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We found 89 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near National City, CA.

Dr. Christopher S Pallia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 230
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Pallia is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Coronado, CA and San Diego, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Pallia include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Pallia has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pallia's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, arthritis, knee ligament injuries, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. William Collin Eves, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
480 4th Avenue; Suite 307
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. William Eves is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Chula Vista, CA. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, growth problems, and osteoporosis. Patient reviews placed Dr. Eves at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Eves graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Growth Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthroplasty, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Damion Jay Valletta, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 340b
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Damion Valletta is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in San Diego, CA and Coronado, CA. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland. Clinical interests for Dr. Valletta include hip replacement, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and scoliosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Valletta is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Valletta speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Sports Health, Microsurgery, Scoliosis, Growth Problems, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Jordan Solomon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
34800 Bob Wilson Drive; Suite 112
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Solomon is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He has a special interest in sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Solomon performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. His distinctions include: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Board of Directors; Navy and Marine Corps Commendation (3 Awards); and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Solomon is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Women's Sports Medicine, Shoulder Replacement, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Charles Considine, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 350
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Considine works as a family medicine physician. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Warren Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Considine include warts, cryotherapy, and psoriasis. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Considine honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Sports Health, Eczema, Sleep Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Linhkieu Thi Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3575 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Linhkieu Nguyen is a family practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include abuse, ulcers, and depression. She is in-network for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen's training includes a residency program at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Tuberculosis, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Cornell Anderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
525 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Brian Anderson sees patients in Chula Vista, CA and San Diego, CA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Anderson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Japanese. Dr. Anderson's areas of expertise include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. His professional affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Anderson attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Anderson has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Scott Bongiovanni, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4060 Fourth Avenue; Suite 630
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michael Bongiovanni is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Bongiovanni is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Bongiovanni is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center San Diego's residency program. Dr. Bongiovanni (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Patricia Marie Kettlehake, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
1050 B Avenue; Suite C
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Kettlehake is a general internist and general pediatrician. She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Kettlehake include warts, menopause, and adolescent gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Kettlehake is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kettlehake is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Sports Health, Type 1 Diabetes, Eczema, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Leonor Castillo, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics & Gynecology
911 E Plaza Boulevard
National City, CA
 

Dr. Maria Castillo's area of specialization is obstetrics & gynecology. Before performing her residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Castillo attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Castillo include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and cryotherapy. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Castillo speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Cryosurgery, Adolescent Gynecology, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Breast Issues, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura Norton Fagerlund, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine
1224 10th Street; Suite 200
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Laura Petrovich attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and physical disabilities. Dr. Petrovich's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Petrovich is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Joseph Padilla, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
263 Church Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. William Padilla's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Padilla has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: cryotherapy, depression, and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Padilla is a graduate of the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine and Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Padilla's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Preventive Care, Arthritis, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Richard Pedrotty Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1222 1st Street; Suite 1
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. John Pedrotty sees patients in Coronado, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. After completing medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Pedrotty's clinical interests: warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. The average patient rating for Dr. Pedrotty is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Pedrotty is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Sports Health, Eczema, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Tom-Oliver Klein, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
525 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Tom-Oliver Klein attended the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, cryotherapy, and depression. Dr. Klein is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Unfortunately, Dr. Klein is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Eczema, Kidney Stones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Iyabo Olatokunbo Daramola, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
2401 Reo Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Iyabo Daramola's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Daramola's clinical interests: diabetes, cryotherapy, and osteoporosis. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. She completed her residency training at Sinai Hospital of Detroit and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Daramola speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Daramola welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Headache, Osteoporosis, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
525 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Jankiewicz is an orthopedist. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Jankiewicz attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jankiewicz include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and arthritis. Dr. Jankiewicz is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Jankiewicz is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Reconstructive Surgery, MAKOplasty, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthroplasty, Hip ... (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.