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We found 108 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 is a pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allen include arthroscopic surgery, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), and PCL injury. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Allen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Allen's office for an appointment. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for her residency. Dr. Allen has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish.

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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. Chunbong Ma is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include hip replacement, concussion, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Ma attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ma accepts. Dr. Ma has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Los Gatos, CA, Campbell, CA, and San Francisco, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Colyvas has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Colyvas accepts. Dr. Colyvas has an open panel. After attending the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Colyvas 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. Anthony C Luke, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1500 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Luke's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Luke's areas of expertise include the following: concussion, shoulder dislocation, and adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder). He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Luke takes. Dr. Luke graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.

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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 is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Rena has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Rena (or staff) speaks Filipino and Chinese. He also offers language support for Russian and Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Rena is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. His practice 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)

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

Dr. Benjamin Lau's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lau's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Lau welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for his residency. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Daly City, CA and San Francisco, CA. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sciaroni's areas of expertise consist of sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. For her professional training, Dr. Sciaroni completed a residency program 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. Dr. Sciaroni 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. 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. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Virginia Mason Medical Center for residency. In Dr. Swisher's practice, he is particularly interested in anesthesia. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Swisher (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Swisher is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center, 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 works as a foot doctor, foot and ankle surgeon, and sports medicine specialist in San Francisco, CA, Novato, CA, and Sacramento, CA. Dr. Marino trained at a hospital affiliated with New York College of Podiatric Medicine for residency. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. He is affiliated with Novato Community Hospital. Dr. Marino 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. Paul D Abramson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
450 Sutter Street; Suite 840
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Paul Abramson is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in family medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Abramson's clinical interests encompass general care and weight management. He is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Abramson honors Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. His practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Abramson is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Men's Health Issues, Exercise Physiology, Preventive Care, Weight Management, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sean Wang practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in San Francisco, CA, Fremont, CA, and Dublin, CA. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Wang completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He speaks Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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. Diana Mirella Antoniucci, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1375 Sutter Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Diana Antoniucci's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at Mayo Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Antoniucci include diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Antoniucci honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Antoniucci speaks Italian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Graves Disease, Bone Problems, Diabetes, Hirsutism, Metabolism, Adrenal Disorders, Polycystic Ovary ... (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 pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology specialist. Dr. Goldsby's education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldsby include blood and marrow transplant, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and leukemia. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. 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 specialist in adult rheumatology. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her areas of expertise consist of kyphosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma. Dr. Gensler is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She 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. Karen Elizabeth Earle, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1375 Sutter Street; Suite 208
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Karen Earle is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Earle attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She offers interpreting services for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Earle is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

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

Dr. Eric Grant Meinberg, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2550 23rd Street; Building 9 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Eric Meinberg's specialties are orthopedic trauma and pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Meinberg attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. In his practice, Dr. Meinberg focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, fractures (broken bones), osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, Fracture Surgery, Shoulder ... (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.