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We found 27 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept PacifiCare Signature Value HMO near Modesto, CA.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1335 Coffee Road; Suite 100
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Michael Purnell sees patients in Modesto, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Purnell's clinical interests include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis, arthritis, bone problems, ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Foot Surgery, Women's Sports Medicine, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Tushar Rajnikant Modi, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Sports Medicine
413 East Orangeburg Avenue; Suite A
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Tushar Modi specializes in geriatrics (elderly care) and sports medicine and practices in Modesto, CA. In his practice, Dr. Modi focuses on general care. Dr. Modi is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College Baroda. His medical residency was performed at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Modi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Modi welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Low Testosterone, Men's Health Issues, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Lung Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Physiatry, Acupuncture, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
809 Sylvan Avenue; Suite 400
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Jackie Chan is a physiatrist, acupuncturist, and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chan include spinal cord injuries, pain management, and musculoskeletal injuries. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Chan obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield. Dr. Chan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Electromyography, Musculoskeletal Pain, Palliative Care, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Spinal Cord ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine
1401 Spanos Court; Suite 104
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Jason Hiatt practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and sports medicine in Modesto, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Hiatt honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente Hayward Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Ankle Reconstruction, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Heel Pain, Achilles ... (Read more)

Dr. Pat May Pamanian Limpiado, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2516 E Whitmore Avenue
Ceres, CA
 

Dr. Pat Limpiado practices family medicine. She speaks Cebuano. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Limpiado include general care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Limpiado attended Cebu Institute of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Somerset Medical Center for residency. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, General ... (Read more)

Dr. Jon Edward Pont, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Jon Pont is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Modesto, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Pont speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include infertility and women's health issues. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pont is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Donn Anthony Fassero, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1409 E. Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Donn Fassero's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Fassero include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Fassero is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fassero accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, joint infection, fractures (broken bones), osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles R Suntra, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Charles Suntra specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Modesto, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in reconstructive surgery. Dr. Suntra is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). His education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Suntra's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Otoplasty, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd C Smith, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Todd Smith sees patients in Modesto, CA. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Smith is especially interested in hand surgery procedures. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Smith graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. Dr. Smith welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , distal radius fracture, arthritis, hand fracture, tendonitis

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. David A Peterson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Dale Road Care Center; 3612 Dale Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. David Peterson's specialty is family medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. Dr. Peterson accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Peterson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Circumcision, Migraine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Arthritis, General Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jenniefer Yumee Kho, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Jenniefer Kho practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After attending the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Kho completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Dr. Kho is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, hand fracture

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Finger Joint Replacement, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. William W Whang, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. William Whang works as an orthopedist in Modesto, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Whang include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Whang's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Whang at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Partial Knee Replacement, Ankle Reconstruction, Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Farah Mahmood, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Farah Mahmood specializes in adult rheumatology. Before completing her residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis, Dr. Mahmood attended medical school at Rawalpindi Medical College. In her practice, Dr. Mahmood focuses on rheumatic diseases. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Mahmood (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Sjogren's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1335 Coffee Road; Suite 100
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Paul Braaton works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Braaton obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot problems and ankle problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Braaton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1448 Florida Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Russell Porter is a physician who specializes in family medicine. He is especially interested in general care. Dr. Porter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Circumcision, Preventive Care, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. David A Shiba, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. David Shiba is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Shiba's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shiba's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Immunotherapy, Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, ... (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.