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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 a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. 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 honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pallia trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Pallia is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pallia's office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in Chula Vista, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Eves include arthroscopic surgery, growth problems, and osteoporosis. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Eves's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes 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. Damion Jay Valletta, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 340b
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Damion Valletta is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Valletta's clinical interests include hip replacement, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and scoliosis. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Valletta completed his residency training at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Valletta's practice 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 sees patients in San Diego, CA and Novato, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a special interest in sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Solomon is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Naval Medical Center San Diego's residency program. 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. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Solomon's office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Considine is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Considine include warts, cryotherapy, and psoriasis. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Considine is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Warren Hospital.

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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 physician who specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Nguyen is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include abuse, ulcers, and depression. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen takes. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. She speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She welcomes new patients.

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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 practices adult rheumatology in Chula Vista, CA and San Diego, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Anderson include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Anderson accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Anderson attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Anderson has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Anderson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Japanese. Dr. Anderson's professional affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bongiovanni include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Bongiovanni takes 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 then went on to complete his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Bongiovanni (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Bongiovanni is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. His practice is open to 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. 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. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kettlehake include warts, menopause, and adolescent gynecology. She takes AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kettlehake studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. She trained at the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital for her residency. She 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. Tom-Oliver Klein, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
525 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Areas of expertise for Dr. Tom-Oliver Klein include warts, cryotherapy, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Klein is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has a closed panel. Dr. 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. He speaks German.

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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
 

Dr. Laura Petrovich graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Petrovich trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her areas of expertise include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and physical disabilities. Patient ratings for Dr. Petrovich average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Petrovich accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She has an open panel.

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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 specializes in 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 professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Padilla takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He 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.

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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 specializes in family medicine. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pedrotty's areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pedrotty accepts. Before performing his residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center, Dr. Pedrotty attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Dr. Pedrotty has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices obstetrics & gynecology in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and National City, CA. Dr. Castillo obtained her medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and cryotherapy. Patient ratings for Dr. Castillo average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Castillo takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in 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. David James Burnikel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
230 Prospect Place; 210
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. David Burnikel's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burnikel include knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Burnikel is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Burnikel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Tendon Repair, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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

Patient reviews placed Dr. Iyabo Daramola at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, cryotherapy, and osteoporosis. Dr. Daramola honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Detroit and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Daramola is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is open to 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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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.