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 works as an internist in Los Alamitos, CA and Long Beach, CA. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thyroid problems. Dr. Ayele takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Her education and training includes medical school at Minsk State Medical Institute and residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ayele (or staff) speaks Amharic, Spanish, and German. Dr. Ayele is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Steven Becker practices general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Becker (or staff) speaks Amharic, Spanish, and Russian. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hylaform. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Becker trained at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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. Ramy Nabil Elias, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5750 Downey Avenue; #308
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Ramy Elias practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elias include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. Patients gave Dr. Elias an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Elias attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Elias (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. 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, 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. Harold M Lin, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3791 Katella Avenue; Suite 105
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Harold Lin's area of specialization is general internal medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Lin has a special interest in anemia and arthritis. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Community Hospital Long Beach. He obtained his medical school training at Kaohsiung Medical University and performed his residency at Methodist Hospital. Dr. Lin accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Anemia

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

Dr. Ezzat Wassef's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wassef's average patient rating is 1.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Wassef's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach 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. Siamak Rouzroch, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1703 Termino Avenue; #107
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Siamak Rouzroch's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Rouzroch (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Persian. In his practice, Dr. Rouzroch focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, pain management, and arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Rouzroch is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Lawrence Cohn is an internist in Paramount, CA. Dr. Cohn speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Cohn average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cohn is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

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

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

Dr. Christopher Combs' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. Dr. Combs is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Combs is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Combs completed a residency program at Harbor-UCLA 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. Aaron R Kern, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5750 Downey Avenue; Suite 100
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Aaron Kern specializes in general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kern at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, general care, and arthritis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Kern speaks Spanish. He 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in substance abuse, general care, and pulmonary function test (PFT). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons. He attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Filipino, and Spanish. Dr. Shah 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.