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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Castro Valley, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Forster include joint reconstruction and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Eden Medical Center, and Alameda Hospital. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Forster completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. 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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Castro Valley, CA. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Pottorff's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Pottorff's training includes a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Cheng (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. Dr. Cheng's areas of expertise include musculoskeletal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He 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 is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Cheng accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Cheng has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. His practice 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, 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 is a foot and ankle surgeon, general podiatrist, and sports medicine specialist in Hayward, CA and Oakland, CA. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests encompass 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Cook's training includes a residency program 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 specializes in foot & ankle surgery, general podiatry, and sports medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Taylor accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center, Eden Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Dr. Taylor has an open panel.

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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 ear, nose and throat specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moulton-Barrett include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Moulton-Barrett's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Moulton-Barrett attended the University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences and then went on to complete his 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. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is accepting 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. Marcia Constance Peck, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 3rd Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Marcia Peck's specialty is adult endocrinology. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She has a special interest in diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Peck is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Eden Medical Center. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Peck's office for an appointment. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center.

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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. 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. He has a special interest in heart problems and general care. Dr. Abudayeh's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. He is open to 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. Dr. Forrest offers interpreting services for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese-speaking patients. His clinical interests include radiation therapy. His professional affiliations include Eden Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and John Muir Physician Network. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Forrest honors. Dr. Forrest is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Breast-Conserving ... (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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wang include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Wang's professional affiliations include Eden Medical Center and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He is an in-network provider for 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. Before performing his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco, Dr. Wang attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. In addition to English, 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 areas of specialization are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in San Leandro, CA. Dr. Rubenstein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Dutch. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. Before completing 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 medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rubenstein honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as a hand surgeon. He is rated highly by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hand surgery procedures. Dr. Stein accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Stein attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. He 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 area of specialization is family medicine. She is a graduate of Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College. She is especially interested in general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta honors. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is open to new patients.

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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's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Jacka honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Jacka's practice is open to new patients. He completed his residency training at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

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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 practices family medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharma honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. After completing medical school at S.N. Medical College, Agra and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra, Dr. Sharma performed her residency at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. In addition to English, Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Sharma's practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. Gopal Sachdeva is a radiation oncologist. He has a special interest in radiation therapy. Dr. Sachdeva accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Sachdeva (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Croatian, and Navajo. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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.