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We found 19 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Newport Beach, CA.

Dr. Ariana Marie Marciniec, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Ariana Nelson's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; she sees patients in Tustin, CA, Irvine, CA, and Orange, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nelson accepts. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, she completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Pain, Nerve Problems, Knee Pain, Chronic Back Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Fractures

Dr. Shahira Khoury, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Shahira Khoury's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Khoury (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. Dr. Khoury is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, musculoskeletal pain

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Joint Pain, Sports Injuries, Chronic Pain, Acute Pain, Back Pain

Dr. Gilbert Goodman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
400 Newport Center Drive; Suite 608
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Gilbert Goodman's specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests encompass general care. Dr. Goodman is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Low Testosterone, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Bone Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yung-In Choi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Yung-In Choi's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Choi has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Yonsei University College of Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Choi speaks Korean. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Hypercalcemia, Hypertension, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary ... (Read more)

Dr. Nitin N. Narain Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 230
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Nitin Bhatia's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Costa Mesa, CA, Orange, CA, and Irvine, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Bhatia speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bhatia is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bhatia include: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; Southern California Super Doctors; and American Orthopaedic Association - Japanese Orthopaedic Association Exchange Traveling Fellow.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, bone problems, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Pain, Tumor, Complex Spine Surgery, Bone Problems, Fractures, Lumbar Spine Problems, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Simin Torabzadeh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Simin Torabzadeh works as a general internist and geriatrician in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Torabzadeh has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Torabzadeh's patients. Dr. Torabzadeh accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Torabzadeh graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine and National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and then Dr. Torabzadeh performed Dr. Torabzadeh's residency at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. Dr. Torabzadeh has received distinctions including Certificate of Appreciation for PD II Course; Excellence in Teaching Award UC Irvine School of Medicine; and Certificate of Appreciation for PDI Course. Dr. Torabzadeh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Torabzadeh is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Dementia, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Steven Douglas Ross, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 230
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Steven Ross is a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Orange, CA and Costa Mesa, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of foot problems and ankle problems. Dr. Ross is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Ross has received distinctions including Best Doctors in America - Orthopaedic Surgery and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems

Dr. Andrew Reed Reikes, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1 Medical Plaza Drive; Uc Irvine Gottschalk Medical Plaza
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Reikes' specialty is adult endocrinology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, osteoporosis, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Reikes is affiliated with UC Irvine Health. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recipient, ARISE Award for Excellence; Recognition Award ""Best Doctors of Orange County""; and Recognition Award ""America's Best Doctors"".

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. David Hyunho So, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 230
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. David So is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. So accepts. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. So attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, hip fracture, osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)

All Interests: Knee Arthroscopy, Revision Knee Arthroplasty, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hip Fracture, Infections, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Frederick Cook Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1441 Avocado Avenue; Suite 802
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. John Cook's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Cook attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Cook has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Cook (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ping H. Wang, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Ping Wang's specialty is adult endocrinology. In addition to English, he speaks Taiwanese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wang include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Wang is a graduate of Kaohsiung Medical University. He trained at Boston VA Medical Center for residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: America's Top Doctors (Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.; Best Doctors in America (Endocrinology and Metabolism); and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Cancer, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders, Hirsutism

Dr. James Thompson Caillouette, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
22 Corporate Plaza
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. James Caillouette practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Newport Beach, CA. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Caillouette is especially interested in knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Caillouette takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Maki Yamamoto, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 350
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Maki Yamamoto is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Yamamoto is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Tumor, Parathyroid Disease, Soft Tissue Problems, Sarcoma, Melanoma, Adrenal ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Ray Hsu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 230
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Hsu is a foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Orange, CA and Costa Mesa, CA. Dr. Hsu's areas of expertise consist of foot problems, musculoskeletal problems, and ankle problems. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. Khiem D Dao, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2314 Newport Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Khiem Dao works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Dao's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Dao (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Hip Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nader Amir Nassif, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology
22 Corporate Plaza Drive
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Nader Nassif practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and orthopedic oncology. He is especially interested in cancer and musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Nassif attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Nassif completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nassif takes. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Cancer

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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.