We found 8 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 works as an orthopedic surgeon in North Hollywood, CA, Sherman Oaks, CA, and Valencia, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Conwisar include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. The average patient rating for Dr. Conwisar is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. 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, 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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Valencia, CA. Dr. Izu's areas of expertise include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and osteoporosis. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Dr. Izu trained at Tripler Army Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Izu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Cantonese.

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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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Darakjian is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Darakjian include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Darakjian attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Armenian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting 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 medical specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, obstetrics, and gynecology. Dr. Brooks is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine and a graduate of St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brooks include menopause, holistic approaches, and osteoporosis. Patient ratings for Dr. Brooks average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brooks accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brooks (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. Dr. Brooks is accepting 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's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Maharjan's clinical interests include sleep disorders, obesity, and diabetes management. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Central Maine Medical Center, Dr. Maharjan attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. Dr. Maharjan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Nepali, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Facey Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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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 specializes in family medicine. Dr. Pin's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes management, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. He 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. On average, patients gave Dr. Pin a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 sees patients in Santa Clarita, CA and Northridge, CA. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Lee's clinical interests: back pain, diabetes management, and depression. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his 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's professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Facey Medical Group. Dr. Lee welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Ms. Hongyan Li's specialty is acupuncture. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Ms. Li's clinical interests: hepatitis, infertility, and nambudripad's allergy elimination techniques (NAET). She takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance. Ms. Li is open to new patients. She is conversant in Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal problems

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