We found 61 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna HealthFund PPO near Los Altos, CA.

Dr. Andrew Philip Gutow, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Gutow is a medical specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Gutow is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Gutow attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Gutow is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, arthritis, joint infection, hand fracture

All Interests: Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

Dr. Colin L Eakin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Department of Sports Medicine
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Colin Eakin is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Eakin attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He is especially interested in orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Eakin a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Eakin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, joint infection, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, PCL ... (Read more)

Dr. Warren D King, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Clark Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Warren King's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Palo Alto, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. King is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. King include orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients. Dr. King's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Foot Surgery, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank S Chen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Clark Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Frank Chen's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin. He is especially interested in sports health and orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Haskell, BS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Haskell specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Haskell attended Yale School of Medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and limb preservation. The average patient rating for Dr. Haskell is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Haskell is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Achilles tendon problems, osteomyelitis, ligament problems, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, fractures (broken bones), osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kier J Ecklund, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Kier Ecklund's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Ecklund trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Ecklund is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, shoulder arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, PCL Reconstruction, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Earl Gayle, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Richard Gayle works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Mountain View, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. Patients rated Dr. Gayle highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gayle honors. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gayle is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Elbow Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Heidi Pearl Tonken, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Heidi Tonken is a Mountain View, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in shoulder dislocation, women's sports medicine, and sports injuries. Dr. Tonken is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Tonken studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her training includes residency programs at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with McGill University. She speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Women's Sports Medicine, Shoulder Problems, Arthritis, Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter B. J. Wu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Peter Wu, who practices in Palo Alto, CA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Wu's average rating from Dr. Wu's patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wu's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wu takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wu is accepting new patients. Dr. Wu is a graduate of National Taiwan University School of Medicine. Dr. Wu completed Dr. Wu's residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Wu is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Neck Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Lower Back Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Margaret S Lo, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Margaret Lo is a physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Lo has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, Dr. Lo focuses on general care and sports health. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Lo's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Women's Sports Medicine, Shoulder Problems, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard P Sandor, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Richard Sandor is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Mountain View, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of shoulder dislocation and women's sports medicine. Dr. Sandor is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sandor's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, Dr. Sandor attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Women's Sports Medicine, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman Leroy Banks, MS, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Norman Banks is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: injuries, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Banks's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Banks honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Banks's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Injuries, Electromyography, Rehabilitation

Dr. Cindy S Wun, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Cindy Wun's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Wun's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: spinal cord injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, and brain injury. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Wun is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wun welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Brain Injury, Electromyography, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries

Amol Saxena
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Clark Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Amol Saxena's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Saxena (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German, French, and Italian. Dr. Saxena's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. The average patient rating for Dr. Saxena is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, Achilles tendonitis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shockwave Therapy, Fractures, Ankle Reconstruction, Heel Pain, Achilles Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajan Perkash, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Rajan Perkash works as a physiatrist. On average, patients gave Dr. Perkash a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Perkash (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Perkash is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Neck Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sciatica, Spine Problems, Sports Injuries, Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Thana Tom Krisdakumtorn
Specializes in Podiatry, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Thana Krisdakumtorn is a podiatrist and sports medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Krisdakumtorn has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, tendon ruptures (tears), arthritis, Achilles tendonitis

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Shockwave Therapy, Ingrown Nails, Neuropathy, ... (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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