We found 22 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Newport Beach, CA.

Dr. Trong B Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
18111 Brookhurst Avenue; Suite 5800
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Trong Nguyen is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nguyen completed residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation for Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ariana Nelson is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Tustin, CA, Irvine, CA, and Orange, CA. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. 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 is a rehabilitation physician. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khoury obtained her medical school training at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Khoury (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. She is 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. William C McMaster, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 230
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. William McMaster's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McMaster studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. McMaster completed residency programs at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (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 areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Costa Mesa, CA, Orange, CA, and Irvine, CA. Dr. Bhatia 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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinctions: 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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Torabzadeh has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Torabzadeh accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Torabzadeh graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. Dr. Torabzadeh's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. Dr. Torabzadeh has received professional recognition including the following: 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. 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. Timothy W Gibson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19582 Beach Boulevard; Suite 120
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Gibson specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, hip replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CorVel, Aetna, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Gibson attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Gibson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrew Reikes' area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Reikes include diabetes, osteoporosis, and thyroid cancer. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Reikes completed a residency program at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Reikes takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. 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. He obtained his medical school training at Yonsei University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Choi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Choi speaks Korean. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypercalcemia, Hypertension, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

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

Dr. Gilbert Goodman is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests include general care. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Goodman is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Goodman's residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. His hospital/clinic 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, musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Maki Yamamoto practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is a graduate of New York Medical College. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yamamoto has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. 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, Adrenal Tumor, Melanoma

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

Dr. Andrew Hsu is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Orange, CA, Costa Mesa, CA, and Anaheim, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of foot problems, musculoskeletal problems, and ankle problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hsu's education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Hsu 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. Ping H. Wang, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Ping Wang practices adult endocrinology in Irvine, CA and Orange, CA. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Wang takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Kaohsiung Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Wang trained at Boston VA Medical Center. Dr. Wang has received the following distinctions: America's Top Doctors (Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.; Best Doctors in America; and (Endocrinology and Metabolism). He is conversant in Taiwanese. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1441 Avocado Avenue; Suite 802
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. John Cook is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Newport Beach, CA and Irwindale, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Cook is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Cook (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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

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

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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Caillouette attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Caillouette include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Caillouette is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Caillouette is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). 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

Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18800 Delaware Street; Suite 1100
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kelsey Peterson works as an orthopedist. Dr. Peterson's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peterson include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Community Care Network (CCN), and more. Dr. Peterson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and German. Dr. Peterson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health, Ankle Problems, Hip Problems, Shoulder ... (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.
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