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

Dr. Reza B Omid, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1500 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Reza Omid is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and frozen shoulder. His professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. Dr. Omid honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Omid has received professional recognition including the following: Herman Epstein Award (Most Outstanding Resident); Administrative Chief Resident USC/Keck School of Medicine; and Alpha Omega Alpha. He is conversant in Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , frozen shoulder, ligament problems

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

Dr. George Frederick Rick Hatch III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1500 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. George Hatch's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Hatch's areas of expertise consist of PCL injury and rotator cuff tear. He is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hatch trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Hatch has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Preeminent Women's Health Doctors; and Preeminent Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Doctors.

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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)

Dr. James Eugene Tibone, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1500 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. James Tibone specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Tibone's clinical interests include knee problems and elbow problems. He is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2, Cedars-Sinai, and Keck Hospital of USC. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Dr. Tibone takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Dr. Tibone was voted a Super Doctor by Los Angeles Magazine in .; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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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)

Dr. Seth C Gamradt, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1500 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Seth Gamradt is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of tendon ruptures (tears), shoulder fracture, and shoulder replacement. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gamradt is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Gamradt's 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, .. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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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. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kvitne trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Kvitne include rotator cuff surgery, rotator cuff injury, and meniscus tear. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kvitne is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

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

Dr. Ralph Anthony Gambardella, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 N Lake Avenue; Suite 201
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Ralph Gambardella's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Gambardella's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in rotator cuff surgery, rotator cuff injury, and meniscus tear. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Gambardella has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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

Dr. Fariborz Kharrazi specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Los Angeles, CA, Pasadena, CA, and Anaheim, CA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kharrazi has a special interest in shoulder tendonitis, rotator cuff injury, and elbow problems. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Kharrazi is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder tendonitis, ACL injury

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

Dr. Joseph Dominic Femino, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Oncology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. J. Femino is an orthopedic oncology specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), metabolic bone disease, and soft tissue sarcoma. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Femino attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Femino is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

Dr. Daksheshkumar Bhulabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
1500 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Dakshesh Patel is a specialist in diagnostic radiology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel attended Veer Narmad South Gujarat University and then went on to complete his residency at St. Francis Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Dr. Patel was voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine in .. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Imaging Procedures, Joint Problems

Dr. Deirdre D Ryan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
468 E. Santa Clara Street
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Deirdre Ryan specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Los Angeles, CA, Tarzana, CA, and Arcadia, CA. Dr. Ryan's clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal problems. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She obtained her medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Her 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. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Ryan is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She welcomes 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

Dr. Charles Theodore Resnick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
625 S. Fair Oaks Avenue; Suite 250
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Charles Resnick's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Resnick is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Resnick is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hand Surgery Procedures, Fractures

Dr. Ellie G Maghami, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Ellie Maghami works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Maghami trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has indicated that her clinical interests include head and neck cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Maghami average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maghami is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including "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 the following foreign languages: 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, Salivary Gland Problems, Laryngeal ... (Read more)

Dr. Isaac Benjamin Paz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue; Ac 1076
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. I. Paz works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. Dr. Paz takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Paz trained at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile for residency. He has received the following distinctions: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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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)

Dr. Yi-Kong Kong Keung, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
707 S. Garfield Avenue; Suite 304
Alhambra, CA
 

Dr. Yi-Kong Keung is an Alhambra, CA physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Keung's areas of expertise include bone marrow transplant, chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), and esophageal cancer. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Keung (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir Hossein Mostofi, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2627 E Washington Boulevard
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Amir Mostofi is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Pasadena, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mostofi include carpal tunnel syndrome and sports injuries. Dr. Mostofi's professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Huntington Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. His distinctions include: Magna Cum Laude; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; and Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Mostofi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Dohwa Kim, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Dohwa Kim's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Her clinical interests include osteoporosis, preventive care, and general care. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim is a graduate of Yonsei University College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. She is conversant in Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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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.