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We found 7 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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Conwisar include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and sports health. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Conwisar attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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; #102
Valencia, CA
 

Dr. Jerry Izu is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Valencia, CA. Dr. Izu (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Cantonese. Dr. Izu has indicated that his clinical interests include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and osteoporosis. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and a graduate of Tripler Army Medical Center's residency program. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Izu's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine ... (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 specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Darakjian include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Patient ratings for Dr. Darakjian average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Armenian. Dr. Darakjian is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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. 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 is a specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, obstetrics, and gynecology. He works in Granada Hills, CA and Santa Clarita, CA. 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 honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Brooks (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. Dr. Brooks 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. Bina Maharjan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
17909 Soledad Canyon Road
Canyon Country, CA
 

Dr. Bina Maharjan specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Maharjan include sleep disorders, obesity, and diabetes management. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Maharjan graduated from Sindh Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Maharjan completed a residency program at Central Maine Medical Center. Dr. Maharjan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Nepali, and Hindi. Dr. Maharjan is professionally affiliated with Facey Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Maharjan's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Michael Pin practices family medicine in Santa Clarita, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Clinical interests for Dr. Pin include diabetes management, migraine, and thyroid problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Jong Lee practices general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee's clinical interests include back pain, diabetes management, and depression. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Lee attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Facey Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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