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We found 26 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Castro Valley, CA. In his practice, Dr. Forster focuses on joint reconstruction and sports health. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Eden Medical Center, and Alameda Hospital. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Forster welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Forster attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, 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, Adhesive Capsulitis, Elbow ... (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 a Castro Valley, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Pottorff accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pottorff completed a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Pottorff is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in San Leandro, CA. Dr. Cheng (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cheng is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. 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, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder ... (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 practices foot & ankle surgery, general podiatry, and sports medicine in Hayward, CA and Oakland, CA. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She has a special interest in musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Cook is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. For her residency, Dr. Cook trained at Samuel Merritt University, California School of Podiatric Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

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. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Taylor accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center, Eden Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He welcomes 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 is a plastic surgeon, hand surgeon, and otolaryngologist in Alameda, CA and Brentwood, CA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moulton-Barrett include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moulton-Barrett honors. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Moulton-Barrett graduated from the University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Maimonides Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Moulton-Barrett (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture

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

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

Dr. Marcia Peck is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Peck's clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peck takes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Eden Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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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 a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Abudayeh is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and general care. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Abudayeh is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Abudayeh is accepting new patients.

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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 radiation oncologist in Dublin, CA and Castro Valley, CA. Dr. Forrest is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Forrest include radiation therapy. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Forrest attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He offers interpreting services for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese-speaking patients. He is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and John Muir Physician Network. His practice is open to new patients.

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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)

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. Dr. Wang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang honors. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Dr. Wang completed his residency training at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. He 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. Ronald Lee Rubenstein, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Otolaryngology
13847 East 14th Street; Suite 200
San Leandro, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Rubenstein's specialties are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing 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, Dr. Rubenstein attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Rubenstein (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Dutch. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Deviated Septum, Otoplasty, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrew Stein's specialty is hand surgery. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stein include hand surgery procedures. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stein is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Stein has an open panel.

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

Dr. Mukulika Mehta's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Mehta has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She attended medical school at Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Mehta is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, ... (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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacka takes. For his professional training, Dr. Jacka completed a residency program at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Dr. Jacka is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in family medicine. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sharma has indicated that her clinical interests include general care. Her professional affiliations include St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Sharma is a graduate of S.N. Medical College, Agra and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra and a graduate of Montgomery Hospital, Norristown's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Sharma is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, bone problems

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

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

Dr. Gopal Sachdeva practices radiation oncology in Emeryville, CA, Antioch, CA, and Castro Valley, CA. Dr. Sachdeva has a special interest in radiation therapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Sachdeva attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Sachdeva (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Croatian, and Navajo.

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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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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.