We found 15 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana ChoiceCare Network near San Pedro, CA.

Dr. Peter Bachel Shin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23326 Hawthore Boulevard; Suite 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Peter Shin's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shin include menopause, migraine, and general care. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Shin takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Shin attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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Dr. Juan Carlos Frisancho, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1360 W. 6th St. 305
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Juan Frisancho practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Frisancho's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Frisancho attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Mona Shailesh Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1600 S Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Mona Shah is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah is open to new patients. She graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. She trained at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada for residency. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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Dr. Olga M Calof, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1499 W. 1st Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Olga Calof practices adult endocrinology in San Pedro, CA. These areas are among Dr. Calof's clinical interests: obesity, diabetes management, and menopause. Her professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Calof attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at San Joaquin General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Calof speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Weight Management, Obesity, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Azhar Muttalib, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Azhar Muttalib is a general internist. Dr. Muttalib's patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for residency. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. Dr. Muttalib's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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Dr. James Allen Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1350 W. 6th Street; Suite 200
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. James Schmidt's specialty is family medicine. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schmidt include menopause, migraine, and general care. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Schmidt speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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Dr. Meena Oberoi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Meena Oberoi's medical specialty is family medicine. She graduated from King George Medical University and then she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. Dr. Oberoi's areas of expertise include obesity, menopause, and diabetes management. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oberoi (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Oberoi's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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Specializes in General Gynecology
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 240
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Sharda Bhasin sees patients in Torrance, CA. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Bhasin attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. Her residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhasin include menopause and osteoporosis. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Bhasin is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Bhasin (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Bhasin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Osteoporosis

Dr. Laurence Karl Gorlick, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
550 Deep Valley Drive 319
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
 

Dr. Laurence Gorlick is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Gorlick's clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), general care, and nutrition issues. He is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gorlick honors. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at Long Island College Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Gorlick speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
25550 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 116
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Janet Lee's specialty is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee's clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. Dr. Lee welcomes new patients. She attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, she speaks Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
23451 Madison Street; #240
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Gladys Palomeno specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Torrance, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Palomeno include diabetes management and osteoporosis. Dr. Palomeno has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Palomeno (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Palomeno's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Wasima Masoodi's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Patients gave Dr. Masoodi an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Masoodi focuses on diabetes management, menopause, and osteoporosis. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu and then went on to complete her residency at Sisters of Charity Hospital, S.M.H.S. Hospital, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Masoodi (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. James M Loddengaard, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
23456 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 300, Building 5
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. James Loddengaard works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Loddengaard include scoliosis, hip replacement, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Loddengaard is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Loddengaard attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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Dr. Samuel E Oregel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1333 Chestnut Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Oregel's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Oregel attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His areas of expertise include obesity, diabetes management, and osteoporosis. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oregel is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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Dr. Christen Ray Mellano, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
23600 Telo Avenue 180
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Christen Mellano is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mellano include hip replacement, knee reconstruction, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mellano's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma

All Interests: Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Hip Replacement, Shoulder ... (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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