We found 25 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Health Net near San Leandro, CA.

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
19842 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Robert Forster specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Castro Valley, CA. Dr. Forster's clinical interests encompass joint reconstruction, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Forster attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Forster is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Eden Medical Center, and Alameda Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, frozen shoulder, Achilles tendon problems, osteomyelitis, ligament problems, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, joint infection, fractures (broken bones), osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), tendonitis, ankle fracture

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Prosthetics, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Frozen Shoulder, Elbow Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregg Thomas Pottorff, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
19842 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Gregg Pottorff is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Castro Valley, CA. Dr. Pottorff is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program. He is especially interested in orthopedic surgery. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Pottorff is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, Achilles tendon problems, ligament problems, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Tendonitis, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph C Cheng, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
15035 East 14th Street
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Cheng practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in San Leandro, CA. In his practice, Dr. Cheng focuses on orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Cheng an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheng accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Cheng attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Cheng (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Douglas M Taylor
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry, Sports Medicine
13847 E. 14th Street; Suite 110a
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Taylor's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery, general podiatry, and sports medicine; he sees patients in Walnut Creek, CA and San Leandro, CA. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Taylor is affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center, Eden Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Dr. Taylor's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, arthritis, Achilles tendonitis

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Wounds, Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rex Edward Moulton-Barrett, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
2070 Clinton Avenue; Floor 4
Alameda, CA
 

Dr. Rex Moulton-Barrett's areas of specialization are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Alameda, CA and Brentwood, CA. Dr. Moulton-Barrett (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Polish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moulton-Barrett include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network. Dr. Moulton-Barrett graduated from the University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Maimonides Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. The average patient rating for Dr. Moulton-Barrett is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Wrist Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Dupuytren's ... (Read more)

Dr. Marcia Constance Peck, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 3rd Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Marcia Peck's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She is especially interested in diabetes and metabolism. Her professional affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Peck graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Peck honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nabil Karim Abudayeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
20700 Lake Chabot Road; #107
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Nabil Abudayeh is an adult cardiology specialist in Castro Valley, CA, Livermore, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abudayeh include heart problems and general care. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Abudayeh is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco, Dr. Abudayeh attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Abudayeh is affiliated with Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Abudayeh welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, bone diseases

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Richard Forrest, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
20126 Stanton Avenue; Suite 101
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Michael Forrest works as a radiation oncologist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Forrest's clinical interests include radiation therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and John Muir Physician Network. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Forrest is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Forrest offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese.

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

All Interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Gynecologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Shangren Wang, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 4th Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Wang's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Wang include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. Dr. Wang is conversant in Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, Achilles tendon problems, osteomyelitis, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, joint infection, fractures (broken bones), osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Prosthetics, Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald Lee Rubenstein, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Otolaryngology
13847 East 14th Street; Suite 200
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Rubenstein is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rubenstein takes. In addition to English, Dr. Rubenstein (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Dutch. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Rubenstein is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Deviated Septum, Surfer's Ear, Otoplasty, Fractures, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew J Stein, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other
13690 E 14th Street; Suite #200
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Stein works as a hand surgeon. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stein include hand surgery procedures. Dr. Stein is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Stein has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , distal radius fracture, arthritis, hand fracture, tendonitis

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Tumor, Hand Fracture, Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amita Sharma, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
19845 Lake Chabot Road; Suit 211
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Amita Sharma is a family medicine practitioner. The average patient rating for Dr. Sharma is 4.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Her professional affiliations include St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sharma welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of S.N. Medical College, Agra and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra. She trained at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown for her residency. Dr. Sharma (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, bone diseases

All Interests: Menopause, Migraine, Depression, Heart Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Adolescent Issues, Hepatitis ... (Read more)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
20400 Lake Chabot Road; Stuite 102
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Gopal Sachdeva's specialty is radiation oncology. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sachdeva include radiation therapy. Dr. Sachdeva has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sachdeva takes. Dr. Sachdeva (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Croatian, and Navajo. Dr. Sachdeva is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Sachdeva is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Breast-Conserving Surgery, Sarcoma, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Mukulika Mehta, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 3rd Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Mukulika Mehta specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Mehta include general care. She is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta honors. She is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce A Robertson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
13851 East 14th Street; Suite 102
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Robertson is a family medicine physician in San Leandro, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Robertson's areas of expertise include general care. He is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Robertson's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Robertson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, sprains

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael B Krinsky, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
20990 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Michael Krinsky works as an orthopedic surgeon in Castro Valley, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Krinsky include orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Krinsky at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Krinsky trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. Dr. Krinsky's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Tendonitis, Stenosis, Foot ... (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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