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We found 43 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 specializes in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He is especially interested in hand surgery procedures, sports health, and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Gutow's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gutow is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training 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 has an open panel.

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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 orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Eakin 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. Eakin takes. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Eakin attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Eakin speaks Spanish.

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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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave Dr. King an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. King speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes 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 an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. He speaks Mandarin. His areas of expertise include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Chen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chen graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. 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 orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Haskell graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Clinical interests for Dr. Haskell include limb preservation, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Haskell is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Haskell's 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 is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Peter Wu works in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Wu attended National Taiwan University School of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Wu's residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Wu's average rating from Dr. Wu's patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wu is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Wu speaks 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. Norman Leroy Banks, MS, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Norman Banks, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among his clinical interests: injuries, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Banks's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). On average, patients gave Dr. Banks a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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: , 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 is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She obtained her medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: spinal cord injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, and brain injury. On average, patients gave Dr. Wun a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wun honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a podiatrist, foot and ankle surgeon, and orthopedic surgeon in Palo Alto, CA. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Saxena is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Saxena welcomes new patients. Dr. Saxena (or staff) is conversant in 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 practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and sports medicine in Palo Alto, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Krisdakumtorn average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Krisdakumtorn takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Krisdakumtorn's 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 orthopedic surgeon. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: hand surgery procedures and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Butler is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Butler attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Butler is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Butler's practice 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's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. She practices in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA. She is especially interested in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Dalal studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Dalal trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Dalal is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dalal accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Thoracic Problems, 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 medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Ching's clinical interests include cancer surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Ching is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Stanford, CA and San Francisco, CA. Her medical specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. Kirkeby is conversant in Norwegian. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes and metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She trained at California Pacific Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kirkeby is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She 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. Kathleen Babington, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Babington's medical specialty is neonatology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Babington accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Babington's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains

All Interests: Eczema, Immunization, Common Cold, Early Childhood Development, Influenza, Strains, Grief, Sprains, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Gerard Weber, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Weber practices anesthesiology in Palo Alto, CA and Mountain View, CA. Dr. Weber has a special interest in anesthesia. His hospital/clinic 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. Weber accepts. He attended Mayo Medical School and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Ultrasound, Anesthesia, Nerve Problems, Peripheral Nerve Block, Regional ... (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.