We found 13 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Molina Healthcare near Los Angeles, CA.

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1245 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Marc Samson works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Samson (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Samson include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Samson has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Trauma

Dr. Isaac Benjamin Paz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. I. Paz is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of colorectal surgery procedures, breast surgery, and endocrine surgery. Dr. Paz is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. He studied medicine at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paz accepts. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Tumor, Breast Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Sarcoma, Endocrine Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth R Sabbag, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 S Raymond Street; Suite 300
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Sabbag's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Sabbag average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sabbag honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sabbag's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Adventist Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Hyman Alexander, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
420 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Charles Alexander is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Pico Rivera, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Alexander at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC), Adventist Health System, and AppleCare Medical Group. Dr. Alexander is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at White Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Ramirez Saluta, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1245 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Saluta is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Saluta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Persian. His areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and ankle problems. Dr. Saluta is affiliated with California Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Saluta attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1127 Wilshire Boulevard; #408
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Richard Rogachefsky is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in San Pedro, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Lawndale, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Rogachefsky speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rogachefsky include arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Adventist Health System, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Rogachefsky attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rogachefsky takes. Dr. Rogachefsky's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Juan Carlos Frisancho, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1513 S. Grand Avenue; Suite 208
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Juan Frisancho is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Torrance, CA, San Pedro, CA, and Lawndale, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Frisancho's clinical interests include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Frisancho performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Junius Triche, MD, PhD
Specializes in Anatomic Pathology, Pediatric Pathology
4650 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Triche is an anatomic pathology and pediatric pathology specialist. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Triche attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He has a special interest in sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). Dr. Triche is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: George Hauser Award in Pathology; U.S. Public Health Service Outstanding Service Award; and Best Doctors in America, Pathology (2004-09). He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Sarcoma

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
222 W Eulalia Street; Suite 200
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Ramesh Kesavalu is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kesavalu include osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. Dr. Kesavalu takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Coimbatore Medical College and PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research for medical school and subsequently trained at Ball Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Kesavalu (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Leo Mascarenhas, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
4650 Sunset Boulevard; Ms 54
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Leo Mascarenhas is a pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Mascarenhas is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at St. John's Medical College and Bangalore University. For his professional training, Dr. Mascarenhas completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Relevant Interests: , rhabdomyosarcoma, bone problems

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Melanoma, Bone Problems

Dr. Thomas Carlton Hofstra, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
4650 Sunset Boulevard; Ms #54
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Hofstra is a specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He works in Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: sickle cell disease and hemophilia. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Molina Healthcare, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Hofstra attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Children's Hospital Los Angeles Humanism Award. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hemophilia, Sickle Cell Disease, Bone Problems

Dr. Lourdes Escalona, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
4650 Sunset Boulevard; Ms #113
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Lourdes Escalona's medical specialty is general pediatrics. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Escalona is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Escalona is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Injuries, Sports Injuries

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
874 W Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Salis Shrestha practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Shrestha's training includes residency programs at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetic foot ulcers, hammer toe, and foot reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shrestha is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , tendon ruptures (tears), Achilles tendon problems, osteoarthritis, Achilles tendonitis, sprains, ankle fracture, foot fracture

All Interests: Pain, Athlete's Foot, Ankle Fracture, Tendon Ruptures, Foot Surgery, Achilles Tendon Problems, ... (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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