We found 43 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Care1st near San Diego, CA.

Dr. Christopher S Pallia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 230
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Pallia specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pallia is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Pallia attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Pallia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, arthritis, knee ligament injuries, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Charles Considine, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
230 Prospect Place; Suite 350
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Considine is a Coronado, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Considine include warts, cryotherapy, and psoriasis. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Warren Hospital for residency. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Considine honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Sports Health, Eczema, Sleep Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Linhkieu Thi Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3575 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Linhkieu Nguyen is a family medicine physician in San Diego, CA. Her clinical interests include abuse, ulcers, and depression. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen accepts AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Tuberculosis, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. William Joseph Padilla, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
263 Church Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. William Padilla's specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Padilla is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Padilla include cryotherapy, depression, and preventive care. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Padilla graduated from the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine and Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Padilla trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Padilla speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Preventive Care, Arthritis, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Richard Pedrotty Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1222 1st Street; Suite 1
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. John Pedrotty practices family medicine. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and National Naval Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Pedrotty's clinical interests: warts, menopause, and cryotherapy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pedrotty is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Pedrotty is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Depression, Sports Health, Eczema, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Leonor Castillo, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics & Gynecology
911 E Plaza Boulevard
National City, CA
 

Dr. Maria Castillo's specialty is obstetrics & gynecology. She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Castillo include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and cryotherapy. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Castillo obtained her medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Castillo is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Cryosurgery, Adolescent Gynecology, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Breast Issues, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura Norton Fagerlund, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine
1224 10th Street; Suite 200
Coronado, CA
 

The average patient rating for Dr. Laura Petrovich is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Petrovich include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and physical disabilities. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Petrovich attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Iyabo Olatokunbo Daramola, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
2401 Reo Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Iyabo Daramola is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, cryotherapy, and osteoporosis. Dr. Daramola is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Before completing her residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dr. Daramola attended medical school at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, College of Health Sciences. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Daramola is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Headache, Osteoporosis, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Caroll Toledo Toledo Nader, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
345 F Street; Suite 110
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Caroll Toledo-Nader specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise consist of preventive care, women's health issues, and arthritis. Dr. Toledo-Nader's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Toledo-Nader attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at International for residency. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Preventive Care, Immigration Issues, Physical Exams, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues

Dr. David Preston Hansen, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
1117 10th Street
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. David Hansen has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, preventive care, and arthritis. Dr. Hansen is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. 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, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, Dr. Hansen speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Preventive Care, Weight Management, Diabetes, Arthritis

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7485 Mission Valley Road; Suite 103
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Roger Freeman, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Freeman is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freeman include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Freeman's medical residency was performed at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthroplasty, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Total Joint ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
340 4th Avenue; Suite 11
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Decarvalho is a general internist in Chula Vista, CA. His average patient rating is 1.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Decarvalho include fibromyalgia, asthma, and preventive care. Dr. Decarvalho accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Decarvalho studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center for residency. Dr. Decarvalho (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Headache, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain Management, Fibromyalgia, Preventive Care, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Dana A Copeland, MD
Specializes in Geriatrics, Adult Rheumatology
272 Church Avenue; Suite 1
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Dana Reddy, who practices in La Jolla, CA and Chula Vista, CA, is a medical specialist in geriatrics (elderly care) and adult rheumatology. Dr. Reddy is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. Her residency was performed at Scripps Clinic. These areas are among her clinical interests: psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy takes. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Tendonitis, Immunotherapy, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Noli A Cava, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
1808 Cable Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Noli Cava has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cava include cryotherapy, depression, and immigration issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cava accepts. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Cava graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Naval Hospital. He is conversant in Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Depression, Sports Health, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Tuberculosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Parmela Sawhney, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1222 1st Street; Suite 6
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Parmela Sawhney is a family medicine practitioner in Imperial Beach, CA and Coronado, CA. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sawhney include abuse, cryotherapy, and depression. Patient ratings for Dr. Sawhney average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sawhney is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth A Warm, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
230 Prospect Place; Suite 340b
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Warm specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient ratings for Dr. Warm average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include cryotherapy, depression, and physical disabilities. Dr. Warm is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Warm honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Warm attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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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.