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We found 67 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's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Dr. Sheng is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Sheng (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sheng is closed to new patients at this time.

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

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Hip Problems, Achilles Tendon Problems, Bursitis, Adhesive Capsulitis, 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Omid include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and frozen shoulder. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Omid attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Omid 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. He speaks Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , frozen shoulder, ligament problems

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Los Angeles, CA. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in PCL injury and rotator cuff tear. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hatch takes. Dr. Hatch has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Preeminent Women's Health Doctors; and Preeminent Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include knee problems and elbow problems. His professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2, Cedars-Sinai, and Keck Hospital of USC. Dr. Tibone attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tibone 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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Gamradt is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gamradt include tendon ruptures (tears), shoulder fracture, and shoulder replacement. Dr. Gamradt's hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. Dr. Gamradt accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Elected, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, .; and Edgar G. Dawson Award for Outstanding Resident Teaching, UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, ..

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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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Limpisvasti include knee surgery, rotator cuff surgery, and shoulder tendonitis. On average, patients gave Dr. Limpisvasti a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Limpisvasti accepts. Dr. Limpisvasti's education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic 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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Los Angeles, CA and Pasadena, CA. He is especially interested in rotator cuff surgery, rotator cuff injury, and meniscus tear. Patient ratings for Dr. Kvitne average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Kvitne completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He 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, who practices in Los Angeles, CA and Pasadena, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In Dr. Gambardella's practice, he is particularly interested in rotator cuff surgery, rotator cuff injury, and meniscus tear. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Gambardella 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Los Angeles, CA, Pasadena, CA, and Anaheim, CA. His areas of expertise include shoulder tendonitis, rotator cuff injury, and elbow problems. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Kharrazi graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kharrazi is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: 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. Joseph Dominic Femino, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Oncology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. J. Femino works as an orthopedic oncologist. His clinical interests include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), metabolic bone disease, and soft tissue sarcoma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Femino accepts. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Femino is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. He is open to 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. 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 professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. Dr. Patel honors Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. Dr. Patel trained at St. Francis Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of Dr. Patel was voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine in .. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Imaging Procedures, Joint Problems

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

Dr. Deirdre Ryan's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She has a special interest in musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Ryan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. She trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Ryan has received the following distinctions: 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 speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ryan's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Problems, Foot Problems, Neuromuscular Disorders, Fractures, Trauma

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

Dr. Ellie Maghami is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In her practice, she is particularly interested in head and neck cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Maghami is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Maghami include: "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 the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Maghami's 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, Thyroid Problems, Sarcoma, Parathyroid Disease, Salivary Gland Problems, Laryngeal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. I. Paz works as a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. Dr. Paz is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. 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. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Paz has received professional recognition including the following: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Amir Mostofi is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of carpal tunnel syndrome and sports injuries. Dr. Mostofi accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for his residency. Dr. Mostofi has received the following distinctions: Magna Cum Laude; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Mostofi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. His professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Huntington Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Charles Hyman Alexander, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
420 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Charles Alexander practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Pico Rivera, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Alexander's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Alexander's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at White Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee 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.