We found 9 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Santa Clarita, CA.

Dr. Philip H Conwisar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
28212 Kelly Johnson Parkway; Suite 155
Valencia, CA
 

Dr. Philip Conwisar's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and sports health. Dr. Conwisar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Conwisar's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerry Kiyoshige Izu, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
27871 Smyth Drive; Suite 102
Valencia, CA
 

Dr. Jerry Izu is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He obtained his medical school training at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and performed his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Izu's areas of clinical interest consist of menopause, high risk pregnancy, and osteoporosis. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Izu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Bina Maharjan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
17909 Soledad Canyon Road
Canyon Country, CA
 

Dr. Bina Maharjan practices family medicine. Her areas of expertise include sleep disorders, obesity, and diabetes management. She is professionally affiliated with Facey Medical Group. Dr. Maharjan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is accepting new patients. After attending Sindh Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Central Maine Medical Center. Dr. Maharjan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Nepali, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Headache, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hrair E Darakjian, MEd, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
23734 Valencia Boulevard; Suite 203
Valencia, CA
 

Dr. Hrair Darakjian's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Darakjian's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Darakjian speaks Armenian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jong Charles Lee, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
27924 Seco Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA
 

Dr. Jong Lee's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Santa Clarita, CA and Northridge, CA. His clinical interests include back pain, diabetes management, and depression. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lee is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Facey Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Depression, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Acid Reflux, General Care, Back Pain, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marlon R Brooks, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynecology
24355 Lyons Avenue; Suite 214
Santa Clarita, CA
 

Dr. Marlon Brooks works as a female pelvic medicine specialist, obstetrician, and gynecologist in Granada Hills, CA and Santa Clarita, CA. Dr. Brooks is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. He trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit for his residency. His areas of expertise include menopause, holistic approaches, and osteoporosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Brooks is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brooks accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Brooks (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Dr. Brooks is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Holistic Approaches, Osteoporosis, Urinary Incontinence, Osteopathic ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Pin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
24035 Newhall Ranch Road
Santa Clarita, CA
 

Dr. Michael Pin's specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes management, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. Dr. Pin attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pin is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Acid Reflux, Migraine, ... (Read more)

Hongyan Li
Specializes in Acupuncture
23861 Mcbean Parkway; Suite B2
Santa Clarita, CA
 

Ms. Hongyan Li's area of specialization is acupuncture. Her areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis, infertility, and nambudripad's allergy elimination techniques (NAET). Patient ratings for Ms. Li average 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance. She is conversant in Mandarin. New patients are welcome to contact Ms. Li's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Hepatitis, Infertility, Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques, Sports Health, Headache, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
23861 Mcbean Parkway; Suite E30
Santa Clarita, CA
 

Dr. Arthur Garfinkel is an osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Santa Clarita, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Garfinkel attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Garfinkel speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (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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