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 is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Nelson attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a physiatrist. Dr. Khoury (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Khoury is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. After completing medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. She accepts 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. Yung-In Choi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Yung-In Choi's specialty is adult endocrinology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Choi is a graduate of Yonsei University College of Medicine. Dr. Choi trained at Henry Ford Hospital for his residency. He is conversant in Korean. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Gilbert Goodman specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Newport Beach, CA and Santa Cruz, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general care. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Goodman attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Goodman's 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. Nitin N. Narain Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 230
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Nitin Bhatia is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Bhatia is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bhatia's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: 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.

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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 specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Torabzadeh has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Torabzadeh's patients. Dr. Torabzadeh takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Torabzadeh obtained Dr. Torabzadeh's medical school training at Central University of the East School of Medicine and National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and performed Dr. Torabzadeh's residency at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Torabzadeh has received include Certificate of Appreciation for PD II Course; Excellence in Teaching Award UC Irvine School of Medicine; and Certificate of Appreciation for PDI Course. In addition to English, Dr. Torabzadeh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Torabzadeh is 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 works as an endocrinologist in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Reikes's clinical interests include diabetes, osteoporosis, and thyroid cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Reikes attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. 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". Dr. Reikes 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 works as an orthopedic surgeon. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. So is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Henry Ford Hospital for his residency. Dr. So 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. Maki Yamamoto, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 350
Costa Mesa, CA
 

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

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Wang takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Boston VA Medical Center, Dr. Wang attended medical school at Kaohsiung Medical University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Wang include: America's Top Doctors (Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.; Best Doctors in America; and (Endocrinology and Metabolism). In addition to English, he speaks Taiwanese. He is 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 hand surgeon and orthopedist. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Cook is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Cook 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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hsu include foot problems, musculoskeletal problems, and ankle problems. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hsu honors. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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. James Thompson Caillouette, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
22 Corporate Plaza
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. James Caillouette sees patients in Newport Beach, CA. His medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is especially interested in knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. Patients gave Dr. Caillouette an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caillouette takes. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Caillouette has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2314 Newport Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Khiem Dao specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Dao attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He is an in-network provider 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. Emile P Wakim, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18800 Delaware Street; Suite 1100
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Emile Wakim is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture. Dr. Wakim is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Wakim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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)

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

Dr. Nader Nassif is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and orthopedic oncology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Nassif include cancer and musculoskeletal problems. He honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Nassif 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.
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