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

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

Dr. Philip Conwisar is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Conwisar include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and sports health. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Conwisar attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes 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)

Dr. Minh Q Mach, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
39251 10th Street West
Palmdale, CA
 

Dr. Minh Mach's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Mach has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Mach (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Infertility, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Weight Management, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Ahdoot is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Ahdoot graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His clinical interests include menopause, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and high risk pregnancy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahdoot (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Ahdoot's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Ahdoot is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. John Kayvanfar's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kayvanfar attended medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Kayvanfar include migraine, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Kayvanfar average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kayvanfar (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Kayvanfar is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Alon Antebi sees patients in Lancaster, CA and Country, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedic trauma. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Antebi trained at Botsford Hospital for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, arthritis, and sports health. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Antebi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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.