in sports health. Dr. McKinley is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center and Virginia Mason Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McKinley welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, ACL injury

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

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

Dr. Robert Eppley's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Eppley is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Eppley's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Eppley accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University and a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. Before performing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Zwahlen attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zwahlen include meniscus repair, hip replacement, and knee replacement. Patient ratings for Dr. Zwahlen average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zwahlen is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Zwahlen's practice is open to 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. C. Strotz, who practices in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Strotz include sports health and partial knee replacement. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Strotz takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Strotz has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Strotz is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He 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. Scott Morris Taylor, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
400 29th Street; Suite #400
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Scott Taylor is a physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Dr. Taylor (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and fractures (broken bones). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. 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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Taylor's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Kenneth Honsik's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Honsik graduated from Rush Medical College. He completed his residency training at MacNeal Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Honsik include sports health. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Honsik is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Mark Chan's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He has a special interest in back pain, neck pain, and pain management. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Chan attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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. Kevin M Roth, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
80 Grand Avenue; Suite 400
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Roth is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Roth include musculoskeletal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Roth's 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. Dr. Roth is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in Berkeley, CA and Pleasanton, CA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Dr. Cheng's areas of expertise include pain management and sports health. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Cheng's practice is open to new patients.

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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 works as a plastic surgeon, hand surgeon, and otolaryngologist. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Moulton-Barrett is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences, he performed his residency 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. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). His practice is open to 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. Marilyn Masten Honegger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2999 Regent Street; Suite 301
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Marilyn Honegger sees patients in Orinda, CA and Berkeley, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Honegger attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Honegger has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (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 and practices in Oakland, CA. Dr. Chin (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. In addition, he offers interpreting services for Cantonese and German-speaking patients. 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. Dr. Chin is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Chin completed a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 a specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He works in Berkeley, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Krijanovski include blood and marrow transplant. Dr. Krijanovski's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is accepting new patients. After attending Second Moscow State Medical Institute for medical school, Dr. Krijanovski completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, he speaks Russian.

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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)

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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.