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 sees patients in Los Alamitos, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Secor include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Secor is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Secor 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: , 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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Los Alamitos, CA. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and hip surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Woodson is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Woodson's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Woodson accepts.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee surgery, stress fractures, and hip surgery. Dr. Klug honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Lakewood Hospital, and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), 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 in Garden Grove, CA, La Mirada, CA, and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Cortes's clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and hand problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Lakewood Regional Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Cortes speaks Spanish.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) and adult nephrology. He works in Torrance, CA, Orange, CA, and Long Beach, CA. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh obtained his medical school training at the University of Bonn Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His distinctions include: 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. 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 works as an internist. She studied medicine at Minsk State Medical Institute. For her residency, Dr. Ayele trained at Helene Fuld Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ayele include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thyroid problems. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ayele accepts. Dr. Ayele (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 works as a general internist. Dr. Becker has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hylaform. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Becker graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. 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 orthopedist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Elias 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. Dr. Elias takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Elias trained at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Elias (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, knee ligament injuries, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), 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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Los Alamitos, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: anemia and arthritis. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Community Hospital Long Beach. Dr. Lin is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Kaohsiung Medical University, he performed his residency at Methodist Hospital. Dr. Lin speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Wassef's clinical interests include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wassef accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, knee ligament injuries, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), 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 specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. 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. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Birnbaum honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Pain, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Ligament ... (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. His areas of clinical interest consist of 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. Dr. Rouzroch is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Rouzroch is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine, he 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 Spanish, German, and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Mr. Lincoln Fraga practices acupuncture in Lakewood, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Mr. Fraga include cancer supportive care, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Mr. Fraga has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Christopher John Combs, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5122 Katella Avenue; Suite 102
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Combs' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Combs include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. Patients gave Dr. Combs an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Combs attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include 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, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kern include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, general care, and arthritis. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider 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. He speaks Spanish. He 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

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

Dr. Mansoor Shah works as a general internist in Lakewood, CA. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Filipino, and Spanish. He is especially interested in substance abuse, general care, and pulmonary function test (PFT). He is affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and more.

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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.
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