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We found 10 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Molina Healthcare near Los Angeles, CA.

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

Dr. I. Paz's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Paz's areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine and residency at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Paz has received the following distinctions: 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. Juan Carlos Frisancho, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1513 S. Grand Avenue; Suite 208
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Juan Frisancho sees patients in Los Angeles, CA, San Pedro, CA, and Lawndale, CA. His medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Frisancho include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing 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, Dr. Frisancho attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. 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. Dr. Frisancho welcomes 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. 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. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at White Memorial Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Alexander's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alexander speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System. Dr. Alexander is open to new patients.

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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's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sabbag is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cubital tunnel syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Adventist Health System. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Sabbag performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. He has received the following distinctions: Spencer Morris Award, The Highest Academic; Distinction Awarded By The Univ Of Pennsylvania; and School Of Medicine. Dr. Sabbag speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Ramesh Kesavalu's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. In addition to English, Dr. Kesavalu (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His clinical interests include osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. Dr. Kesavalu is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Ball Memorial Hospital, Dr. Kesavalu attended medical school at Coimbatore Medical College and PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research. Dr. Kesavalu is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Kesavalu 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. His clinical interests encompass sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). Dr. Triche is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. His distinctions include: George Hauser Award in Pathology; U.S. Public Health Service Outstanding Service Award; and Best Doctors in America, Pathology (2004-09).

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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 specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He works in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Mascarenhas is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school 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. Dr. Mascarenhas has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Liver Tumor, 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 Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: sickle cell disease and hemophilia. Dr. Hofstra is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Children's Hospital Los Angeles Humanism Award. Dr. Hofstra is professionally 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 is a general pediatrician. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Escalona takes. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally 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 practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shrestha include diabetic foot ulcers, hammer toe, and foot reconstruction. Dr. Shrestha accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.