We found 46 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 is a specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Gutow's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Gutow attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, arthritis, joint infection, hand fracture, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (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 specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Eakin speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Eakin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Eakin's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, joint infection, tendonitis

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

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

Dr. Warren King's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Palo Alto, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. King is especially interested in orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. King completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Foot Surgery, Wrist ... (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 sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and limb preservation. Dr. Haskell is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Haskell completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Haskell welcomes 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. Frank S Chen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Frank Chen is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. In his practice, Dr. Chen focuses on sports health and orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Chen average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chen has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, ACL injury, tendonitis

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

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

Dr. Peter Wu specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Wu's patients gave Dr. Wu an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Wu honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Wu attended National Taiwan University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at MetroHealth Medical Center for residency. 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. Dr. Wu welcomes new patients.

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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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Banks include injuries, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Banks attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 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: , 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 specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. Wun include spinal cord injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, and brain injury. Patients rated Dr. Wun highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Wun attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Wun speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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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 practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Palo Alto, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Saxena is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Saxena (or staff) speaks German, French, and Italian.

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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's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and sports medicine. Patients rated Dr. Krisdakumtorn highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krisdakumtorn takes. He is accepting new patients.

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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. Dr. Butler's clinical interests encompass hand surgery procedures and orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Butler attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Butler's office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. She has a special interest in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. Dr. Dalal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dalal is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Research, Rectal Problems, 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 specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She works in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is especially interested in cancer surgery. Dr. Ching is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ching accepts. She has an open panel. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ching is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a specialist in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. She speaks Norwegian. In Dr. Kirkeby's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Kirkeby trained at California Pacific Medical Center for her residency. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Kirkeby welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

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

Dr. Akira Yamamoto, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1680 S Norfolk Street
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Akira Yamamoto, who practices in Mountain View, CA and San Mateo, CA, is a medical specialist in trauma surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Yamamoto average 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Yamamoto focuses on orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yamamoto accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Yamamoto is conversant in Japanese.

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Foot Surgery, Partial Knee Replacement, Fractures, Osteomyelitis, Pelvic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Leibowitz specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He has a special interest in blood disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Leibowitz graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Leibowitz trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Leibowitz an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Leibowitz welcomes new patients.

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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.
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