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We found 20 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. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nelson graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then she performed her 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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Khoury takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Khoury's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Khoury (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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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 is a general internist. Dr. Goodman's clinical interests include general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Goodman's office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Choi is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health. He graduated from Yonsei University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Choi completed a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Choi accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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 medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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. 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). His distinctions include: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; Southern California Super Doctors; and American Orthopaedic Association - Japanese Orthopaedic Association Exchange Traveling Fellow. In addition to English, Dr. Bhatia speaks Spanish. He is 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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Torabzadeh is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Torabzadeh is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health. Dr. Torabzadeh takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing Dr. Torabzadeh's residency at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities, Dr. Torabzadeh attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena for medical school. 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) is conversant in Spanish and Persian.

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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' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ross has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Ross focuses on foot problems and ankle problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ross include: Best Doctors in America - Orthopaedic Surgery and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ross is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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 practices adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reikes include diabetes, osteoporosis, and thyroid cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. His distinctions include: Recipient, ARISE Award for Excellence; Recognition Award ""Best Doctors of Orange County""; and Recognition Award ""America's Best Doctors"". He is 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. So is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is 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)

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 medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Cook attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Cook (or staff) is conversant in 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 medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wang include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Kaohsiung Medical University. Dr. Wang's training includes a residency program at Boston VA Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: America's Top Doctors (Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.; Best Doctors in America (Endocrinology and Metabolism); and Southern California Super Doctors. 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 is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. 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, Irvine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. Patient reviews placed Dr. Caillouette at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Caillouette accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Caillouette welcomes 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). Dr. Yamamoto is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She attended medical school at New York Medical College. She is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Orange, CA and Costa Mesa, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hsu include foot problems, musculoskeletal problems, and ankle problems. Dr. Hsu honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine 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. Khiem D Dao, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2314 Newport Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Khiem Dao practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, Dr. Dao completed his residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Clinical interests for Dr. Dao include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Dao (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Dao is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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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 medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and orthopedic oncology. Dr. Nassif's areas of expertise consist of cancer and musculoskeletal problems. He honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He welcomes 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.