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We found 44 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept CIGNA Open Access Plus PPO 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, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and Mountain View, CA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hand surgery procedures, sports health, and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Gutow is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Gutow welcomes 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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Eakin include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Eakin's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Eakin attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Eakin speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. King's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. King attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. King is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. King honors. He has an open panel.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Chen is conversant in Mandarin. His clinical interests encompass sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Patients gave Dr. Chen an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen has an open panel.

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

Dr. Andrew Haskell works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Haskell a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in limb preservation, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Haskell's office for an appointment. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Haskell speaks Spanish.

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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's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Wu speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Wu is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending National Taiwan University School of Medicine, Dr. Wu completed Dr. Wu's residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Wu's patients gave Dr. Wu an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Wu takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Wu has an open panel.

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

Dr. Norman Banks is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He works in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. 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). He is especially interested in injuries, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Banks takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Cindy Wun's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She is especially interested in spinal cord injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, and brain injury. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wun is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Dr. Wun performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

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

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

Dr. Amol Saxena works as a foot doctor, foot and ankle surgeon, and orthopedist. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Saxena accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Saxena (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German, French, and Italian. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Thana Krisdakumtorn practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and sports medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Krisdakumtorn is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Butler is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in hand surgery procedures and musculoskeletal surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Butler honors. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Butler's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Butler's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to 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)

Dr. Kimberly Moore Dalal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Dalal is a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Dalal has indicated that her clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Dalal studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Thoracic Problems, Research, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Denise Ching, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. C. Ching is a surgical oncologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. In her practice, Dr. Ching focuses on cancer surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Ching is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Ching's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Research, Lumpectomy, Sarcoma, Surgical Procedures, Melanoma, Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Kjersti Meyer Kirkeby, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive; Endocrinology & Metabolism, S025
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Kjersti Kirkeby practices endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism in Stanford, CA and San Francisco, CA. For her residency, Dr. Kirkeby trained at California Pacific Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Kirkeby focuses on diabetes and metabolism. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Norwegian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kirkeby's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Bone Problems, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Adrenal Disorders, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathleen Babington, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Babington is a neonatology specialist. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Babington attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Babington is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains

All Interests: Eczema, Immunization, Early Childhood Development, Strains, Grief, Sprains, Asthma, Breastfeeding ... (Read more)

Dr. David Steven Leibowitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Leibowitz, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA, is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Leibowitz is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include blood disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Leibowitz honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Leibowitz attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school.

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

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (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.