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We found 18 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 specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. She practices in Tustin, CA, Irvine, CA, and Orange, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nelson's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is professionally 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 is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She works in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, Dr. Khoury attended Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Khoury (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. She is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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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 sees patients in Newport Beach, CA and Santa Cruz, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goodman include general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goodman accepts. Dr. Goodman studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Goodman completed a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Goodman is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes 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 is an endocrinologist in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Choi speaks Korean. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Choi attended medical school at Yonsei University College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Choi is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 sees patients in Costa Mesa, CA, Orange, CA, and Irvine, CA. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The average patient rating for Dr. Bhatia is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bhatia accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Bhatia's distinctions include: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; Southern California Super Doctors; and American Orthopaedic Association - Japanese Orthopaedic Association Exchange Traveling Fellow. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient ratings for Dr. Torabzadeh average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Torabzadeh accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Central University of the East School of Medicine and National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena for medical school, Dr. Torabzadeh completed Dr. Torabzadeh's residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. Dr. Torabzadeh has received the following distinctions: 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 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. Andrew Reed Reikes, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1 Medical Plaza Drive; Uc Irvine Gottschalk Medical Plaza
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Reikes specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Reikes's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, osteoporosis, and thyroid cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. He has received distinctions including Recipient, ARISE Award for Excellence; Recognition Award "Best Doctors of Orange County"; and Recognition Award "America's Best Doctors". Dr. Reikes is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. So is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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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)

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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 sees patients in Newport Beach, CA and Irwindale, CA. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cook accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Cook has received the following distinction: 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. Maki Yamamoto, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 350
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Maki Yamamoto sees patients in Orange, CA and Costa Mesa, CA. Her medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Yamamoto attended medical school at New York Medical College. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Parathyroid Disease, Melanoma, Adrenal Disorders

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

Dr. Andrew Hsu's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in foot problems, musculoskeletal problems, and ankle problems. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Hsu is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Hsu performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Ping Wang's specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wang include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Wang is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending Kaohsiung Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Boston VA Medical Center. Dr. Wang has received distinctions including America's Top Doctors (Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.; Best Doctors in America; and (Endocrinology and Metabolism). He is conversant in Taiwanese.

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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 specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Newport Beach, CA. His areas of expertise include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Caillouette obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patient ratings for Dr. Caillouette average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Caillouette has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Caillouette's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Khiem Dao is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Westminster, CA and Costa Mesa, CA. Dr. Dao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Dao's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Dao is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and orthopedic oncology. He practices in Newport Beach, CA. His clinical interests include cancer and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Nassif is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. Dr. Nassif is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Cancer

Dr. Emile P Wakim, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18800 Delaware Street; Suite 1100
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Emile Wakim is an orthopedic surgeon in Huntington Beach, CA. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Wakim attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Wakim (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation for Wrist Fracture, Wrist Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee ... (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.