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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Coronado, CA and San Diego, CA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pallia include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pallia is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Valletta obtained his medical school training at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland. His clinical interests include hip replacement, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and scoliosis. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Valletta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, growth problems, and osteoporosis. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Eves takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Eves is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in San Diego, CA and Novato, CA. His areas of expertise include sports health and orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Solomon attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Solomon has received include American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Board of Directors; Navy and Marine Corps Commendation (3 Awards); and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He is 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include warts, psoriasis, and cryosurgery. Dr. Considine is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Considine 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 is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Cryosurgery, 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's area of specialization is family medicine. Patients rated Dr. Nguyen highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include abuse, ulcers, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She honors AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Nguyen graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen is conversant in Vietnamese.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Bongiovanni's clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bongiovanni (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Bongiovanni is accepting new patients.

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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 is an adult rheumatology specialist in Chula Vista, CA and San Diego, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Anderson include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Anderson trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Anderson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Japanese. He is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Anderson's 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. William Joseph Padilla, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
263 Church Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. William Padilla is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, preventive care, and women's health issues. Dr. Padilla's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Padilla accepts. Dr. Padilla obtained his medical school training at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine and Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Cryosurgery, 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 is a family medicine physician. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Pedrotty include warts, menopause, and psoriasis. Dr. Pedrotty is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pedrotty takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Pedrotty has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Cryosurgery, 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 specializes in obstetrics & gynecology and practices in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and National City, CA. Dr. Castillo's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and high risk pregnancy. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. Dr. Castillo is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Tom-Oliver Klein attended medical school at the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Klein's areas of expertise include warts, depression, and liver disease. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks German. Dr. Klein is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Cryosurgery, 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
 

Patient ratings for Dr. Laura Petrovich average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Petrovich include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and physical disabilities. Dr. Petrovich is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Petrovich accepts. Dr. Petrovich's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Patricia Kettlehake specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Coronado, CA. Her clinical interests include warts, menopause, and adolescent gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Kettlehake average 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing her residency at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Dr. Kettlehake attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Kettlehake is open to 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. Iyabo Olatokunbo Daramola, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
2401 Reo Drive
San Diego, CA
 

In addition to English, Dr. Iyabo Daramola speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, osteoporosis, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Daramola average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Daramola is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Cryosurgery, 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 a specialist in obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Kamali attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kamali completed a residency program at Staten Island University Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Kamali speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Kamali 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.
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