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We found 48 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept AARP near San Mateo, CA.

Dr. Paul Nasario Abeyta, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1501 Trousdale Drive #115; Burlingame Center, Department of Orthopedics
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Paul Abeyta is a Burlingame, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. Dr. Abeyta has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Abeyta is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Abeyta's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank S Chen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Frank Chen's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Chen is rated highly by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chen's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , PCL injury, ligament problems, ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Haskell, BS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Haskell is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. His areas of expertise include limb preservation, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haskell accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Haskell attended Yale School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Haskell's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, osteomyelitis, ligament problems, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, fractures (broken bones), osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman Leroy Banks, MS, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Norman Banks, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Banks's areas of expertise consist of injuries, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Banks attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Banks is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Injuries, Electromyography, Rehabilitation

Dr. Dennis C Park, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
77 N. San Mateo Drive; Suite 1
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Park is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in San Mateo, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Park's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Park's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He honors 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.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, ligament problems, arthritis, joint infection, ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Edward Hazelrig Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
77 N San Mateo Drive; Suite 1
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Paul Hazelrig practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Hazelrig's clinical interests include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Hazelrig trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hazelrig honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, ligament problems, arthritis, tendonitis

All Interests: Prosthetics, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
77 N. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Hurst is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Hurst obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, sports health, and musculoskeletal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Hurst's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dirk Ross Diefendorf, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 S Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 607
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Dirk Diefendorf's medical specialty is osteopathic manipulative medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Diefendorf's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Diefendorf's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Dr. Diefendorf is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, achilles tendon problems, ligament problems, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, fractures (broken bones), osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marvin Yukming Lo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1720 El Camino Real; Suite 116
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Marvin Lo specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Lo's areas of expertise include the following: sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Lo average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lo takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net ELECT POS, and more. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd Soung Kim, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 1st Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Todd Kim is a specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kim's clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Dr. Kim's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis, ligament problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jaret Michael Butler, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 1st Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Jaret Butler works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Burlingame, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Mountain View, CA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Butler attended the University of Michigan Medical School. His clinical interests include hand surgery procedures and musculoskeletal surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Butler honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Butler welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, hand fracture, tendonitis

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Moore Dalal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Dalal works as a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Dalal's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Before completing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Dalal attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dalal's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Thoracic Problems, Research, Rectal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Denise Ching, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
301 Industrial Road; Level 4
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. C. Ching is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ching include cancer surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Ching is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Research, Lumpectomy, Sarcoma, Surgical Procedures, Melanoma, Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Seema Sangwan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
101 S. San Mateo Drive; Suite 102
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Seema Sangwan sees patients in Sunnyvale, CA, San Mateo, CA, and San Jose, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Sangwan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. In her practice, Dr. Sangwan focuses on general care. Dr. Sangwan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Sangwan obtained her medical school training at Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Physical Exams, Musculoskeletal Problems, Dementia, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea Michelle Tom, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
301 Industrial Road; Level 2
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Andrea Tom's specialty is adult endocrinology. On average, patients gave Dr. Tom a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tom include diabetes and metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Tom graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then she performed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Graves Disease, Bone Problems, Diabetes, Thyroid Nodules, Fine Needle Aspiration, Metabolism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Corwin Detch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 1st Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Robert Detch is an orthopedic surgeon in San Francisco, CA and Burlingame, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Detch accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Detch is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (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.