We found 11 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Molina Healthcare near Los Angeles, CA.

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 adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist in San Pedro, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Lawndale, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Frisancho include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frisancho takes. Dr. Frisancho graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he 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 speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Frisancho's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. I. Paz works as a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. Dr. Paz is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Before performing his residency at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile, Dr. Paz attended the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Paz has received professional recognition including the following: 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, Breast Issues, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Charles Alexander practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Pico Rivera, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Alexander's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Alexander's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at White Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in 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. Kenneth R Sabbag, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 S. Raymond; 2nd Floor
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Sabbag is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Pasadena, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Sabbag include cubital tunnel syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sabbag include: Spencer Morris Award, The Highest Academic; Distinction Awarded By The Univ Of Pennsylvania; and School Of Medicine. Dr. Sabbag speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Adventist Health System. Dr. Sabbag has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Richard Rogachefsky is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Rogachefsky's areas of expertise consist of arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rogachefsky is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Adventist Health System, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Rogachefsky has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Ramesh Kesavalu is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Glendale, CA and Burbank, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Kesavalu (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is especially interested in osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. Dr. Kesavalu is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is a graduate of Coimbatore Medical College and PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research and a graduate of Ball Memorial Hospital's residency program. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kesavalu honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Timothy Junius Triche, MD, PhD
Specializes in Anatomic Pathology, Pediatric Pathology
4650 Sunset Boulevard; Ms #43
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Triche is an anatomic pathology and pediatric pathology specialist in Los Angeles, CA. His clinical interests include sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). Dr. Triche takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include George Hauser Award in Pathology; U.S. Public Health Service Outstanding Service Award; and Best Doctors in America, Pathology (2004-09). Dr. Triche 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

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

Dr. Leo Mascarenhas is a physician who specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Mascarenhas is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Mascarenhas attended medical school at St. John's Medical College and Bangalore University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology; he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Hofstra has indicated that his clinical interests include sickle cell disease and hemophilia. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Hofstra has received include 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 works as a pediatrician in Torrance, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Escalona is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Injuries, Sports Injuries

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

Dr. Salis Shrestha's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His clinical interests include diabetic foot ulcers, hammer toe, and foot reconstruction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Shrestha completed residency programs at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Shrestha is affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , tendon ruptures (tears), achilles tendon problems, osteoarthritis, achilles tendonitis, 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.