We found 16 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana ChoiceCare Network near San Pedro, CA.

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Dr. Daniel Robert Stephenson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
23456 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 300
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Stephenson works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Torrance, CA and Manhattan Beach, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Stephenson is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Stephenson has received include Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Stephenson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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 speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Schmidt's clinical interests: menopause, general care, and varicose veins. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Schmidt is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schmidt 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 West 6th Street; Suite 305, North Building
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Juan Frisancho is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. 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 accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Frisancho attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed 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.

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

Dr. Meena Oberoi specializes in family medicine and practices in Torrance, CA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Oberoi include obesity, menopause, and diabetes management. She is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. 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 (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, who practices in San Pedro, CA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Calof's clinical interests include obesity, diabetes management, and menopause. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at San Joaquin General Hospital. In addition to English, 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 Dr. Calof's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Peter Shin's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, general care, and varicose veins. Dr. Shin is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. 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. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shin welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Samuel Oregel's medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oregel include obesity, diabetes management, and osteoporosis. Dr. Oregel is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Oregel is conversant in 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 specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Palomeno is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She has a special interest in diabetes management and osteoporosis. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Palomeno (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Palomeno is affiliated with 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

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

Dr. Azhar Muttalib is a general internist in Torrance, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Muttalib average 1.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include menopause, general care, and varicose veins. Dr. Muttalib is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Muttalib's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College. Dr. Muttalib trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Mona Shah is an internist. Dr. Shah's clinical interests include menopause, general care, and varicose veins. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She is a graduate of Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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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. After completing medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College, Dr. Bhasin performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include menopause and osteoporosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Bhasin is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhasin accepts. Dr. Bhasin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Bhasin is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Bhasin 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 is an internist and geriatrician in Rolling Hills Estates, CA, R. H. E, CA, and Los Alamitos, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gorlick include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), general care, and nutrition issues. Dr. Gorlick is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gorlick's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Long Island College Hospital and Norwalk Hospital, Dr. Gorlick attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Gorlick is conversant in Spanish.

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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 practices general internal medicine in Torrance, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include menopause, general care, and varicose veins. Patient ratings for Dr. Lee average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Lee speaks Korean. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She welcomes 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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He has indicated that his clinical interests include scoliosis, hip replacement, and knee replacement. Patients rated Dr. Loddengaard highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Loddengaard attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Christen Mellano is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Mellano attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee ligament reconstruction, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Mellano is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma

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

Dr. Wasima Masoodi is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Masoodi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. In Dr. Masoodi's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes management, menopause, and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She graduated from Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu. Her residency was performed at Sisters of Charity Hospital, S.M.H.S. Hospital, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Masoodi is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Masoodi is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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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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