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 is a hand surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Gutow is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gutow accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone tumor, ligament problems, arthritis, joint infection, hand fracture, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gayle include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. Dr. Gayle is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gayle takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Gayle attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Kier Ecklund's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Ecklund is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ecklund welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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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, PCL Reconstruction, 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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; she sees patients in Mountain View, CA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of shoulder dislocation, women's sports medicine, and sports injuries. Dr. Tonken is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tonken is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her training includes residency programs at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with McGill University. She is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Women's Sports Medicine, Shoulder Problems, Arthritis, Sports ... (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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sandor include shoulder dislocation and women's sports medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He trained at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion for residency. Dr. Sandor is professionally affiliated with 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: , shoulder dislocation, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Margaret Lo sees patients in Los Altos, CA. Her medical specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lo include general care and sports health. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lo accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Rajan Perkash is a rehabilitation physician. 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 graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Perkash is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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)

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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vuong include sports health. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Vuong's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, stress fractures, osteoporosis, Achilles tendon problems, musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), sprains, ACL injury

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

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

Dr. Irwin Cohen practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and sports medicine in Half Moon Bay, CA and Palo Alto, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Cohen trained at Kensington Hospital for his residency. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohen has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jaret Butler is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In Dr. Butler's practice, he is particularly interested in hand surgery procedures and orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Butler speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting 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. 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 a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. Dr. Yu's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, MidState Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yu is not accepting new patients at this time. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

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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. 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. Dr. Sathy attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has a special interest in hand surgery procedures and orthopedic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sathy honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice 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. Akira Yamamoto, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Akira Yamamoto is a trauma surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He speaks Japanese. He has indicated that his clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Yamamoto's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yamamoto's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yamamoto's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Foot Surgery, Partial Knee Replacement, Fractures, Osteomyelitis, Pelvic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kathleen Babington sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. Her medical specialty is neonatology. Dr. Babington has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Dr. Babington attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Babington is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains

All Interests: Eczema, Immunization, Early Childhood Development, Strains, Grief, Sprains, Asthma, Breastfeeding ... (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 sees patients in Mountain View, CA and Palo Alto, CA. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Diaz focuses on hand surgery procedures and orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diaz takes. Dr. Diaz welcomes 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. David Masami Saito, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
701 E. El Camino Real; North Wing, 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. David Saito works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Saito is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Saito welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Saito attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Surfer's Ear, Food Allergy, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial 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.
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