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We found 30 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Shield of California - Federal Employee Program PPO 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 practices hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hand surgery procedures, sports health, and musculoskeletal surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gutow honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gutow studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Ecklund's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ecklund attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ecklund trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Mountain View, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Gayle's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Howard University Hospital. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Gayle has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Mountain View, CA. Her medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tonken include shoulder dislocation, women's sports medicine, and sports injuries. Dr. Tonken is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Tonken speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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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 works as a family medicine physician and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Lo's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Lo focuses on general care and sports health. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lo's office for an appointment. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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 an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Sandor is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sandor's areas of clinical interest consist of shoulder dislocation and women's sports medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sandor accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, Dr. Sandor attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school.

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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. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. Dr. Perkash's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Perkash (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Perkash's 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: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Neck Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sciatica, Spine Problems, Sports Injuries, Back Pain, ... (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 orthopedist in Burlingame, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Mountain View, CA. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Butler has a special interest in hand surgery procedures and musculoskeletal surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Butler is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Butler 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. 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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Mountain View, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: hand surgery procedures and musculoskeletal surgery. Patients rated Dr. Sathy highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sathy accepts. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sathy has an open panel.

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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 works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Sunnyvale, CA and Mountain View, CA. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Yu's residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), anemia, and chronic leukemia. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Yu accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Gerard Weber, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Mountain View Center; 701 E. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Weber's specialty is anesthesiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weber include anesthesia. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Weber attended Mayo Medical School. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Nerve Block, Musculoskeletal Problems, Acute Pain, Medication, Ultrasound, Anesthesia, Nerve ... (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 practices trauma surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Mountain View, CA and Los Gatos, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yamamoto include musculoskeletal surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His 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 speaks Japanese. Dr. Yamamoto is 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: , osteomyelitis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Foot Surgery, Partial Knee Replacement, Fractures, Osteomyelitis, Pelvic ... (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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Mountain View, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Diaz speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include hand surgery procedures and musculoskeletal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Diaz trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diaz honors. He is accepting 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' specialty is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Elias's clinical interests: general care and sports health. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Elias trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. He 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: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Exercise Physiology, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care, Cholesterol Problems, ... (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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Saito is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Saito's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Food Allergy, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Dongjune Shin, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 3rd Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Shin is an adult infectious disease specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Shin focuses on HIV/AIDS. Dr. Shin's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shin is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis

All Interests: Osteomyelitis, Skin Issues, Soft Tissue Problems, Cancer, Hepatitis B, Endocarditis, Tuberculosis, ... (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.