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We found 70 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Shield near Tustin, CA.

Dr. Ariana Marie Marciniec, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1451 Irvine Boulevard
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Ariana Nelson's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. She practices in Tustin, CA, Irvine, CA, and Orange, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nelson's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Pain, Nerve Problems, Knee Pain, Chronic Back Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Fractures

Dr. Christopher Cao Ninh, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4980 Barranca Prkwy.; Suite 195
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Ninh is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Ninh's areas of expertise consist of hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Ninh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Ninh's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2400 E. Katella Avenue; Suite 400, Kerlan Jobe - Satellite Office
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Michael Banffy's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Anaheim, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Banffy include hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder tendonitis. Dr. Banffy accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Banffy trained at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Banffy is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder tendonitis, ACL injury

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, MAKOplasty, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Shahira Khoury, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
101 The City Drive South; Pavilion Iii, Building 29a
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Shahira Khoury is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She works in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, Dr. Khoury attended Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Khoury (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. She is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, musculoskeletal pain

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Joint Pain, Sports Injuries, Chronic Pain, Acute Pain, Back Pain

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2400 E Katella Avenue; Suite 400
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Orr Limpisvasti's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Limpisvasti include knee surgery, rotator cuff surgery, and shoulder tendonitis. On average, patients gave Dr. Limpisvasti a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Limpisvasti accepts. Dr. Limpisvasti's education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic 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)

Dr. David William Kruse, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
280 S Main Street; Suite 200
Orange, CA
 

Dr. David Kruse works as a family practice physician and sports medicine specialist in Orange, CA. His clinical interests include concussion. Dr. Kruse is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Kruse honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Concussion

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Specializes in Physiatry
2400 E Katella Avenue; Suite 400
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Steve Yoon's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In his practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation), and facet injection. Dr. Yoon is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Yoon attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, bone problems

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Transplant Procedures, Hip Problems, Hyaluronic Acid Joint Injections, Neck ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2400 E Katella Avenue; Suite 400
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Fariborz Kharrazi is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Los Angeles, CA, Pasadena, CA, and Anaheim, CA. His areas of expertise include shoulder tendonitis, rotator cuff injury, and elbow problems. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Kharrazi graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kharrazi is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: 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. Alex V Vazirizand, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1010 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 610
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Alex Zand is an internist. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, women's health issues, and arthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Zand is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Zand is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Zand (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Persian, and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Diabetes, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues

Dr. George Vance Lawry II, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. George Lawry's specialty is adult rheumatology. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lawry completed residency programs at Stanford University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Lawry average 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America - Rheumatology; America's Top Doctors (Gout, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Vasculitis), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.; and National finalist for the AAMC Humanism.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout, Systemic Lupus ... (Read more)

Dr. Neil Ford Jones, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1201 W. La Veta Avenue; Building: Choc Clinic
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Neil Jones is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: microsurgery, hand surgery procedures, and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Jones's professional affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center and Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's). He obtained his medical school training at Oxford University Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Jones is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Doctors in America - Hand Surgery; Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; and Best Doctors in America.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, arthritis, tendon injury

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Tendon Injury, Microsurgery, Dupuytren's Contracture, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kamyar Zadeh Kalantar-Zadeh, MPH, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology, Adult Nephrology
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh's specialties are pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) and adult nephrology. Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh attended the University of Bonn Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America - Nephrology; and America's Top Doctors (Nephrology) - Castle Connolly Medical Ltd..

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Bone Problems, Kidney Transplant, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis

Dr. Yung-In Choi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Yung-In Choi is an endocrinologist in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Choi speaks Korean. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Choi attended medical school at Yonsei University College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Choi is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Hypercalcemia, Hypertension, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary ... (Read more)

Dr. Nitin N. Narain Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Nitin Bhatia sees patients in Costa Mesa, CA, Orange, CA, and Irvine, CA. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The average patient rating for Dr. Bhatia is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bhatia accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Bhatia's distinctions include: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; Southern California Super Doctors; and American Orthopaedic Association - Japanese Orthopaedic Association Exchange Traveling Fellow. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, bone problems, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Pain, Tumor, Complex Spine Surgery, Bone Problems, Fractures, Lumbar Spine Problems, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Simin Torabzadeh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Simin Torabzadeh's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient ratings for Dr. Torabzadeh average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Torabzadeh accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Central University of the East School of Medicine and National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena for medical school, Dr. Torabzadeh completed Dr. Torabzadeh's residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. Dr. Torabzadeh has received the following distinctions: Certificate of Appreciation for PD II Course; Excellence in Teaching Award UC Irvine School of Medicine; and Certificate of Appreciation for PDI Course. Dr. Torabzadeh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Torabzadeh is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Dementia, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Carl Reinhold Weinert Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Other
1201 W. La Veta Avenue; Building: Choc Clinic
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Carl Weinert sees patients in Orange, CA, Irvine, CA, and Mission Viejo, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Weinert has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinert attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Physician of Excellence OCMA, Multiple years. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

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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.