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We found 22 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Health Net near San Leandro, CA.

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

Dr. Robert Forster sees patients in Castro Valley, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Forster's areas of expertise include the following: joint reconstruction and sports health. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Eden Medical Center, and Alameda Hospital. Dr. Forster's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint infection, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Ultrasound, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (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 orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Castro Valley, CA. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. In his practice, Dr. Pottorff focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pottorff's hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Cheng's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cheng obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Cheng (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Cheng has an open panel.

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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, 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 practices foot & ankle surgery, general podiatry, and sports medicine. Dr. Taylor is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center, Eden Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Taylor's office for an appointment.

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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)

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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry, Sports Medicine
10700 Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 14b
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Alison Cook works as a foot and ankle surgeon, general podiatrist, and sports medicine specialist. Her training includes a residency program at Samuel Merritt University, California School of Podiatric Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cook include musculoskeletal problems. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Cook is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

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 practices plastic surgery, hand surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Moulton-Barrett takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Maimonides Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Moulton-Barrett (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Polish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture

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

Dr. Richard Harriman Comstock III, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
20101 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Richard Comstock practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Inova Fairfax Hospital. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Comstock takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Comstock's office for an appointment. Dr. Comstock graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Laryngology, Snoring, Hearing Aids, Hearing ... (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 specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Wang accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Wang trained at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco for residency. Dr. Wang speaks 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. Nabil Karim Abudayeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
20700 Lake Chabot Road; #107
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Nabil Abudayeh is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Abudayeh is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abudayeh include heart problems and general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Abudayeh is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems

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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Dublin, CA and Castro Valley, CA. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. In Dr. Forrest's practice, he is particularly interested in radiation therapy. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Forrest offers language support for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese-speaking patients. Dr. Forrest's professional affiliations include Eden Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and John Muir Physician Network. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Breast-Conserving Surgery, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Radiation Therapy, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gopal Sachdeva works as a radiation oncologist in Emeryville, CA, Antioch, CA, and Castro Valley, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Sachdeva include radiation therapy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Sachdeva completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Sachdeva (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Croatian, and Navajo. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Sachdeva is open to new patients.

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

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

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Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
19845 Lake Chabot Road; Suite 301
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Ciaran Jacka works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. Dr. Jacka trained at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for his residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Shockwave Therapy, Ingrown Nails, Ankle ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Amita Sharma sees patients in Hayward, CA and Castro Valley, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sharma include general care. On average, patients gave Dr. Sharma a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. After attending S.N. Medical College, Agra and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra for medical school, she completed her residency training at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. Dr. Sharma (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, bone problems

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

Dr. John Henry Velyvis, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
20103 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. John Velyvis is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA, Daly City, CA, and Castro Valley, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Velyvis include musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Kaiser Permanente, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Seton Medical Center, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, achilles tendon problems, ligament problems, arthritis, joint infection, fractures (broken bones), osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), tendonitis

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

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

Dr. Michael Krinsky is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Castro Valley, CA. Dr. Krinsky attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center. Dr. Krinsky's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , tendonitis

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

Dr. Penna Kim Bui, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
20103 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Penna Bui specializes in anesthesiology. In Dr. Bui's practice, she is particularly interested in anesthesia. She is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bui is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Ultrasound, Anesthesia, Musculoskeletal Problems, Nerve Problems, Peripheral Nerve Block, Regional ... (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.