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We found 24 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 is a specialist in geriatrics (elderly care) and sports medicine. He works in Modesto, CA. His clinical interests include general care. Dr. Modi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. Dr. Modi trained at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Modi (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. 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: , 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 sees patients in Modesto, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise consist of sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Dr. Purnell performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. His practice 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)

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

Dr. Jackie Chan's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), acupuncture, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Chan has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise 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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan honors. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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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's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and sports medicine; he sees patients in Modesto, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hiatt accepts. He is open to new patients. Dr. Hiatt trained at Kaiser Permanente Hayward Medical Center for his residency.

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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 works as a family practice physician in Ceres, CA. After completing medical school at Cebu Institute of Medicine, she performed her residency at Somerset Medical Center. Dr. Limpiado's clinical interests encompass general care. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Limpiado accepts. Dr. Limpiado speaks Cebuano. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She has an open panel.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Modesto, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pont's clinical interests encompass infertility and women's health issues. His professional 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. For his residency, Dr. Pont trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Pont is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Pont 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Modesto, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Fassero is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fassero accepts. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. Dr. Fassero is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He 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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Modesto, CA. Dr. Suntra's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include reconstructive surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Suntra honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Suntra performed his residency at Boston Medical Center.

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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 is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Modesto, CA. He has a special interest in hand surgery procedures. Patient reviews placed Dr. Smith at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. His practice 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 works as a family medicine physician in Modesto, CA. His clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Peterson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Peterson graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Farah Mahmood practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Mahmood (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Mahmood has indicated that her clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). After completing medical school at Rawalpindi Medical College, she performed her residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mahmood is accepting 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 Family Medicine
1448 Florida Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Russell Porter's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Porter include general care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Porter attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Porter's practice 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)

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

Dr. Virgilio Ereso is an adult pulmonology specialist in Ceres, CA and Modesto, CA. Dr. Ereso (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. His areas of expertise include nutrition counseling, general care, and women's health issues. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and a graduate of Danbury Hospital's residency program. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Ereso 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)

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

Dr. David Shiba is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Modesto, CA. Dr. Shiba is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shiba's office for an appointment.

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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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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 and practices in Modesto, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of foot problems and ankle problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine, Dr. Braaton performed his residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. His practice 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)

Dr. Christopher Robert Fossaceca, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Fossaceca is a medical specialist in anesthesiology. His clinical interests encompass anesthesia. Dr. Fossaceca is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Ultrasound, Anesthesia, Peripheral Nerve Block, Regional Anesthesia

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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.