We found 119 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Anthem near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
490 Post Street; #900
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Colyvas include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Colyvas's hospital/clinic affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Brown & Toland Physicians, and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has an open panel. Dr. Colyvas obtained his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Tendon Repair, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Chunbong Benjamin Ma, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1500 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Chunbong Ma's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Ma has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Ma include hip replacement, concussion, and knee replacement. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ma honors. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ma is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, frozen shoulder, PCL injury, shoulder fracture, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), shoulder arthritis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), ACL injury

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, PCL Injury, Shoulder Fracture, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Shoulder Dislocation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina R Allen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Owens Street; Suite 190
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Christina Allen sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Her medical specialties are pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Allen's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, frozen shoulder, and PCL injury. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allen takes. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Allen has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, frozen shoulder, PCL injury, shoulder fracture, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), shoulder arthritis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, PCL Injury, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony C Luke, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1500 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Luke's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Areas of expertise for Dr. Luke include concussion, shoulder dislocation, and frozen shoulder. Dr. Luke is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Luke is professionally affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, frozen shoulder, PCL injury, shoulder fracture, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), shoulder arthritis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), ACL injury

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, PCL Injury, Shoulder Fracture, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Shoulder Dislocation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Diokson Rena, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Other
1 Daniel Burnham Court; Ste 365-c
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Diokson Rena is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Dr. Rena has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include pain management. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rena attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Rena (or staff) speaks Filipino and Chinese. In addition, he offers language support for patients who speak Russian and Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, CPMC - St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Rena is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Manual Therapy, Electromyography, Neck Pain, Musculoskeletal Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sara Louise Edwards, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2100 Webster Street; Suite 309
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sara Edwards, who practices in San Francisco, CA and Redwood City, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Edwards include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Edwards is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Northwestern Medicine, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, ligament problems, shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Tendon Repair, Shoulder Pain, PCL ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick James McGahan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
450 Sutter Street; Suite 400
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Patrick McGahan's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in San Francisco, CA and Sacramento, CA. These areas are among Dr. McGahan's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. McGahan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry
4306 Geary Boulevard; Suite 201
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Lau is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Lau attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Lau's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Auto Injuries, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Neck Pain, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Louis Swisher, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2333 Buchanan Street; Floor 3
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Swisher is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. Dr. Swisher's clinical interests encompass anesthesia. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Dr. Swisher (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with CPMC - St. Luke's Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Ultrasound, Anesthesia, Liver Transplant, Musculoskeletal Problems, Nerve Problems, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Vincent C Marino
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine
555 Front Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Vincent Marino's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and sports medicine; he sees patients in San Francisco, CA, Novato, CA, and Sacramento, CA. For his residency, Dr. Marino trained at a hospital affiliated with New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Marino is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Novato Community Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, tendon ruptures (tears), arthritis, Achilles tendonitis

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Plantar Fasciitis, Tendon Ruptures, Foot Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard John ODonnell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard O'Donnell practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Ramon, CA. Dr. O'Donnell has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: hodgkin's lymphoma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and soft tissue sarcoma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. O'Donnell attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. O'Donnell has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. O'Donnell is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma, bone cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), bone problems

All Interests: Bone Cancer, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Dr. Mathias Alexander Masem, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Owens Street; Hand, Elbow and Upper Extremity Surgery Center
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Mathias Masem's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA. He is conversant in German. Dr. Masem's areas of expertise include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and hand surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Masem attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Masem's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, osteoarthritis, bone problems, hand fracture

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Foot Surgery, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa L Lattanza, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Owens Street; Suite 170
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Lattanza's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Dr. Lattanza's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Lattanza's residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Patient ratings for Dr. Lattanza average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Lattanza has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, osteoarthritis, arthritis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), hand fracture, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Lianne Simone Gensler, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Floor B1
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lianne Gensler is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in San Francisco, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in kyphosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gensler accepts. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Gensler attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Gensler is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Kyphosis, Spondylolisthesis

Dr. Scott A Hoffinger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3700 California Street; Suite B-555
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Scott Hoffinger's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hoffinger average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. Dr. Hoffinger's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Hoffinger has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Trauma

Dr. Amir Meir Matityahu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1701 Divisadero Street; Suite 240
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Amir Matityahu sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Matityahu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, CPMC - St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Matityahu is conversant in Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (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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