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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 practices family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shin include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Shin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist in San Pedro, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Lawndale, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Frisancho include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frisancho takes. Dr. Frisancho graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed 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. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Frisancho's office for an appointment.

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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. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Shah's medical residency was performed at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Shah is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Azhar Muttalib is an internist in Torrance, CA. These areas are among Dr. Muttalib's clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Muttalib attended medical school at Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. He is 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. Muttalib's office for an appointment.

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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 area of specialization is family medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oberoi include obesity, menopause, and diabetes management. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oberoi is accepting new patients. After attending King George Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. Dr. Oberoi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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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 specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in San Pedro, CA. She attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Calof trained at San Joaquin General Hospital for residency. Her clinical interests include obesity, diabetes management, and menopause. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She speaks Russian. Dr. Calof's professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Calof is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Sharda Sb Bhasin, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 240
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Sharda Bhasin's area of specialization is general gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Bhasin is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of menopause and osteoporosis. Dr. Bhasin is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Bhasin graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. She trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bhasin (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Osteoporosis

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

Dr. James Schmidt's area of specialization is family medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Schmidt is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Schmidt takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Headache, Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Varicose ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Laurence Gorlick is an internist and geriatrician. These areas are among his clinical interests: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), general care, and nutrition issues. Dr. Gorlick's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gorlick accepts. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Gorlick performed his residency at Long Island College Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. He 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. Dr. Gorlick's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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Dr. Janet Bong Lee, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
25550 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 116
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Janet Lee's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She graduated from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and general care. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee speaks Korean. Her professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Gladys Palomeno's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Palomeno (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Her clinical interests include diabetes management and osteoporosis. Dr. Palomeno is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Palomeno has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Palomeno's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis

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

Dr. Wasima Masoodi sees patients in Torrance, CA. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. In addition to English, Dr. Masoodi (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes management, menopause, and osteoporosis. Dr. Masoodi is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu, she performed her residency at Sisters of Charity Hospital, S.M.H.S. Hospital, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Masoodi has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Torrance, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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 graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Loddengaard honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christen Mellano's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee reconstruction, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Mellano studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Mellano's training includes a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Mellano has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma

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

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

Dr. Samuel Oregel specializes in family medicine. Dr. Oregel's 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. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Dr. Oregel is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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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.