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We found 68 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 (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Sheng is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. He accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. Unfortunately, Dr. Sheng is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Hip Problems, Achilles Tendon Problems, Bursitis, Gait Abnormalities, Ankylosing ... (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 is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Omid attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and frozen shoulder. Dr. Omid accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received distinctions including Herman Epstein Award (Most Outstanding Resident); Administrative Chief Resident USC/Keck School of Medicine; and Alpha Omega Alpha. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. Omid is affiliated with 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 sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hatch include PCL injury and rotator cuff tear. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hatch accepts. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Preeminent Women's Health Doctors; and Preeminent Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Doctors. Dr. Hatch's 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Tibone include knee problems and elbow problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tibone accepts. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Tibone attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. 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. He is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2, Cedars-Sinai, and Keck Hospital of USC.

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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 an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. These areas are among Dr. Gamradt's clinical interests: tendon ruptures (tears), shoulder fracture, and shoulder replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school 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 3.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gamradt accepts. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Gamradt 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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Limpisvasti's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Limpisvasti include knee surgery, rotator cuff surgery, and shoulder tendonitis. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Limpisvasti's 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 has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Kvitne focuses on rotator cuff surgery, rotator cuff injury, and meniscus tear. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Kvitne attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Kvitne 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)

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

Dr. Ralph Gambardella works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Pasadena, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of rotator cuff surgery, rotator cuff injury, and meniscus tear. Dr. Gambardella takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Gambardella 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)

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

Dr. Fariborz Kharrazi is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Kharrazi's clinical interests include shoulder tendonitis, rotator cuff injury, and elbow problems. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Patients rated Dr. Kharrazi highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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's area of specialization is orthopedic oncology. In Dr. Femino's practice, he is particularly interested in 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. He is a graduate of 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. Dr. Femino speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Femino's office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Paz's areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine and residency at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Paz has received the following distinctions: 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. Ellie G Maghami, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Ellie Maghami's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She has a special interest in head and neck cancer. Dr. Maghami's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maghami takes. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Maghami 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 the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Her 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, Larynx ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dakshesh Patel is a diagnostic radiologist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Patel takes Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. He completed his residency training at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Patel has received the following distinction: Dr. Patel was voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine in .. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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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 medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Ryan include musculoskeletal problems. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Ryan attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. She 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. Dr. Ryan speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Ryan's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Amir Mostofi, who practices in Pasadena, CA and Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Mostofi focuses on carpal tunnel syndrome and sports injuries. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Mostofi attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has received distinctions including Magna Cum Laude; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Mostofi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. His hospital/clinic 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. Wei Feng, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Wei Feng is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Feng (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Feng include diabetes, obesity, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Feng's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Dr. Feng studied medicine at Heidelberg University. Dr. Feng trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. Dr. Feng's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Feng accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Osteoporosis, Hypoglycemia, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (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.