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We found 17 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 medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Shin (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shin include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Shin is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to 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 sees patients in Los Angeles, CA, San Pedro, CA, and Lawndale, CA. His medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Frisancho include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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 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. Dr. Frisancho welcomes 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's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She has an open panel. She attended medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Shah's 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.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. His clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Muttalib is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Muttalib obtained his medical school training at Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College and performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Muttalib has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Meena Oberoi works as a family practitioner. Before completing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University, Dr. Oberoi attended medical school at King George Medical University. Dr. Oberoi's clinical interests include obesity, menopause, and diabetes management. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Oberoi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Oberoi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Calof include obesity, diabetes management, and menopause. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Calof is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Calof trained at San Joaquin General Hospital for her residency. She speaks Russian. She is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Michelle Goharun Barhaghi, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
717 S Averill Avenue
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Michelle Barhaghi specializes in surgery and obstetrics & gynecology and practices in San Pedro, CA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of menopause and osteoporosis. Dr. Barhaghi is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Barhaghi has an open panel. Her education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, she speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Surgical Procedures, Endocrine Diseases

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
23456 Hawthorne Boulevard; Building 5, Suite 200
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Peter Borden is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Borden's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Borden attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Borden average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Borden's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Knee ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Schmidt specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Schmidt is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schmidt's areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Schmidt's professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Sharda Bhasin sees patients in Torrance, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Bhasin is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is especially interested in menopause and osteoporosis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhasin accepts. Dr. Bhasin obtained her medical school training at Maulana Azad Medical College and performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Bhasin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her professional 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's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). On average, patients gave Dr. Gorlick a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), general care, and nutrition issues. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Gorlick is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gorlick completed residency programs at Long Island College Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. 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 his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Gladys Palomeno, who practices in Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. In addition to English, Dr. Palomeno (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes management and osteoporosis. Dr. Palomeno's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before performing her residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Palomeno attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her 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's specialty is adult endocrinology. She is rated highly by her patients. She is especially interested in diabetes management, menopause, and osteoporosis. Dr. Masoodi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Masoodi's education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu and residency at Sisters of Charity Hospital, S.M.H.S. Hospital, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Masoodi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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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. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee's clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. She is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Lee takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She has an open panel. 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. She is conversant in Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. James Loddengaard works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Loddengaard include scoliosis, hip replacement, and minimally invasive surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of 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. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Loddengaard is accepting 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 is an orthopedist. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee reconstruction, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. Dr. Mellano's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mellano's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Mellano attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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.