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We found 62 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 is a pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allen include arthroscopic surgery, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), and PCL injury. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Allen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Allen's office for an appointment. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for her residency. Dr. Allen has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish.

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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. Chunbong Ma is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include hip replacement, concussion, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Ma attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ma accepts. Dr. Ma has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Chang's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chang trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. 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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Orinda, CA and Berkeley, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McKinley include sports health. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center and Virginia Mason Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Women's Sports Medicine, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Eppley's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Eppley is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Eppley's clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Eppley is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include meniscus repair, hip replacement, and knee replacement. Dr. Zwahlen's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Zwahlen speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Zwahlen 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. Charles Strotz works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. Dr. Strotz has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include sports health and partial knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Strotz takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Strotz has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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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 sees patients in Oakland, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and fractures (broken bones). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Taylor accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He graduated from Meharry Medical College and then he performed his residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. In addition to English, Dr. Taylor (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Taylor's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: , knee arthritis, ligament problems, joint infection, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Arthroscopy, Foot Surgery, Wrist ... (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 medicine practitioner and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Honsik's areas of expertise include sports health. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Honsik trained at MacNeal Hospital. Dr. Honsik's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. His practice is open to 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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Oakland, CA. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Chan has a special interest in 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 in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Chan studied medicine at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Berkeley, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Ramon, CA. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Roth has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Roth completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He is accepting 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 sees patients in Berkeley, CA and Pleasanton, CA. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cheng include pain management and sports health. Dr. Cheng honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is accepting 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 practices plastic surgery, hand surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Moulton-Barrett takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Maimonides Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Moulton-Barrett (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Polish. His professional affiliations include 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. 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. He speaks Russian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Krijanovski include blood and marrow transplant. Dr. Krijanovski is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). After completing medical school at Second Moscow State Medical Institute, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patient ratings for Dr. Krijanovski average 4.5 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krijanovski accepts. He is accepting new patients.

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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. She works in Orinda, CA and Berkeley, CA. Patients rated Dr. Honegger highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Honegger'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 the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Honegger has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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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. His clinical interests 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. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chin is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Chin (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. He also offers language support for Cantonese and German-speaking patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture

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