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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Secor include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Secor honors. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Secor's training includes a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and hip surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Woodson is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Woodson accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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. 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: , 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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Los Alamitos, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Klug include knee surgery, stress fractures, and hip surgery. Dr. Klug accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Klug speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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: , 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. He practices in La Mirada, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katz include palmar fasciectomy, prosthetics, and physical exams. Dr. Katz takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Katz is professionally affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Prosthetics, Tendonitis, Tendon Injury, Syndactyly, Polydactyly, MAKOplasty, Fractures, Palmar ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Zenia Cortes' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Cortes include knee problems, foot problems, and hand problems. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Cortes speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital. She is accepting 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 practices pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) and adult nephrology in Torrance, CA, Orange, CA, and Long Beach, CA. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Bonn Faculty of Medicine, 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 the following foreign languages: German and Persian.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Los Alamitos, CA and Long Beach, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ayele at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ayele include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ayele accepts. She studied medicine at Minsk State Medical Institute. She trained at Helene Fuld Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ayele (or staff) speaks 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include anemia and arthritis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin accepts. Dr. Lin obtained his medical school training at Kaohsiung Medical University and performed his residency at Methodist Hospital. He is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. His professional 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 an internist. He is a graduate of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Becker's residency was performed at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. His areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hylaform. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Becker takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. 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. Ramy Nabil Elias, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5750 Downey Avenue; #308
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Ramy Elias is an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Elias (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. His areas of expertise include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. Dr. Elias's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Elias an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Elias takes 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, 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. Siamak Rouzroch, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1703 Termino Avenue; #107
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Siamak Rouzroch's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Rouzroch is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of expertise for Dr. Rouzroch include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, pain management, and arthritis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Rouzroch (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Ezzat Wadih Wassef, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3771 Katella Avenue; Suite 110
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Ezzat Wassef is an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Wassef speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wassef include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Wassef average 1.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to 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. Peter Simon Birnbaum, DO
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3010 W Orange Avenue; #507
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Peter Birnbaum is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee replacement, and sports health. Dr. Birnbaum honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Peninsula Hospital Center, Dr. Birnbaum attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school. Dr. Birnbaum's 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)

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

Dr. Christopher Combs is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Lakewood, CA and Los Alamitos, CA. 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 rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Combs takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Combs speaks Spanish. Dr. Combs 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)

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

Mr. Lincoln Fraga's specialty is acupuncture. He is conversant in Spanish. Mr. Fraga's clinical interests include cancer supportive care, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Mr. Fraga has received the distinction of Graduated with Honors Summa Cum Laude. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Aaron Kern is a Lakewood, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Kern speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, general care, and arthritis. He is affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Kern graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Kern average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.