We found 49 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept MultiPlan 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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Pallia is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pallia honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. 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.

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

Dr. Brian Anderson specializes in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Anderson takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Anderson has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Anderson (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Japanese. His professional affiliations include 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. John Richard Pedrotty Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1222 1st Street; Suite 1
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. John Pedrotty works as a family practice physician. Patients gave Dr. Pedrotty an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pedrotty include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pedrotty studied medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pedrotty trained at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pedrotty welcomes 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 is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and cryotherapy. Dr. Castillo is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Castillo graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Castillo honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

These areas are among Dr. Tom-Oliver Klein's clinical interests: warts, cryotherapy, and depression. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Klein is not accepting new patients at this time. He is a graduate of the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for his residency. Dr. Klein 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
 

Areas of expertise for Dr. Laura Petrovich include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and physical disabilities. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Petrovich's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Petrovich takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her practice is open to 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. Pourang Kamali, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
769 Medical Center Court; Suite #301
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Pourang Kamali practices obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kamali include colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Kamali is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kamali attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Staten Island University Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Kamali is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Tim Platon Gurtch, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4276 54th Place; Suite A
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Tim Gurtch's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Gurtch graduated from Omsk State Medical Academy. His medical residency was performed at North Oakland Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Gurtch include depression, women's health issues, and immigration issues. Dr. Gurtch is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Gurtch is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Headache, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain Management, Fibromyalgia, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. David James Burnikel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
230 Prospect Place; 210
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. David Burnikel is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA, La Mesa, CA, and Coronado, CA. His areas of expertise include knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Burnikel completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Burnikel's practice is open to 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. Brooke Laura Ballard, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
230 Prospect Place; Suite 210
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Brooke Ballard is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. Dr. Ballard is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Ballard is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, Tendon Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alon A Garay, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
525 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Alon Garay is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and Chula Vista, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garay include post-polio syndrome (PPS), arthroscopic surgery, and microsurgery. Dr. Garay's hospital/clinic affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Sharp Rees-Stealy. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Garay attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Garay is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Sports Health, Microsurgery, Osteoporosis, Tendon Repair, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajiv B Roy, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
525 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Rajiv Roy is an adult endocrinologist in Chula Vista, CA and Del Mar, CA. He has a special interest in diabetes, osteoporosis, and pituitary tumor. Dr. Roy is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Roy's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Pituitary Tumor

Dr. Franz John Kopp, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4060 4th Avenue; Suite 700
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Franz Kopp's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Kopp attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kopp include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Kopp's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kopp speaks German. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Joseph Jankiewicz, who practices in San Diego, CA and Chula Vista, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jankiewicz include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and arthritis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jankiewicz honors. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center San Diego's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Jankiewicz is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. William Thomas Harless, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

These areas are among Dr. W. Harless' clinical interests: ulcers, kidney stones, and wellness programs. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harless takes. Dr. Harless graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Osteoporosis, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 409
National City, CA
 

Dr. John Rivera practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Rivera speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Rivera include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and female infertility. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. After attending Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He takes MultiPlan, Coventry, and Humana, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rivera welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Osteoporosis, Premenstrual Syndrome, Incontinence, ... (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.