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 sees patients in Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, migraine, and general care. Dr. Shin's professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shin has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks 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 is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Frisancho's areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing 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 the University of Michigan Medical School. He speaks Spanish. 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. New patients are welcome to contact his 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College for medical school and subsequently 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 foreign 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. Her practice 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's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Calof include 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. Dr. Calof is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. After attending 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 works as a general internist in Torrance, CA. He is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Muttalib's clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muttalib honors. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. His residency was performed at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian.

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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 specializes in family medicine and practices in San Pedro, CA. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schmidt include menopause, migraine, and general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schmidt takes. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Schmidt is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. New patients are welcome to contact his 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 sees patients in Torrance, CA. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oberoi include obesity, menopause, and diabetes management. Patient ratings for Dr. Oberoi average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Oberoi takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from King George Medical University. Dr. Oberoi's training includes residency programs at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University. Dr. Oberoi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Oberoi is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, 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 General Gynecology
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 240
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Sharda Bhasin is a specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Bhasin has a special interest in menopause and osteoporosis. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College and then she performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Bhasin (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Bhasin's hospital/clinic 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

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). Dr. Gorlick is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gorlick include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), general care, and nutrition issues. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Long Island College Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Gorlick a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
25550 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 116
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Janet Lee works as an internist. She attended medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Lee completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Korean. She is professionally affiliated with 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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Dr. James M Loddengaard, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
23456 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 300
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. James Loddengaard, who practices in Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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. His clinical interests include scoliosis, hip replacement, and minimally invasive surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He 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. Samuel E Oregel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1333 Chestnut Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Oregel specializes in family medicine and practices in Long Beach, CA and Agoura Hills, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oregel include obesity, diabetes management, and osteoporosis. Dr. Oregel is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Oregel attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Oregel speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Gladys Palomeno is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Palomeno's clinical interests: diabetes management and osteoporosis. Her professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Palomeno is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Palomeno (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish.

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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 specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Torrance, CA. Dr. Masoodi's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Masoodi include diabetes management, menopause, and osteoporosis. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu, Dr. Masoodi performed 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. She is 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

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. Dr. Mellano honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Mellano welcomes 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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