We found 42 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Medicare near Manhattan Beach, CA.

Dr. Thomas J Montell, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
3475 Torrance Boulevard F
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Montell is a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Montell include foot surgery, hand surgery procedures, and sports health. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Montell accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Montell attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Surgery, Hand Surgery Procedures

Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1200 Rosecrans Avenue; Suite 208
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. William Hohl is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Patients gave Dr. Hohl an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in clubfoot, ACL reconstruction, and hip dysplasia. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hohl takes. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hohl has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder tendonitis, ligament problems, ACL injury, ankle fracture, foot fracture

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Ankle Fracture, Hip Dysplasia, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Bachel Shin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23326 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Peter Shin's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shin include menopause, migraine, and general care. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Shin takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Shin attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Carlos Frisancho, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
105 N Broadway; Unit A
Redando Beach, CA
 

Dr. Juan Frisancho practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Frisancho's 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. 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 honors 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. William Chul Kim, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4201 Torrance Blvd. 190
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. William Kim works as an orthopedist. The average patient rating for Dr. Kim is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include hip replacement, scoliosis, and knee replacement. Dr. Kim accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before completing his residency at Gundersen Lutheran and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Kim attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, MAKOplasty, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Dianne Soukfun Cheung, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
20911 Earl Street; Suite 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Dianne Cheung sees patients in Torrance, CA. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. In addition to English, she speaks Cantonese. These areas are among her clinical interests: menstrual disorders, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Cheung's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Cheung trained at White Memorial Medical Center for residency. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Rising Stars, Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Cheung welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Infertility, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Hypogonadism, Adrenal Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. John M Tsao Sr., MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
20911 Earl Street; Suite 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. John Tsao, who practices in Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsao include diabetes, diabetes management, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Tsao's education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Hypogonadism, Adrenal Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barbara Lee Schulz, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
855 Manhattan Beach Bl 103
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Barbara Schulz is a general gynecologist in Redondo Beach, CA and Manhattan Beach, CA. Her areas of expertise include menopause and osteoporosis. Dr. Schulz is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, she completed her residency training at San Joaquin General Hospital. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Schulz has received the distinction of Top Doctor, by U.S. News and World Report. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Azhar Muttalib, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Blvd. 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Azhar Muttalib is a general internist. Dr. Muttalib's patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for residency. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. Dr. Muttalib's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Poisoning, Migraine, Obesity, Anti-Aging, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aarthi Arasu, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
20911 Earl Street; 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Aarthi Arasu's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Arasu (or staff) speaks Spanish and Tamil. Dr. Arasu's areas of expertise include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Arasu performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Rising Stars and Medical Student Teaching commendation Alpha Omega Alpha. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Transsexual Issues, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicole Marie Lawrence, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
23451 Madison Street 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Lawrence's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. These areas are among Dr. Lawrence's clinical interests: menopause, carpal tunnel syndrome, and headache. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lawrence's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Meena Oberoi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Blvd. 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Meena Oberoi's medical specialty is family medicine. She graduated from King George Medical University and then she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. Dr. Oberoi's areas of expertise include obesity, menopause, and diabetes management. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oberoi (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Oberoi's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. William M Liu, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
520 N Prospect Avenue; Suite 103
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. William Liu's specialty is adult rheumatology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Liu include arthritis. Dr. Liu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Liu has an open panel. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis

Dr. Cheryl Lynn Sanders, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
855 Manhattan Beach Bl 103
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Cheryl Sanders practices general gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause and osteoporosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Sanders is 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanders takes. Before performing her 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. Sanders attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sanders's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Brenda Shen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
520 N Prospect Avenue; Suite 103
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Brenda Shen's area of specialization is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shen's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. She is conversant in Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. Dr. Shen welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15901 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 250
Lawndale, CA
 

Dr. Richard Rogachefsky specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rogachefsky's areas of clinical interest consist of 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. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Rogachefsky's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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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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