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We found 10 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept TRICARE near Orinda, CA.

Dr. David Andrew Lindenberg, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2850 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 120
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. David Lindenberg's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: osteopathic manipulation and pain management. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Lindenberg performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Lindenberg is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Lower Back Problems, Migraine, Facet Injection, Spinal Injection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Oleg Igor Krijanovski, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Oleg Krijanovski practices adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) in Berkeley, CA. He attended Second Moscow State Medical Institute for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Krijanovski include blood and marrow transplant. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Krijanovski is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marilyn Masten Honegger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Marilyn Honegger is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Orinda, CA and Berkeley, CA. Dr. Honegger's clinical interests include women's health issues. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Honegger has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Honegger welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian R Kaye, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Brian Kaye specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: vasculitis, sjogren's syndrome, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). On average, patients gave Dr. Kaye a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Kaye is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Kaye's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Molly Detgen Magnano, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2999 Regent Street; Suite 301
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Molly Magnano is an adult rheumatology specialist. In her practice, Dr. Magnano focuses on rheumatic diseases. Dr. Magnano is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Magnano accepts. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Magnano's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Neil Rudd, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Richard Rudd's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Rudd is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rudd completed a residency program at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. Dr. Rudd is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pavithra Venkat, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2999 Regent Street; Suite 301
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Pavithra Venkat's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Venkat's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Venkat graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Yu- Shan Kao, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Susan Kao works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Clinical interests for Dr. Kao include lung cancer, colon cancer, and gynecologic cancer. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kao is conversant in Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Research, Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Mukulika Mehta, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2636 Telegraph Avenue; Suite A
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Mukulika Mehta's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Mehta has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She attended medical school at Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Mehta is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicholas V Drbal, MD
Specializes in Podiatry
350 30th Street; Suite 100
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Drbal is a physician who specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. Dr. Drbal accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Drbal's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, tendon ruptures (tears), ligament problems, arthritis, achilles tendonitis

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Ingrown Nails, Ligament Problems, Ankle ... (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.