We found 26 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Castro Valley, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Forster include joint reconstruction, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Forster studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Forster completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Eden Medical Center, and Alameda Hospital. Dr. Forster is open to 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pottorff include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Pottorff is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pottorff's practice is open to 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients rated Dr. Cheng highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include orthopedic surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Cheng has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Cheng (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Cheng's 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)

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 professional affiliations include Sutter Delta Medical Center, Eden Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Dr. Taylor's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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)

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. Her areas of expertise include musculoskeletal problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Cook is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cook accepts. Dr. Cook's training includes a residency program at Samuel Merritt University, California School of Podiatric Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. She is open to 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's specialties are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Moulton-Barrett's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. 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. 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, 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, who practices in Castro Valley, CA and Palo Alto, CA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. Peck average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Peck include diabetes and metabolism. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Peck attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Eden Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Peck's office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is adult cardiology. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Abudayeh focuses on heart problems and general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abudayeh honors. Dr. Abudayeh graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Abudayeh trained at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Abudayeh's practice 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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Forrest is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Forrest has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Forrest trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He offers language support for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese-speaking patients. He is affiliated with Eden Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and John Muir Physician Network. He 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, 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 specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wang graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. He speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Wang is open to new patients.

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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 practices plastic surgery, hand surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in San Leandro, CA. 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. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rubenstein (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Dutch. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Rubenstein has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in hand surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stein include hand surgery procedures. Dr. Stein's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Stein speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Stein is open to 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's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Sharma studied medicine at S.N. Medical College, Agra and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra. Her medical residency was performed at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. Her clinical interests encompass general care. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharma is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sharma (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Her professional affiliations include St. Rose Hospital and Eden Medical Center. She 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)

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

Dr. Gopal Sachdeva, who practices in Emeryville, CA, Antioch, CA, and Castro Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Sachdeva has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Sachdeva focuses on radiation therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Sachdeva welcomes new patients. He 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) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Croatian, and Navajo.

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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 practices family medicine. Dr. Mehta studied medicine at Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College. She has a special interest in general care. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Mehta 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)

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

Dr. Bruce Robertson's medical specialty is family medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Robertson is especially interested in general care. He is affiliated with Eden Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Robertson's office for an appointment. He studied medicine 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)

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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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