We found 19 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Health Net near Los Alamitos, CA.

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

Dr. Christopher Woodson is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Los Alamitos, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Woodson is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and hip surgery. Dr. Woodson is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Woodson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency.

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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 physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Klug's clinical interests include knee surgery, stress fractures, and hip surgery. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Lakewood Hospital, and Los Alamitos Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klug accepts. Dr. Klug is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Cortes's clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and hand problems. Her professional affiliations include Lakewood Regional Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Cortes performed her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 specialties are pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) and adult nephrology. He practices in Torrance, CA, Orange, CA, and Long Beach, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh attended the University of Bonn Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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 German and Persian. He is professionally 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. Laurence Karl Gorlick, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3772 W. Katella Avenue; Suite 101
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Laurence Gorlick is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Gorlick's clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), general care, and nutrition issues. He is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gorlick honors. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at Long Island College Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Gorlick speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Ayaz Biviji's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Biviji's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, hip arthroscopy, and partial knee replacement. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Biviji completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Biviji honors. Dr. Biviji has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is accepting 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. Etsegenet Tefera Ayele, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5122 Katella Avenue; Suite 210
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Etsegenet Ayele works as an internist. Before completing her residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center, Dr. Ayele attended medical school at Minsk State Medical Institute. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thyroid problems. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. In addition to English, Dr. Ayele (or staff) speaks 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. Derek Tan Dee, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3771 Katella Avenue; Suite 310
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Derek Dee's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee injury, and knee surgery. Dr. Dee's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dee takes. He has an open panel. Dr. Dee's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Becker's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and hylaform. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Becker takes. He studied medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Becker's training includes a residency program at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. Dr. Becker (or staff) speaks Amharic, Spanish, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Ezzat Wassef's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 1.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. Dr. Wassef's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Wassef is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He speaks 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, 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. Ramy Nabil Elias, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5750 Downey Avenue; #308
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Ramy Elias is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Elias (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. His clinical interests include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. Dr. Elias is affiliated with 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. For his residency, Dr. Elias trained at Henry Ford Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Elias accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as 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, 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's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Lin has indicated that his clinical interests include anemia and arthritis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After completing medical school at Kaohsiung Medical University, he performed his residency at Methodist Hospital. Dr. Lin is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Community Hospital Long Beach.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Anemia

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

Dr. Peter Birnbaum's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Anaheim, CA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Birnbaum include hip replacement, knee replacement, and sports health. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school, he completed his residency training at Peninsula Hospital Center. Dr. Birnbaum's hospital/clinic 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, 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 is a Long Beach, CA physician who specializes in 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 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). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rouzroch has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Duke Ahn, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3771 Katella Avenue; Suite 310
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Duke Ahn practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Los Alamitos, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Ahn speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ahn include hip replacement, arthroscopic meniscus repair, and knee ligament injuries. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Ahn a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , knee ligament injuries, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Knee Ligament Injuries, Hip Problems, Joint Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (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 in Lakewood, CA and Los Alamitos, CA. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Combs trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Combs include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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, 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)

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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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