We found 21 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Health Net near Los Alamitos, CA.

Dr. Raymond A Klug, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3771 Katella Avenue; Suite 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. Dr. Klug's areas of expertise include the following: knee surgery, stress fractures, and hip surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, osteoporosis, arthritis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), joint problems, tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Los Alamitos, CA. Dr. Woodson's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and hip surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Woodson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Woodson is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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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. Leah Marie Pike, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3742 Katella Avenue; #303
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Leah Pike sees patients in Los Alamitos, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Pike a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pike include foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Pike attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Her professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Hand Problems

Dr. Ayaz Amir Biviji, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3010 W Orange Avenue; Suite 303
West Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Ayaz Biviji's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Biviji speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, hip arthroscopy, and partial knee replacement. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Biviji obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry. Dr. Biviji has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, MAKOplasty, Fractures, ... (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, who practices in Torrance, CA, Orange, CA, and Long Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) and adult nephrology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh 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 distinctions including 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. His professional affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center and VA Long Beach Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , bone diseases

All Interests: Renal Biopsy, Bone Diseases, Hypertension, 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 is a general internist in Los Alamitos, CA and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Ayele's clinical interests include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Ayele is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Ayele attended Minsk State Medical Institute for medical school and subsequently trained at Helene Fuld Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ayele (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Amharic, Spanish, and German. She is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System, HealthCare Partners, LLC, and AppleCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Laurence Karl Gorlick, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3772 W. Katella Avenue; Suite 101
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Laurence Gorlick specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Gorlick's clinical interests: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), general care, and nutrition issues. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Gorlick is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Long Island College Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Zenia E 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 and La Mirada, CA. Dr. Cortes attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Cortes completed residency programs 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. Dr. Cortes is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. 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. Farhad John Hajaliloo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1760 Termino Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Farhad Hajaliloo's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Hajaliloo focuses on hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder replacement. Dr. Hajaliloo takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Hajaliloo speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Derek T Dee, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3771 Katella Avenue; Suite 310
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Derek Dee's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Dee include hip replacement, knee injury, and knee surgery. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. Dr. Dee is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (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. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hylaform. Patient reviews placed Dr. Becker at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Becker takes. Dr. Becker (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Amharic, Spanish, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners, LLC, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and AppleCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Botox Injection, Hylaform, Hypertension, Restylane, Diabetes, Arthritis

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

Dr. Ramy Elias' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Elias (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Elias include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. Dr. Elias is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and AppleCare Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Elias's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , knee ligament injury, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), spinal fracture, musculoskeletal problems, tendonitis, ankle fracture, tendon injury, shoulder dislocation, joint pain, dislocation, stress fractures, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, bone infection, sprains, 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; Suite 507
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Peter Birnbaum is a pediatric orthopedist and hand surgeon. He is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and a graduate of Peninsula Hospital Center's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and sports health. The average patient rating for Dr. Birnbaum is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Birnbaum speaks Spanish. 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: , tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), sprains, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Ezzat Wassef's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Wassef is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Wassef is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and AppleCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , knee ligament injury, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), spinal fracture, musculoskeletal problems, tendonitis, ankle fracture, tendon injury, shoulder dislocation, joint pain, dislocation, stress fractures, osteoarthritis, arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, bone infection, sprains, 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 practices general internal medicine. Dr. Rouzroch (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Persian. He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, pain management, and arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and AppleCare Medical Group. Dr. Rouzroch graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rouzroch takes. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Arthritis, 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 in Lakewood, CA and Los Alamitos, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Combs include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. The average patient rating for Dr. Combs is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and AppleCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , knee ligament injury, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), spinal fracture, musculoskeletal problems, tendonitis, ankle fracture, tendon injury, shoulder dislocation, joint pain, dislocation, stress fractures, osteoarthritis, arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, bone infection, sprains, joint infection, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Ankle Fracture, Knee Sprain, Shoulder Dislocation, Wrist ... (Read more)

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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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