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We found 11 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 is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Glendora, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Paz include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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. Dr. Paz has received distinctions including America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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 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. Richard Alan Rogachefsky, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
711 W College Street; Suite #625
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Richard Rogachefsky works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Rogachefsky focuses on arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Rogachefsky's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Adventist Health System, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rogachefsky honors. Dr. Rogachefsky is accepting new patients. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Rogachefsky speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Charles Alexander is an orthopedist in Pico Rivera, CA and Los Angeles, CA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Alexander is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. He trained at White Memorial Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Alexander speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System. Dr. Alexander welcomes 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)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 S. Raymond; 2nd Floor
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Sabbag is a Pasadena, CA physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sabbag include arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sabbag takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sabbag has received include Spencer Morris Award, The Highest Academic; Distinction Awarded By The Univ Of Pennsylvania; and School Of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Adventist Health System. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Hand Surgery Procedures

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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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Kesavalu include osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kesavalu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. 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 a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in anatomic pathology and pediatric pathology. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Triche performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is especially interested in sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net. Dr. Triche 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 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 works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Mascarenhas studied medicine at St. John's Medical College and Bangalore University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mascarenhas has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Peripheral Neuropathy, Soft Tissue Problems, Sarcoma, 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 medical specialty is pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He has a special interest in sickle cell disease and hemophilia. Dr. Hofstra honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Children's Hospital Los Angeles Humanism Award. He 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's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Dr. Escalona is conversant in 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 specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetic foot ulcers, hammer toe, and foot reconstruction. Dr. Shrestha is affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Cedars-Sinai. For his residency, Dr. Shrestha trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Shrestha accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.