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We found 20 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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and hip surgery. Dr. Woodson's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Woodson is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). 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: , 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His clinical interests include knee surgery, stress fractures, and hip surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klug honors. Dr. Klug 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: , 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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in La Mirada, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katz include palmar fasciectomy, tenolysis, and prosthetics. He is affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Prosthetics, Adjacent Tissue Transfer, Tendonitis, Tendon Injury, Syndactyly, Polydactyly, ... (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. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and hand problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cortes honors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Cortes is professionally affiliated with 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 sees patients in Torrance, CA, Orange, CA, and Long Beach, CA. His medical specialties are pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) and adult nephrology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to 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.. In addition to English, Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh (or staff) speaks German and Persian. He 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. Ayaz A 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. In addition to English, Dr. Biviji speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include knee problems, hip arthroscopy, and partial knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he 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. Dr. Biviji honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry. Dr. Biviji's practice is open to 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. Laurence Karl Gorlick, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3772 W. Katella Avenue; Suite 101
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Laurence Gorlick's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). On average, patients gave Dr. Gorlick a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), general care, and nutrition issues. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Gorlick is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gorlick completed residency programs at Long Island College Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ayele include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thyroid problems. Dr. Ayele's hospital/clinic affiliations include MemorialCare Health System, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She attended medical school at Minsk State Medical Institute. Dr. Ayele completed her residency training at Helene Fuld Medical Center. Dr. Ayele (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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. Derek Tan Dee, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3771 Katella Avenue; Suite 310
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Derek Dee, who practices in Los Alamitos, CA and Long Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dee include hip replacement, knee injury, and knee surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Placentia-Linda Hospital. Dr. Dee is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Dee trained 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. Harold M Lin, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3791 Katella Avenue; Suite 105
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Harold Lin practices general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lin include anemia and arthritis. Dr. Lin is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Kaohsiung Medical University and residency at Methodist Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Lin speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. His hospital/clinic 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 a Los Alamitos, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Becker (or staff) is conversant in Amharic, Spanish, and Russian. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and hylaform. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Becker is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Siamak Rouzroch sees patients in Long Beach, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, pain management, and arthritis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Rouzroch obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine and 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 the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Persian. Dr. Rouzroch is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and sports health. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Birnbaum accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Birnbaum studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. For his residency, Dr. Birnbaum trained at Peninsula Hospital Center. 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: , ligament problems, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Duke Ahn, who practices in Los Alamitos, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Ahn is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahn include hip replacement, arthroscopic meniscus repair, and knee ligament injuries. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahn is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Ramy Elias works as an orthopedist in Lakewood, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Elias (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elias include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Elias average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Elias takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as 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, 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. 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Combs include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. 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, 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.