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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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Coronado, CA and San Diego, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Pallia a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pallia accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he 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. Brian Cornell Anderson, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
525 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Brian Anderson's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Anderson (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Japanese. Clinical interests for Dr. Anderson include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and bursitis. He is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Anderson takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Anderson has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. His 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. Maria Leonor Castillo, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics & Gynecology
911 E Plaza Boulevard
National City, CA
 

Dr. Maria Castillo is a physician who specializes in obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Castillo's clinical interests: menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and cryotherapy. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Castillo graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. She 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. 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. Dr. Petrovich's areas of expertise include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and physical disabilities. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Petrovich attended 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. John Richard Pedrotty Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1222 1st Street; Suite 1
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. John Pedrotty specializes in family medicine. 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 Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Pedrotty include warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pedrotty accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is professionally 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. Tom-Oliver Klein, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
525 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Tom-Oliver Klein speaks German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Klein include warts, cryotherapy, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Klein's education and training includes medical school at the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Klein is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Eczema, Kidney Stones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Back ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Jankiewicz's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Jankiewicz's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and arthritis. Patient ratings for Dr. Jankiewicz average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Jankiewicz has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He has an open panel.

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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 honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mercy Hospital, Dr. Harless attended West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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

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

Dr. Brooke Ballard works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Coronado, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ballard include arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. Dr. Ballard is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ballard is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes 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. Rajiv B Roy, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
525 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Rajiv Roy works as an adult endocrinologist in Chula Vista, CA and Del Mar, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Roy speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in diabetes, osteoporosis, and pituitary tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Roy attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. David Burnikel is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. His areas of expertise include knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Burnikel accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Burnikel 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's medical specialty is obstetrics & gynecology. He speaks Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kamali include colposcopy, menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Kamali is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kamali trained at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Kamali has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 specializes in family medicine. Dr. Gurtch's areas of expertise include the following: depression, women's health issues, and immigration issues. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gurtch takes. Before performing his residency at North Oakland Medical Center, Dr. Gurtch attended Omsk State Medical Academy for medical school. He speaks Russian. Dr. Gurtch is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Christiansen performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has a special interest in diabetes, osteoporosis, and pituitary tumor. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Christiansen is conversant in Spanish. He 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. Franz John Kopp, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4060 4th Avenue; Suite 700
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Franz Kopp works as an orthopedist in San Diego, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kopp at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Kopp speaks German. Dr. Kopp is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to 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)

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

Areas of expertise for Dr. Perry Montoya include warts, liver disease, and headache. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Montoya completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Montoya speaks Spanish. He 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, Eczema, Neck Pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Colitis, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (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.