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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 is a family practitioner in Torrance, CA. His areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and general care. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Shin studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. Dr. Shin is affiliated with 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's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His 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. Dr. Frisancho 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. Her professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. She graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Shah's training includes residency programs at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah's practice 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 sees patients in Torrance, CA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muttalib accepts. He is a graduate of Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. Dr. Muttalib's medical residency was performed at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, 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: , osteoporosis

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Dr. Peter Scott Borden, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
23456 Hawthorne Boulevard; Building 5, Suite 200
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Peter Borden's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Borden takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Borden's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes 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. Meena Oberoi, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Meena Oberoi's specialties are family medicine and general internal medicine. Dr. Oberoi's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: obesity, menopause, and diabetes management. She is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Oberoi takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of King George Medical University. Her 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 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's specialty is adult endocrinology. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, diabetes management, and menopause. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Calof graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at San Joaquin General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Calof speaks Russian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She welcomes 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 Obstetrics & Gynecology
3440 W. Lomita Boulevard; Suite 447
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Sharda Bhasin is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Bhasin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her areas of clinical interest consist of menopause and osteoporosis. Her professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. She completed her residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Bhasin average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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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 works as a family practice physician in San Pedro, CA. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Schmidt's clinical interests include menopause, migraine, and general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Schmidt average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Schmidt speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Michelle Barhaghi's medical specialty is surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Barhaghi include menopause and osteoporosis. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before completing her residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Barhaghi attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. Dr. Barhaghi'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 her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Laurence Gorlick's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). The average patient rating for Dr. Gorlick is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gorlick include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), general care, and nutrition issues. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Gorlick accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Long Island College Hospital and Norwalk Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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Dr. Gladys Encarnacion Palomeno, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
23451 Madison Street; #240
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Gladys Palomeno's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Palomeno has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Palomeno include diabetes management and osteoporosis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Palomeno studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Palomeno (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis

Dr. Wasima Masoodi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Wasima Masoodi is a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Masoodi (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes management, menopause, and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Masoodi graduated from Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu and then she performed her residency at Sisters of Charity Hospital, S.M.H.S. Hospital, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Janet Lee is a general internist. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and general care. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Lee attended medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Loddengaard include scoliosis, hip replacement, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Loddengaard accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Loddengaard completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. 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. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Mellano trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee reconstruction, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. Dr. Mellano takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. 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.