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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pallia is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Pallia attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Pallia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Damion Valletta practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Valletta's areas of expertise include hip replacement, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and scoliosis. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Valletta is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Valletta 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. William Collin Eves, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
480 4th Avenue; Suite 307
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. William Eves works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Chula Vista, CA. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Eves include arthroscopic surgery, growth problems, and osteoporosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Eves's office for an appointment. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Growth Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthroplasty, Carpal Tunnel ... (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 sees patients in San Diego, CA and Novato, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Solomon focuses on sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Solomon is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Solomon is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He has received the following distinctions: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Board of Directors; Navy and Marine Corps Commendation (3 Awards); and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

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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 is a Coronado, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Considine include warts, cryotherapy, and psoriasis. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Warren Hospital for residency. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Considine honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients.

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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 medicine physician in San Diego, CA. Her clinical interests include abuse, ulcers, and depression. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen accepts AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Michael Bongiovanni practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Bongiovanni is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Bongiovanni has an open panel. He attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for his residency. Dr. Bongiovanni (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. Brian Cornell Anderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
525 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Brian Anderson, who practices in Chula Vista, CA and San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Anderson is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Anderson welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Anderson completed a residency program at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Anderson (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Japanese.

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

Dr. William Padilla's specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Padilla is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Padilla include cryotherapy, depression, and preventive care. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Padilla graduated from the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine and Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Padilla trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Padilla 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 practices family medicine. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Pedrotty's clinical interests: warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pedrotty is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Pedrotty is professionally 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. Maria Leonor Castillo, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics & Gynecology
911 E Plaza Boulevard
National City, CA
 

Dr. Maria Castillo's specialty is obstetrics & gynecology. She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Castillo include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and cryotherapy. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Castillo obtained her medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Castillo is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Patricia Kettlehake practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics in Coronado, CA. Dr. Kettlehake's areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and adolescent gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kettlehake takes. Dr. Kettlehake graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. She trained at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Tom-Oliver Klein is conversant in German. His areas of expertise include warts, cryotherapy, and depression. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Klein studied medicine at the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Klein completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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

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

The average patient rating for Dr. Laura Petrovich is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Petrovich include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and physical disabilities. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Petrovich attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Iyabo Daramola is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, cryotherapy, and osteoporosis. Dr. Daramola is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Before completing her residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dr. Daramola attended medical school at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Daramola is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Pourang Kamali, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
769 Medical Center Court; Suite #301
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Pourang Kamali is an obstetrician and gynecologist in Chula Vista, CA. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kamali's areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kamali accepts. He attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kamali trained at Staten Island University Hospital. He speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, ... (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.