We found 17 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Modesto, CA.

Dr. Todd Christopher 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. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include hand problems, disabilities, and hand surgery procedures. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 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. Dr. Smith attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment.

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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. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Fassero average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fassero include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Fassero is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Fassero's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). 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. Bal Mukand Rajagopalan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Bal Rajagopalan is an orthopedist. In addition to English, Dr. Rajagopalan speaks French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rajagopalan include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Memorial University of Newfoundland. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rajagopalan is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Top Doctors and Dentists for Women; and WebMD editorial board. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. William W Whang, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. William Whang is an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Whang has indicated that his clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Whang highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, ... (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. In addition to English, she speaks Cebuano. Clinical interests for Dr. Limpiado include general care. Dr. Limpiado's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Her education and training includes medical school at Cebu Institute of Medicine and residency at Somerset Medical Center. Dr. Limpiado honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Jon Pont is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Pont's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include infertility and women's health issues. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pont graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pont's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Charles Suntra's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Suntra's training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. He is especially interested in reconstructive surgery. Dr. Suntra is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Suntra welcomes 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. Jenniefer Yumee Kho, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Jenniefer Kho specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Kho include orthopedic surgery. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kho's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. David Peterson practices family medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Peterson include general care. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. Dr. Peterson's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: , arthritis

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

Dr. Jeremy Carl Mesches, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
830 Scenic Drive
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Jeremy Mesches' specialty is family medicine. Before performing his residency at Stanislaus Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Mesches attended New York Medical College for medical school. Dr. Mesches's clinical interests include general care. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). Dr. Mesches is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Men's Health Issues, Circumcision, Contraception, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Farah Mahmood is an adult rheumatologist in Modesto, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mahmood include rheumatic diseases. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Mahmood takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Rawalpindi Medical College, Dr. Mahmood performed her residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. Dr. Mahmood (or staff) speaks 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)

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

Dr. David Shiba practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Modesto, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shiba's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Shiba attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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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)

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

Dr. Christopher Fossaceca works as an anesthesiologist. In Dr. Fossaceca's practice, he is particularly interested in anesthesia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Ronald Dale Jensen
Specializes in Podiatry
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Jensen specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jensen is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Ingrown Nails, Fractures, Neuropathy, Diabetic ... (Read more)

Clifford K Endo
Specializes in Podiatry
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Clifford Endo's specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). He trained at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach for his residency. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Endo is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Endo (or staff) speaks Japanese. In addition, he offers language support for patients who speak Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Endo welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Ingrown Nails, Fractures, Neuropathy, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cesar Jumao-As Iii Tumakay, DO
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Cesar Tumakay is a specialist in diagnostic radiology. He works in Modesto, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Tumakay include imaging procedures. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Tumakay attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school. Dr. Tumakay is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Breast Biopsy, Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Interventions, MRI, Imaging ... (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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