We found 37 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept MultiPlan 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, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and Mountain View, CA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hand surgery procedures, sports health, and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Gutow is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Gutow welcomes 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 practices in Mountain View, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ecklund accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Ecklund trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Ecklund is accepting new patients.

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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. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Gayle has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Gayle honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Her areas of expertise include shoulder dislocation, women's sports medicine, and sports injuries. Patient ratings for Dr. Tonken average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Tonken's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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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 practices family medicine and sports medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of general care and sports health. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lo honors. She is a graduate of 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). Dr. Lo is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lo welcomes 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. 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 orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Mountain View, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Sandor include shoulder dislocation and women's sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, Dr. Sandor attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sandor is accepting new patients.

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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 sees patients in Mountain View, CA. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Perkash is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program. Dr. Perkash (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Perkash's 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: , 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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine and practices in Sunnyvale, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Vuong include sports health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vuong honors. She attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Vuong's training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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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's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Butler is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in hand surgery procedures and musculoskeletal surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Butler honors. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Butler's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Butler's professional 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 sees patients in Mountain View, CA. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sathy at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in hand surgery procedures and musculoskeletal surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sathy takes. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sathy's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Yu attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His clinical interests include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. Patient ratings for Dr. Yu average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yu takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to 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: 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 neonatology specialist. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Babington attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Babington 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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His areas of expertise include hand surgery procedures and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Diaz takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Diaz is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), 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: 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. Dr. Elias's areas of expertise consist of general care and sports health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Elias's 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: , 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) and practices in Mountain View, CA. Dr. Saito has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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. Saito takes. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Saito is conversant in 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 a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shin's clinical interests include HIV/AIDS. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Shin graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Shin's residency was performed 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.