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

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. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Modi's education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Modi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Modi is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. He 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1335 Coffee Road; Suite 100
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Michael Purnell specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Modesto, CA. Dr. Purnell's clinical interests encompass sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Purnell is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

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

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

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Electromyography, Musculoskeletal Pain, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jason Hiatt specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and sports medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Hiatt completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente Hayward Medical Center. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes 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: , 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's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Limpiado's areas of expertise include general care. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Cebu Institute of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Somerset Medical Center. She speaks Cebuano. Dr. Limpiado's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She is open to 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, who practices in Modesto, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in infertility and women's health issues. Dr. Pont's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Pont's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pont is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He welcomes 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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Fassero has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Fassero's 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: , 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 works as an otolaryngologist. His areas of expertise include reconstructive surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Suntra is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Suntra accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Suntra attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Suntra has an open panel.

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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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Modesto, CA. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include hand surgery procedures. Dr. Smith's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. He is open to 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 is a Modesto, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Peterson include general care. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Peterson is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Peterson takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently 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 is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In her practice, Dr. Kho focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Kho's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kho welcomes new patients. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa.

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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 an orthopedist in Modesto, CA. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Whang include musculoskeletal surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Whang is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He has an open panel.

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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 works as a rheumatologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in rheumatic diseases. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Mahmood is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Mahmood attended Rawalpindi Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. Dr. Mahmood (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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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 specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include foot problems and ankle problems. Dr. Braaton is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Braaton is open to 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 specializes in family medicine. Dr. Porter is especially interested in general care. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Porter's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
500 Coffee Road; Suite A
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Virgilio Ereso's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. His clinical interests include nutrition counseling, general care, and women's health issues. Dr. Ereso is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He trained at Danbury Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ereso (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Ereso's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Ereso's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Bone Problems, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Allergy ... (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.