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 hand surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Gutow is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gutow accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone tumor, 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Eakin attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has indicated that his clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Eakin speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. King average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. King honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. King speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. King's 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. Frank S Chen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Frank Chen is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Chen is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sports health and orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chen's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, 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 is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Haskell's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Haskell include knee problems, foot problems, and limb preservation. Dr. Haskell is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haskell honors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Haskell is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, 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 is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Dr. Wu is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by Dr. Wu's patients. Dr. Wu takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Wu studied medicine at National Taiwan University School of Medicine. Dr. Wu's medical residency was performed at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Wu is conversant in 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 is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise include injuries, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Banks is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Banks 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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Palo Alto, CA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include spinal cord injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, and brain injury. Dr. Wun honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Wun is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting 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 works as a podiatrist, foot and ankle surgeon, and orthopedic surgeon in Palo Alto, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Saxena a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Saxena (or staff) speaks German, French, and Italian. Dr. Saxena is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Krisdakumtorn's professional 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. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His practice is open to 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 is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In Dr. Butler's practice, he is particularly interested in hand surgery procedures and orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Butler speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He 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)

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 works as a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and colon and rectal surgeon. Her areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. Dr. Dalal's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Patients rated Dr. Dalal highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dalal's 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. Kjersti Meyer Kirkeby, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive; Endocrinology & Metabolism, S025
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Kjersti Kirkeby's area of specialization is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. Kirkeby's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. Patient ratings for Dr. Kirkeby average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. For her professional training, Dr. Kirkeby completed a residency program at California Pacific Medical Center. She speaks Norwegian. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact her 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. Akira Yamamoto, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1680 S Norfolk Street
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Akira Yamamoto is a trauma surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He speaks Japanese. He has indicated that his clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Yamamoto's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yamamoto's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yamamoto's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Kathleen Babington sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. Her medical specialty is neonatology. Dr. Babington has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Dr. Babington attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Babington is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice 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 S Leibowitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Leibowitz is an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. In his practice, Dr. Leibowitz focuses on blood disorders. Dr. Leibowitz is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leibowitz studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Leibowitz is accepting 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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