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's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Modesto, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: hand problems, disabilities, and hand surgery procedures. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is professionally 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. Bal Mukand Rajagopalan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Bal Rajagopalan is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in French. Dr. Rajagopalan's areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Memorial University of Newfoundland, Dr. Rajagopalan attended Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Patient ratings for Dr. Rajagopalan average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Rajagopalan has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Top Doctors and Dentists for Women; and WebMD editorial board. He welcomes 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Modesto, CA. He attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Whang's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whang accepts. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Whang welcomes 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. Jon E Pont, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Jon Pont is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pont's areas of clinical interest consist of infertility and women's health issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pont is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pont completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Pont speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Donn Fassero is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Modesto, CA. Dr. Fassero attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Fassero is accepting 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Modesto, CA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in reconstructive surgery. Dr. Suntra's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Suntra has an open panel. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center.

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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 is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Kho include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kho is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Kho 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. Pat May Pamanian Limpiado, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2516 E Whitmore Avenue
Ceres, CA
 

Dr. Pat Limpiado's area of specialization is family medicine. She graduated from Cebu Institute of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Limpiado completed a residency program at Somerset Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Limpiado focuses on general care. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Cebuano. Dr. Limpiado is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Limpiado's 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. 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. In his practice, Dr. Peterson focuses on general care. He is an in-network provider for 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 subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He 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. Jeremy Carl Mesches, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
830 Scenic Drive
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Jeremy Mesches' specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Mesches include general care. Dr. Mesches is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Stanislaus Family Medicine Residency Program. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mesches welcomes 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's specialty is adult rheumatology. She is especially interested in rheumatic diseases. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Mahmood is a graduate of Rawalpindi Medical College and a graduate of St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis' residency program. Dr. Mahmood (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Mahmood has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Modesto, CA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Shiba's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shiba takes. 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)

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

Dr. Christopher Fossaceca is an anesthesiology specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in anesthesia. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Fossaceca accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency.

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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 practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Jensen takes 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: , 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 is a foot doctor in Modesto, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Endo takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Endo is accepting new patients. For his professional training, Dr. Endo completed a residency program at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. In addition to English, Dr. Endo (or staff) speaks Japanese. He also offers interpreting services for Spanish-speaking 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. Daniel E Sucha, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Sucha is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology. He has a special interest in anesthesia. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sucha obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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