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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 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. 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. 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. 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. Brooke Laura Ballard, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
230 Prospect Place; Suite 210
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Brooke Ballard, who practices in Coronado, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Ballard average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ballard include arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. Dr. Ballard is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Ballard is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Rajiv Roy specializes in adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include diabetes, osteoporosis, and pituitary tumor. Dr. Roy is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Roy speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Joseph Jankiewicz is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Jankiewicz a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Jankiewicz welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Jankiewicz has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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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
 

Areas of expertise for Dr. W. Harless include ulcers, kidney stones, and wellness programs. Dr. Harless is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending West Virginia University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mercy Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Osteoporosis, Neck Pain, ... (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. Dr. Kamali's areas of expertise include colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Patient ratings for Dr. Kamali average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Staten Island University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Kamali 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)

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

Dr. Tim Gurtch sees patients in San Diego, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include depression, women's health issues, and immigration issues. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gurtch takes. Dr. Gurtch graduated from Omsk State Medical Academy. For his professional training, Dr. Gurtch completed a residency program at North Oakland Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Louis G Christiansen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Louis Christiansen works as an endocrinologist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Christiansen attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Christiansen has a special interest in diabetes, osteoporosis, and pituitary tumor. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Christiansen is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Christiansen has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Perry V Montoya, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
525 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Perry Montoya's clinical interests include warts, liver disease, and headache. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Montoya is not currently accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Montoya speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Eczema, Neck Pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Colitis, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Franz Kopp is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA. Dr. Kopp speaks German. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kopp honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Kopp welcomes 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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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.