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We found 64 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near South Pasadena, CA.

Dr. Alexander Xiaoren Sheng, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
2627 E. Washington Boulevard
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Sheng is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sheng accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has a closed panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Sheng attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Sheng (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, bursitis, ankle sprain, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, Ankle Sprain, Hip Problems, Achilles Tendon Problems, Bursitis, Gait ... (Read more)

Dr. Reza B Omid, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 2000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Reza Omid practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Omid's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Herman Epstein Award (Most Outstanding Resident); Administrative Chief Resident USC/Keck School of Medicine; and Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Omid is conversant in Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. George Frederick Rick Hatch III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 2000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. George Hatch is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of PCL injury and rotator cuff tear. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Hatch performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Hatch has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Preeminent Women's Health Doctors; and Preeminent Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Doctors. He is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , PCL injury, osteoarthritis, shoulder fracture, elbow fracture

All Interests: PCL Injury, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Eugene Tibone, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. James Tibone's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Tibone's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems and elbow problems. His professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2, Cedars-Sinai, and Keck Hospital of USC. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Tibone honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Dr. Tibone was voted a Super Doctor by Los Angeles Magazine in .; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Sports Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Seth C Gamradt, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Seth Gamradt specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Los Angeles, CA. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Gamradt completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of expertise for Dr. Gamradt include tendon ruptures (tears), shoulder fracture, and shoulder replacement. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gamradt at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Elected, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, .; and Edgar G. Dawson Award for Outstanding Resident Teaching, UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, .. He is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , tendon ruptures (tears), shoulder fracture

All Interests: Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Tendon Ruptures, Shoulder Replacement, Knee Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1700 East Cesar Chavez Avenue; Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Orr Limpisvasti is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Anaheim, CA. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Limpisvasti include knee surgery, rotator cuff surgery, and shoulder tendonitis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Limpisvasti takes. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Adventist Health System and Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder tendonitis, ACL injury

All Interests: Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Pain, Shoulder Tendonitis, Sports Health, Tennis Elbow, Sports ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 N Lake Avenue; Suite 201
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Kvitne is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Pasadena, CA. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. His areas of expertise consist of rotator cuff surgery, rotator cuff injury, and meniscus tear. Dr. Kvitne's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kvitne has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Knee Problems, Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Rotator Cuff Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ralph Anthony Gambardella, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 N Lake Avenue; Suite 201
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Ralph Gambardella is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Pasadena, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Gambardella's medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is especially interested in rotator cuff surgery, rotator cuff injury, and meniscus tear. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gambardella honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Knee Problems, Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Rotator Cuff Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 N Lake Avenue; Suite 201
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Fariborz Kharrazi works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: shoulder tendonitis, rotator cuff injury, and elbow problems. Dr. Kharrazi is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kharrazi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder tendonitis, ACL injury

All Interests: Knee Problems, Pain, Shoulder Tendonitis, Sports Health, Tennis Elbow, ACL Injury, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ellie G Maghami, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Ellie Maghami is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Maghami attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Maghami has indicated that her clinical interests include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Maghami is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She has received distinctions including "America's Top Doctor for Cancer" from Castle Connolly; Faculty of the American College of Surgeons; and ASCO Young Investigator Award. Dr. Maghami (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Her professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Cancer

Dr. Joseph Dominic Femino, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Oncology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. J. Femino works as an orthopedic oncologist. Dr. Femino's areas of clinical interest consist of replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), metabolic bone disease, and soft tissue sarcoma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Dr. Femino is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, soft tissue sarcoma, bone cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Tumor, Bone Cancer, Sarcoma, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Soft Tissue Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Isaac Benjamin Paz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. I. Paz practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Glendora, CA. His clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile, Dr. Paz attended the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Paz include: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Tumor, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deirdre D Ryan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4650 Sunset Blvd. Mail Stop 69
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Deirdre Ryan works as a pediatric orthopedist in Los Angeles, CA, Tarzana, CA, and Arcadia, CA. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Her areas of expertise include hip dysplasia, musculoskeletal problems, and spina bifida. Dr. Ryan takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ryan include: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Poster Award Winner; Best Pediatric Poster Variability of the Anterior Humeral Line in Pediatric; and Patients with Normal Elbows 2015, Top Doctors Designation, Pasadena Magazine, 2011-2014. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ryan is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Hip Problems, Hip Dysplasia, Spina Bifida, Neuromuscular Disorders, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir Hossein Mostofi, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Amir Mostofi is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Pasadena, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Mostofi include carpal tunnel syndrome and sports injuries. He is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Huntington Hospital. Dr. Mostofi takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mostofi include: Magna Cum Laude; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; and Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Mostofi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Nerve Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daksheshkumar Bhulabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Dakshesh Patel sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is diagnostic radiology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Veer Narmad South Gujarat University and then went on to complete his residency at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Patel has received professional recognition including the following: Dr. Patel was voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine in .. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. His professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Imaging Procedures, Joint Problems

Dr. Mark John Spoonamore, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1520 San Pablo Street; #2000
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mark Spoonamore specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Spoonamore has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Spoonamore include scoliosis, complex spine surgery, and spinal fracture. He is affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC. Dr. Spoonamore is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Dr. Spoonamore was named in Becker's Spine Review 's "Spine Surgeons to Know,"; Dr. Spoonamore was voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine in .; and Russel Hibbs Award, Best Clinical Research Award 1998, Scoliosis Research Society.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fracture

All Interests: Tumor, Scoliosis, Complex Spine Surgery, Spine Problems, Spinal Fracture, Infections

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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.