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We found 53 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Anthem near San Carlos, CA.

Dr. Andrew Philip Gutow, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Gutow practices hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hand surgery procedures, sports health, and musculoskeletal surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gutow honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gutow studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, arthritis, joint infection, hand fracture

All Interests: Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

Dr. Colin L Eakin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Colin Eakin's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Eakin a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Eakin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, joint infection, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Warren D King, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Warren King, who practices in Palo Alto, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. King include musculoskeletal surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. King completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. King's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Foot Surgery, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank S Chen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Frank Chen is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He is especially interested in sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Chen studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He is conversant in Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chen's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , PCL injury, ligament problems, ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
801 Brewster Avenue; Suite #150
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Los Gatos, CA, Campbell, CA, and San Francisco, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Colyvas has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Colyvas accepts. Dr. Colyvas has an open panel. After attending the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Colyvas speaks Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Tendon Repair, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Haskell, BS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Haskell specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. He attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is especially interested in limb preservation, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Haskell is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Haskell takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, osteomyelitis, ligament problems, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, fractures (broken bones), osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter B. J. Wu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Peter Wu works as a physiatrist. Dr. Wu is rated highly by Dr. Wu's patients. Dr. Wu takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wu graduated from National Taiwan University School of Medicine. Dr. Wu trained at MetroHealth Medical Center for residency. Dr. Wu speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Wu's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wu's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Neck Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Lower Back Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Cindy S Wun, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Cindy Wun is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. She speaks Mandarin. Clinical interests for Dr. Wun include spinal cord injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, and brain injury. Dr. Wun is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wun graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Wun is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Brain Injury, Electromyography, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries

Dr. Norman Leroy Banks, MS, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Norman Banks practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: injuries, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Banks completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Banks is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Injuries, Electromyography, Rehabilitation

Dr. Dennis C Park, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
77 N. San Mateo Drive; Suite 1
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Park works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Park attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Park's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, ligament problems, arthritis, joint infection, ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Edward Hazelrig Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
77 N San Mateo Drive; Suite 1
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Paul Hazelrig's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hazelrig include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Hazelrig is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, ligament problems, arthritis, tendonitis

All Interests: Prosthetics, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

Amol Saxena
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Amol Saxena's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Saxena (or staff) speaks German, French, and Italian. Dr. Saxena's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Saxena takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, achilles tendonitis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shockwave Therapy, Fractures, Ankle Reconstruction, Heel Pain, Achilles Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
77 N. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Hurst is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in San Mateo, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hurst is especially interested in sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Hurst studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hurst completed residency programs at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, achilles tendon problems, arthritis, tendonitis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Tendonitis, Achilles ... (Read more)

Dr. Dirk Ross Diefendorf, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
101 S Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 607
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Dirk Diefendorf's specialties are osteopathic manipulative medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He practices in San Mateo, CA. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. Dr. Diefendorf is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Diefendorf is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Diefendorf trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Diefendorf is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, achilles tendon problems, ligament problems, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, fractures (broken bones), osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, ... (Read more)

Thana Tom Krisdakumtorn
Specializes in Podiatry, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Thana Krisdakumtorn is a foot doctor and sports medicine specialist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Krisdakumtorn accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Shockwave Therapy, Ingrown Nails, Neuropathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jaret Michael Butler, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Jaret Butler works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Burlingame, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Mountain View, CA. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Butler has a special interest in hand surgery procedures and musculoskeletal surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Butler is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Butler is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, hand fracture, tendonitis

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, ... (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.