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We found 17 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. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Secor's clinical interests include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Secor graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Secor is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans.

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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 specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and hip surgery. Dr. Woodson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). The average patient rating for Dr. Woodson is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Woodson takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Klug speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Klug include knee surgery, stress fractures, and hip surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Lakewood Hospital, and Los Alamitos Medical Center. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Zenia Cortes works as an orthopedist. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and hand problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cortes accepts. Her 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. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital. Dr. Cortes 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 specialties are pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) and adult nephrology. Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh attended the University of Bonn Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America - Nephrology; and America's Top Doctors (Nephrology) - Castle Connolly Medical Ltd..

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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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Ayele graduated from Minsk State Medical Institute. Her medical residency was performed at Helene Fuld Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thyroid problems. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Ayele is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ayele (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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. Steven Joseph Becker, MD, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5122 Katella Avenue; Suite 210
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Steven Becker is an internist in Los Alamitos, CA. Dr. Becker's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hylaform. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, Dr. Becker attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Becker (or staff) speaks Amharic, Spanish, and Russian. Dr. Becker 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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elias include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. Dr. Elias (or staff) is conversant in 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 works as an internist. Dr. Lin's clinical interests encompass anemia and arthritis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He obtained his medical school training at Kaohsiung Medical University and performed his residency at Methodist Hospital. He is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Lin is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Community Hospital Long Beach.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Anemia

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

Dr. Ezzat Wassef is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Lakewood, CA and Los Alamitos, CA. Dr. Wassef studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wassef include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wassef is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. His 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. Peter Simon Birnbaum, DO
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3010 W Orange Avenue; #507
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Peter Birnbaum's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. He attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then went on to complete his residency at Peninsula Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Birnbaum include hip replacement, knee replacement, and sports health. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Birnbaum is professionally affiliated with 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's area of specialization is acupuncture. His clinical interests include cancer supportive care, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. He is in-network 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 is conversant in Spanish. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Siamak Rouzroch practices general internal medicine. Dr. Rouzroch (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Persian. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, pain management, and arthritis. Dr. Rouzroch is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Rouzroch honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Christopher Combs works as an orthopedist. Dr. Combs's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Combs is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Kern is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kern include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, general care, and arthritis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kern is 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 practices general internal medicine in Lakewood, CA. He studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Shah has indicated that his clinical interests include substance abuse, general care, and pulmonary function test (PFT). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in 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.