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We found 10 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare HMO near Lakewood, CA.

Dr. Etsegenet Tefera Ayele, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2840 Long Beach Boulevard; Suite 465
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Etsegenet Ayele specializes in general internal medicine. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ayele include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thyroid problems. Dr. Ayele's hospital/clinic affiliations include MemorialCare Health System, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She attended medical school at Minsk State Medical Institute. Dr. Ayele completed her residency training at Helene Fuld Medical Center. Dr. Ayele (or staff) speaks the following languages: Amharic, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Gastrointestinal Problems, Restylane, Diabetes, Arthritis, Thyroid Problems, Botox ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold M Lin, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3791 Katella Avenue; Suite 105
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Harold Lin practices general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lin include anemia and arthritis. Dr. Lin is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Kaohsiung Medical University and residency at Methodist Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Lin speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Community Hospital Long Beach.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Anemia

Dr. Steven Joseph Becker, MD, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5122 Katella Avenue; Suite 210
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Steven Becker is a Los Alamitos, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Becker (or staff) is conversant in Amharic, Spanish, and Russian. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hylaform. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Becker is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Restylane, Diabetes, Arthritis, Thyroid Problems, Botox Injection, Hylaform

Dr. Siamak Rouzroch, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1703 Termino Avenue; #107
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Siamak Rouzroch sees patients in Long Beach, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, pain management, and arthritis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Rouzroch obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Rouzroch (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Persian. Dr. Rouzroch is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Pain Management

Dr. Ramy Nabil Elias, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5750 Downey Avenue; #308
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Ramy Elias works as an orthopedist in Lakewood, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Elias (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elias include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Elias average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Elias takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, knee ligament injuries, spinal fracture, musculoskeletal problems, tendonitis, ankle fracture, tendon injury, joint pain, stress fractures, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, bone infection, joint infection, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Ankle Fracture, Knee Sprain, Shoulder Dislocation, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher John Combs, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5750 Downey Avenue; Suite 308
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Combs is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Combs include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, knee ligament injuries, spinal fracture, musculoskeletal problems, tendonitis, ankle fracture, tendon injury, joint pain, stress fractures, osteoarthritis, arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, bone infection, joint infection, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Ankle Fracture, Knee Sprain, Shoulder Dislocation, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Ezzat Wadih Wassef, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5750 Downey Avenue; Suite 308
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Ezzat Wassef, who practices in Lakewood, CA and Los Alamitos, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Wassef speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Wassef average 1.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, knee ligament injuries, spinal fracture, musculoskeletal problems, tendonitis, ankle fracture, tendon injury, joint pain, stress fractures, osteoarthritis, arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, bone infection, joint infection, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Ankle Fracture, Knee Sprain, Shoulder Dislocation, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Steven Cohn, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16415 South Colorado Avenue; Suite 202
Paramount, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Cohn's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cohn's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Cohn's professional affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Blood Tests, Hypertension, Bone Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Aaron R Kern, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5750 Downey Avenue; Suite 100
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Aaron Kern practices general internal medicine. Dr. Kern studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, general care, and arthritis. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Kern is professionally affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Acid Reflux, Arthritis, General Care

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5750 Downey Avenue; Suite 100
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Mansoor Shah is an internist. Dr. Shah has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: substance abuse, general care, and pulmonary function test (PFT). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of King Edward Medical University. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Urdu, Filipino, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Bone Problems, Acid Reflux, Pulmonary Function Test, General Care

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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.