We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Palmdale, CA.

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Dr. Philip H Conwisar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1220 E. Avenue S; Suite C
Palmdale, CA

Dr. Philip Conwisar's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Conwisar include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and sports health. Dr. Conwisar's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Conwisar accepts. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
41210 11th Street; Suite A
Palmdale, CA

Dr. David Ahdoot specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Burbank, CA, Valencia, CA, and Palmdale, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Ahdoot (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. His areas of expertise include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Ahdoot is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ahdoot is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ahdoot has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
40005 10th Street West; #213
Palmdale, CA

Dr. John Kayvanfar's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kayvanfar's areas of expertise include the following: endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Shiraz University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. Dr. Kayvanfar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Kayvanfar has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Sports Health, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Poisoning, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurosurgery
38660 Medical Center Drive; Suite A-200
Palmdale, CA

Dr. Tiffany Perry works as a neurosurgeon. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Perry's clinical interests: laminectomy, spondylolisthesis surgery, and carpal tunnel surgery. She is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fracture, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Disc Problems, Spondylolisthesis Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Laminotomy, Meningioma, Artificial ... (Read more)

Dr. Alon Antebi, DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
42135 10th Street W; Suite 101
Lancaster, CA

Dr. Alon Antebi specializes in orthopedic trauma and practices in Lancaster, CA and Country, CA. In his practice, Dr. Antebi focuses on minimally invasive surgery, arthritis, and sports health. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Antebi completed a residency program at Botsford Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthritis

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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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