We found 50 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Coronado, CA and San Diego, CA. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: joint reconstruction, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Pallia's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Pallia speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He welcomes 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, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael R Lenihan Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4215 Spring Street; Suite 125
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Michael Lenihan is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass sports health and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lenihan's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lenihan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lenihan is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Franz Kopp is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Kopp a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kopp include knee problems, foot problems, and orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kopp's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Kopp attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Kopp (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German.

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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, Bursitis, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brian Anderson is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Anderson attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Anderson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Anderson has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Anderson (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and Japanese. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy.

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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 is a Coronado, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Pedrotty average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Brooke Laura Ballard, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
230 Prospect Place; Suite 210
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Brooke Ballard is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Ballard average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ballard takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Ballard's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Occupational Therapy Treatment, Physical Therapy ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Maria Castillo works as an obstetrician and gynecologist in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and National City, CA. Before completing her residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Castillo attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of gynecological problems and laparoscopic surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Castillo accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Castillo's office for an appointment.

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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 honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. Dr. Klein attended medical school at the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in German.

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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
 

Dr. Laura Petrovich's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Petrovich is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. She studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. David Burnikel's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of sports health and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Burnikel is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Burnikel is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He 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. Pourang Kamali, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
769 Medical Center Court; Suite #301
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Pourang Kamali is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Chula Vista, CA. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Kamali's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a family practitioner in San Diego, CA. Dr. Gurtch has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Omsk State Medical Academy.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Joseph Jankiewicz specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in San Diego, CA. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Jankiewicz trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jankiewicz is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Reconstructive Surgery, MAKOplasty, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthroplasty, Hip ... (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 specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in San Diego, CA and Chula Vista, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Garay accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College.

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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, who practices in Chula Vista, CA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Roy is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. 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. Phillip G Zentner, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
751 Medical Center Court
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Phillip Zentner specializes in radiation oncology. He is especially interested in radiation therapy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zentner attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Zentner speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), bone problems

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Bloodless ... (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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