We found 76 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 is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Tustin, CA, Irvine, CA, and Orange, CA. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Nelson is 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. Stephen A Maureen, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1120 W. La Veta Avenue; Suite 300
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Steve Mora practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Mora has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Mora include shoulder surgery, knee surgery, and hip arthroscopy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, PacifiCare, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mora honors. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Mora performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christopher Ninh sees patients in Fountain Valley, CA and Irvine, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder surgery. Dr. Ninh accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Ninh has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Ninh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Dr. Ninh has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Michael Banffy practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Los Angeles, CA and Anaheim, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Banffy include hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder tendonitis. Dr. Banffy accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His residency was performed at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Banffy is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is open to 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 rehabilitation physician. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khoury obtained her medical school training at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Khoury (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. She is 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

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

Dr. Orr Limpisvasti's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for residency. Dr. Limpisvasti's areas of expertise include knee surgery, rotator cuff surgery, and shoulder tendonitis. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Limpisvasti has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Adventist Health System and Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), shoulder tendonitis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. His clinical interests encompass concussion. Dr. Kruse takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Kruse welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Concussion

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

Dr. Steve Yoon practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of back pain, hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation), and facet injection. Dr. Yoon honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yoon has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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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)

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

Dr. Fariborz Kharrazi is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a special interest in shoulder tendonitis, rotator cuff injury, and elbow problems. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Kharrazi attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kharrazi honors. Dr. Kharrazi has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), shoulder tendonitis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), ACL injury

All Interests: Knee Problems, Pain, Shoulder Tendonitis, Sports Health, Tennis Elbow, ACL Injury, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Jeffrey Gillman, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
725 W. La Veta Avenue; Suite 260
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Michael Gillman's medical specialty is foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gillman include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Gillman is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gillman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gillman welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alex V Vazirizand, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1010 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 610
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Alex Zand's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zand's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, women's health issues, and arthritis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Zand (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Persian, and Hindi. Dr. Zand's professional affiliations include 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. William C McMaster, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1310 West Stewart Drive; #508
Orange, CA
 

Dr. William McMaster's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McMaster studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. McMaster completed residency programs at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (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' areas of specialization are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Orange, CA. He attended medical school at Oxford University Medical School. Dr. Jones trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Jones include microsurgery, hand surgery procedures, and reconstructive surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Jones honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Jones include: Best Doctors in America - Hand Surgery; Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; and Best Doctors in America. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center and Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's).

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

Dr. George Lawry sees patients in Orange, CA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Lawry is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Lawry is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lawry takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. Nitin N. Narain Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Nitin Bhatia's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Costa Mesa, CA, Orange, CA, and Irvine, CA. Dr. Bhatia attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; Southern California Super Doctors; and American Orthopaedic Association - Japanese Orthopaedic Association Exchange Traveling Fellow. In addition to English, Dr. Bhatia speaks Spanish. He is 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. Nimish Raj Kadakia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
22 Odyssey; Suite 511
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Nimish Kadakia's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kadakia include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Kadakia attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Kadakia's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Trauma

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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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