We found 39 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna QPOS near Sunnyvale, CA.

Dr. Andrew Philip Gutow, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Gutow works as a hand surgeon, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA and Mountain View, CA. His areas of expertise include hand surgery procedures, sports health, and musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Gutow attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Gutow has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, arthritis, joint infection, hand fracture

All Interests: Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

Dr. Kier J Ecklund, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
401 Old San Francisco Road; 1st Floor
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Kier Ecklund, who practices in Mountain View, CA and Sunnyvale, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Ecklund obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ecklund include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ecklund's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, shoulder arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Earl Gayle, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
401 Old San Francisco Road; 1st Floor
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Richard Gayle practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before performing his residency at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Gayle attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gayle include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gayle's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Elbow Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Heidi Pearl Tonken, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Heidi Tonken is a Mountain View, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before performing her residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Tonken attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. She has a special interest in shoulder dislocation, women's sports medicine, and sports injuries. Dr. Tonken has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Tonken is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. In addition to English, she speaks French. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Women's Sports Medicine, Shoulder Problems, Arthritis, Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. Margaret S Lo, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Margaret Lo is a Los Altos, CA physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lo include general care and sports health. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lo's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Women's Sports Medicine, Shoulder Problems, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard P Sandor, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Richard Sandor is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Sandor is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Sandor focuses on shoulder dislocation and women's sports medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Sandor graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Women's Sports Medicine, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajan Perkash, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Rajan Perkash works as a physiatrist. Dr. Perkash (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Perkash's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Perkash completed a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Patient ratings for Dr. Perkash average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Perkash honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Perkash welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Neck Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sciatica, Spine Problems, Sports Injuries, Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Irwin D Cohen
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine
3200 Middlefield Road; Suite B
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Irwin Cohen works as a foot doctor, foot and ankle surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Cohen is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen honors. For his professional training, Dr. Cohen completed a residency program at Kensington Hospital. Dr. Cohen is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, arthritis, achilles tendonitis

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Plantar Warts, Ingrown Nails, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy Vuong, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
401 Old San Francisco Road; 1st Floor
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Vuong's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Dr. Vuong obtained her medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Vuong include sports health. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Vuong is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, osteoporosis, achilles tendon problems, musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, sprains, ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Dislocation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Women's Sports Medicine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jaret Michael Butler, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Jaret Butler works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Burlingame, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Mountain View, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Butler completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Butler's areas of clinical interest consist of hand surgery procedures and musculoskeletal surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Butler at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, hand fracture, tendonitis

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Ramana Sathy, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Michael Sathy's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of hand surgery procedures and musculoskeletal surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Sathy a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Sathy is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , distal radius fracture, arthritis, hand fracture, tendonitis

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter P Yu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road; Street Level
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Peter Yu is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yu include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. Dr. Yu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Yu is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Yu has a closed panel.

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

All Interests: Research, Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathleen Babington, MD
Specializes in Neonatology
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Kathleen Babington is a medical specialist in neonatology. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Babington obtained her medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and performed her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Babington has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains

All Interests: Eczema, Immunization, Early Childhood Development, Strains, Grief, Sprains, Asthma, Breastfeeding ... (Read more)

Dr. Seema Sangwan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
877 W Fremont Avenue; Suite N1
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Seema Sangwan works as an internist. In Dr. Sangwan's practice, she is particularly interested in general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sangwan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Dementia, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, General Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roberto Ivan Diaz, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Roberto Diaz specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Mountain View, CA and Palo Alto, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: hand surgery procedures and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Diaz honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Diaz's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , distal radius fracture, arthritis, hand fracture, tendonitis

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Wrist Replacement, Tendon ... (Read more)

Dr. Emanuel Albaran Elias, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Emanuel Elias practices family medicine. Dr. Elias is especially interested in general care and sports health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elias takes. He obtained his medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Elias is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Exercise Physiology, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care, Cholesterol 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.