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We found 114 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Anthem near San Francisco, CA.

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

Dr. Christina Allen's areas of specialization are pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; she sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. These areas are among her clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, frozen shoulder, and PCL injury. Dr. Allen accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Allen is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , PCL injury, arthritis, shoulder fracture, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

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

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

Dr. C. Ma specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Patients gave Dr. Ma an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ma include hip replacement, concussion, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Ma performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Ma has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , PCL injury, arthritis, shoulder fracture, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), ACL injury

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

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

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Clinical interests for Dr. Colyvas include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Colyvas speaks Greek. His professional affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

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

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

Dr. Anthony Luke is a physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, Dr. Luke attended medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. His clinical interests 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. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , PCL injury, arthritis, shoulder fracture, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), ACL injury

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, 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's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Rena completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In his practice, Dr. Rena focuses on pain management. Dr. Rena honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rena (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Chinese. He also offers language support for Russian and Spanish-speaking patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rena's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, musculoskeletal problems

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

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Specializes in Physiatry
728 Pacific Avenue; Suite 501
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Lau works as a physiatrist. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Brown & Toland Physicians. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Lau attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Patient ratings for Dr. Lau average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lau is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. His practice 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. Laura Nan Sciaroni, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1 Daniel Burnham Court; Suite 365-c
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Laura Sciaroni, who practices in Daly City, CA and San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In Dr. Sciaroni's practice, she is particularly interested in sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sciaroni takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, achilles tendon problems, ligament problems, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Elbow ... (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, who practices in San Francisco, CA and Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. McGahan obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Mary's Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McGahan accepts. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Swisher's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in San Francisco, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Swisher include anesthesia. He is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Virginia Mason Medical Center for residency. Dr. Swisher (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian.

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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 specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and sports medicine. He practices in San Francisco, CA, Novato, CA, and Sacramento, CA. Dr. Marino is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Novato Community Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York College of Podiatric Medicine.

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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. Diana Mirella Antoniucci, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1375 Sutter Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Diana Antoniucci is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Antoniucci include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Antoniucci's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Antoniucci has an open panel. She attended Mayo Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. She is conversant in Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

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

Dr. Sean Xun Wang, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sean Wang's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Wang is conversant in Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Food Allergy, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Laryngology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Edward Goldsby, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
1825 Fourth Street; Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Goldsby specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology and practices in San Francisco, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: blood and marrow transplant, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and leukemia. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldsby attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Goldsby has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Blood and Marrow Transplant, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lianne Gensler is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Gensler has a special interest in kyphosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Gensler is 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. 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 has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Masem's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Masem attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks German.

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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. Karen Elizabeth Earle, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1375 Sutter Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Karen Earle is an adult endocrinology specialist. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Earle's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Earle honors. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Earle offers language support for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Earle's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Graves Disease, Bone Problems, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Hirsutism, Metabolism, Adrenal ... (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.