We found 54 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Shield of California near San Marino, CA.

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1500 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Reza Omid is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Omid include arthroscopic surgery, frozen shoulder, and AC joint injury (shoulder separation). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Omid has received distinctions including Herman Epstein Award (Most Outstanding Resident); Administrative Chief Resident USC/Keck School of Medicine; and Alpha Omega Alpha. He speaks Persian. His professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , frozen shoulder, PCL injury, ligament problems, ACL injury

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, PCL Injury, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1500 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. George Hatch specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Hatch's areas of clinical interest consist of PCL injury and rotator cuff tear. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hatch trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Preeminent Women's Health Doctors; and Preeminent Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Doctors. He is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , PCL injury, osteoarthritis, shoulder fracture, elbow fracture

All Interests: PCL Injury, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1500 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. James Tibone is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Tibone's areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems and elbow problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tibone accepts. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Dr. Tibone was voted a Super Doctor by Los Angeles Magazine in .; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Tibone is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2, Cedars-Sinai, and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Sports Injuries, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1500 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Seth Gamradt is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Gamradt's areas of expertise include tendon ruptures (tears), shoulder fracture, and shoulder replacement. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gamradt graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Elected, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, .; and Edgar G. Dawson Award for Outstanding Resident Teaching, UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, .. He is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , tendon ruptures (tears), shoulder fracture

All Interests: Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Tendon Ruptures, Shoulder Replacement, Knee Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 N Lake Avenue; Suite 201
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Ralph Gambardella, who practices in Los Angeles, CA and Pasadena, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Gambardella include rotator cuff surgery, rotator cuff injury, and meniscus tear. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gambardella has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Knee Problems, Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Rotator Cuff Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 N Lake Avenue; Suite 201
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Kvitne is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Kvitne has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include rotator cuff surgery, rotator cuff injury, and meniscus tear. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Kvitne attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Knee Problems, Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Rotator Cuff Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 N Lake Avenue; Suite 201
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Fariborz Kharrazi works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Los Angeles, CA, Pasadena, CA, and Anaheim, CA. His areas of expertise include shoulder tendonitis, rotator cuff injury, and elbow problems. Dr. Kharrazi's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kharrazi has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), shoulder tendonitis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), ACL injury

All Interests: Knee Problems, Pain, Shoulder Tendonitis, Sports Health, Tennis Elbow, ACL Injury, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedic Oncology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. J. Femino works as an orthopedic oncologist in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA. Dr. Femino's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His clinical interests encompass replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), metabolic bone disease, and soft tissue sarcoma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Dr. Femino is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, soft tissue sarcoma, bone cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Tumor, Bone Cancer, Sarcoma, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Soft Tissue Tumor, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Ellie Maghami sees patients in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA. Her medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Maghami include head and neck cancer. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Maghami accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Maghami's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Awards and/or distinctions she has received include "America's Top Doctor for Cancer" from Castle Connolly; Faculty of the American College of Surgeons; and ASCO Young Investigator Award. Dr. Maghami (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Sarcoma, Parathyroid Disease, Mouth Problems, Salivary Gland ... (Read more)

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
1500 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Dakshesh Patel, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in diagnostic radiology. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. After attending Veer Narmad South Gujarat University for medical school, Dr. Patel completed his residency training at St. Francis Hospital. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Dr. Patel was voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine in ..

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Imaging Procedures, Joint Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
468 E. Santa Clara Street
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Deirdre Ryan practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ryan has indicated that her clinical interests include musculoskeletal problems. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Before completing her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Ryan attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ryan accepts. Dr. Ryan's distinctions include: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Poster Award Winner; Best Pediatric Poster Variability of the Anterior Humeral Line in Pediatric; and Patients with Normal Elbows 2015, Top Doctors Designation, Pasadena Magazine, 2011-2014. Dr. Ryan is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Problems, Foot Problems, Neuromuscular Disorders, Fractures, Trauma

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2627 E Washington Boulevard
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Amir Mostofi works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. In his practice, Dr. Mostofi focuses on carpal tunnel syndrome and sports injuries. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mostofi accepts. He has received the following distinctions: Magna Cum Laude; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Mostofi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Huntington Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Nerve Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue; Ac 1076
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. I. Paz's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Paz's areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Paz obtained his medical school training at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Paz include: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Tumor, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Dohwa Kim sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and La Canada Flintridge, CA. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She is conversant in Korean. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include osteoporosis, preventive care, and general care. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC. She attended medical school at Yonsei University College of Medicine. Dr. Kim's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Kim has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Preventive Care, Dementia, Chronic Illness, General Care

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
625 S. Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 250
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Charles Resnick is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Resnick is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Resnick speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hand Surgery Procedures, Fractures

Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Helen Chen is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Chen attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Stanford University; Cap and Gown Honor Society, Stanford University; and Eastman Kodak Scholar, Stanford University1981. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Brain Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Skin Cancer, Rectal ... (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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