We found 45 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 medical specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Gutow's medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hand surgery procedures, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Gutow highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: , 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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Eakin is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Eakin'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 a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Eakin welcomes 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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. King attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. King speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He speaks Mandarin. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chen include sports health and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Chen's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Andrew Haskell practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Haskell average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Haskell's areas of clinical interest consist of limb preservation, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Haskell's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in 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 works as a rehabilitation physician. Dr. Wu has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wu is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Wu's practice is open to new patients. Dr. Wu attended medical school at National Taiwan University School of Medicine. For Dr. Wu's professional training, Dr. Wu completed a residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Wu speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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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 physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Banks has indicated that his clinical interests include injuries, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Banks attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting 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. In addition to English, Dr. Wun speaks Mandarin. She has a special interest in spinal cord injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, and brain injury. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Wun's residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. 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's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Palo Alto, CA. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Saxena is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts 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 works as a podiatrist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Krisdakumtorn has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes 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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Burlingame, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Mountain View, CA. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Butler is especially interested in hand surgery procedures and orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Butler's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Butler accepts. He welcomes 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 surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery specialist. These areas are among Dr. Dalal's clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dalal accepts. Before performing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Dalal attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She welcomes new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ching include cancer surgery. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Ching completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Ching has an open panel.

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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 works in Stanford, CA and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Kirkeby's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes and metabolism. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her residency was performed at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Kirkeby speaks Norwegian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Kirkeby has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

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

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

Dr. David Leibowitz is an oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist in Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Leibowitz at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leibowitz include blood disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Leibowitz welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center.

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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)

Dr. Andrea Michelle Tom, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Tom works as an adult endocrinologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. She graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then she performed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Tom focuses on diabetes and metabolism. The average patient rating for Dr. Tom is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tom is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Graves Disease, Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy, Bone Problems, Diabetes, Thyroid Nodules, ... (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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