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We found 18 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Los Alamitos, CA.

Dr. Perry Robert Secor, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3771 Katella Avenue; Suite 209
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Perry Secor specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Los Alamitos, CA. Dr. Secor attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Secor is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, bone problems, bone infection, musculoskeletal problems, joint infection, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Spinal Pain, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Jon Woodson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3771 Katella Avenue; Suite 209
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Woodson's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Los Alamitos, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Woodson include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and hip surgery. Dr. Woodson is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Woodson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, joint problems

All Interests: Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Hip Injury, Arthritis, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Raymond A Klug, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3771 Katella Avenue; #310
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Raymond Klug practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Los Alamitos, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee surgery, stress fractures, and hip surgery. Dr. Klug is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Klug studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, joint problems, tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Subacromial Decompression, Bone Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Neil Thomas Katz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
16702 Valley View Avenue
La Mirada, CA
 

Dr. Neil Katz's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Katz attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: palmar fasciectomy, tenolysis, and prosthetics. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones), joint problems, tendonitis, tendon injury

All Interests: Prosthetics, Adjacent Tissue Transfer, Tendonitis, Tendon Injury, Syndactyly, Polydactyly, ... (Read more)

Dr. Zenia Esther Cortes, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7052 Orangewood Avenue; #6
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. Zenia Cortes practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Garden Grove, CA, La Mirada, CA, and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Cortes's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Clinical interests for Dr. Cortes include knee problems, foot problems, and hand problems. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Cortes's professional affiliations include Lakewood Regional Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health, Ankle Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kamyar Zadeh Kalantar-Zadeh, MPH, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology, Adult Nephrology
5901 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh's medical specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) and adult nephrology. Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Bonn Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America - Nephrology; and America's Top Doctors (Nephrology) - Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.. Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh (or staff) speaks German and Persian. Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Bone Problems, Kidney Transplant, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis

Dr. Etsegenet Tefera Ayele, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5122 Katella Avenue; Suite 210
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Etsegenet Ayele's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Ayele's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thyroid problems. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before completing her residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center, Dr. Ayele attended medical school at Minsk State Medical Institute. Dr. Ayele (or staff) speaks the following languages: Amharic, Spanish, and German. Her professional affiliations include 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. Harold M Lin, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3791 Katella Avenue; Suite 105
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Harold Lin's specialty is general internal medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in anemia and arthritis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin takes. Dr. Lin is a graduate of Kaohsiung Medical University and a graduate of Methodist Hospital's residency program. Dr. Lin speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese. He is affiliated with 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 specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Becker's clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hylaform. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. In addition to English, Dr. Becker (or staff) speaks Amharic, Spanish, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Rouzroch (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Persian. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, pain management, and arthritis. Dr. Rouzroch's hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. 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). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Peter Simon Birnbaum, DO
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3010 W Orange Avenue; #507
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Peter Birnbaum is a pediatric orthopedist and hand surgeon in Anaheim, CA. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and sports health. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Birnbaum is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Dr. Birnbaum performed his residency at Peninsula Hospital Center. His professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Pain, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Ligament ... (Read more)

Lincoln Jose Fraga
Specializes in Acupuncture
5220 Clark Avenue; Suite 330
Lakewood, CA
 

Mr. Lincoln Fraga works as an acupuncturist. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Mr. Fraga's clinical interests: cancer supportive care, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Graduated with Honors Summa Cum Laude. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Plantar Fasciitis, Osteoporosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ramy Elias is an orthopedist in Lakewood, CA. Dr. Elias attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Elias include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. Patient ratings for Dr. Elias average 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elias takes. In addition to English, Dr. Elias (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Elias 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. Ezzat Wadih Wassef, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3771 Katella Avenue; Suite 110
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Ezzat Wassef is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. Dr. Wassef is professionally affiliated with 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. Patients gave Dr. Wassef an average rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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. Christopher John Combs, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5122 Katella Avenue; Suite 102
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Combs is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Combs include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. 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 rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Combs is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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 works as an internist. These areas are among Dr. Kern's clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, general care, and arthritis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kern studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, he 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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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.