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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 practices pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Allen's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, frozen shoulder, and PCL injury. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. 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 has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , frozen shoulder, PCL injury, arthritis, shoulder fracture, 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. Chunbong Benjamin Ma, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1500 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. C. Ma is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ma's clinical interests include hip replacement, concussion, and knee replacement. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ma is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Ma's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Los Gatos, CA, Campbell, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Colyvas's areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Colyvas accepts. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Colyvas's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Greek. Dr. Colyvas's professional affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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 family practice physician and sports medicine specialist in San Francisco, CA. His clinical interests include concussion, shoulder dislocation, and frozen shoulder. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, Dr. Luke attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Luke honors.

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Relevant Interests: , frozen shoulder, PCL injury, arthritis, shoulder fracture, 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 medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Rena attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rena include pain management. Dr. Rena is in-network for 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 interpreting services for patients who speak Russian and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to 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 L Edwards, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2100 Webster Street; Suite 309
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sara Edwards is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Edwards has indicated that her clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Northwestern Medicine, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Edwards is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, shoulder arthritis

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

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

Dr. Benjamin Lau, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Lau speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Brown & Toland Physicians. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lau at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lau has received the following distinction: 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. Laura Nan Sciaroni, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1 Daniel Burnham Court; Suite 365-c
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Laura Sciaroni is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Daly City, CA and San Francisco, CA. In her practice, Dr. Sciaroni focuses on sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Sciaroni's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. She is open to 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in San Francisco, CA and Sacramento, CA. In his practice, Dr. McGahan focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. McGahan attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Mary's Hospital for residency. Dr. McGahan 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.

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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 is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is especially interested in anesthesia. Dr. Swisher is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Dr. Swisher (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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 works as a foot doctor, foot and ankle surgeon, and sports medicine specialist in San Francisco, CA, Novato, CA, and Sacramento, CA. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Marino takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He is affiliated with Novato Community Hospital. He 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. Diana Mirella Antoniucci, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1375 Sutter Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Diana Antoniucci is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. In Dr. Antoniucci's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and metabolism. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Antoniucci attended Mayo Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Antoniucci speaks Italian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Wang attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting 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 is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. His clinical interests include blood and marrow transplant, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and leukemia. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldsby honors. Dr. Goldsby attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Goldsby trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Goldsby is accepting new patients.

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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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. In Dr. Gensler's practice, she is particularly interested in kyphosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Masem is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Masem include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Masem's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Masem's office for an appointment. 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. Dr. Masem 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)

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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.