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

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

Dr. Michael Purnell works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Purnell include sports health and orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Purnell is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Dr. Purnell performed his residency at Boston Medical Center.

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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 is a geriatrician and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Modi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Modi is especially interested in general care. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda and a graduate of Jamaica Hospital Medical Center's residency program. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Modi is open to 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)

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

Dr. Jackie Chan's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), acupuncture, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Chan average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chan's clinical interests include spinal cord injuries, pain management, and musculoskeletal injuries. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Chan studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, musculoskeletal injuries

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

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

Dr. Jason Hiatt is a foot doctor, foot and ankle surgeon, and sports medicine specialist in Modesto, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Hiatt's residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente Hayward Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Hiatt is accepting new patients.

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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. In her practice, Dr. Limpiado focuses on general care. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Limpiado accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Limpiado is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Cebu Institute of Medicine. She trained at Somerset Medical Center for her residency. She is conversant in Cebuano.

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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 general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Pont's clinical interests include infertility and women's health issues. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pont accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Pont is accepting new patients.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: 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 medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Fassero trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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: , 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 is a Modesto, CA physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Suntra attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He has a special interest in reconstructive surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Suntra is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Surfer's Ear, Otoplasty, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Todd Smith is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Modesto, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Smith is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith has indicated that his clinical interests include hand surgery procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. Dr. Smith takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency.

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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 is a Modesto, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Peterson's clinical interests include general care. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Peterson is open to 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 is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her clinical interests encompass orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kho is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa, Dr. Kho attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Kho is open to 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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Whang's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Whang attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center.

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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's specialty is adult rheumatology. She is especially interested in rheumatic diseases. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After completing medical school at Rawalpindi Medical College, Dr. Mahmood performed her residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. In addition to English, Dr. Mahmood (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Paul Braaton is a physician who specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include foot problems and ankle problems. Dr. Braaton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Before performing his residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic, Dr. Braaton attended Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Braaton is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

Specializes in Family Medicine
1448 Florida Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Russell Porter specializes in family medicine. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Porter include general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Porter honors. He is 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: , 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 a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). After completing medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Shiba's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shiba accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His 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.
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