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 is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Nelson attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Fountain Valley, CA and Irvine, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ninh include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder surgery. Dr. Ninh honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Ninh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Anaheim, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Banffy include hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder tendonitis. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Banffy takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Banffy completed residency programs at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars.

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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 works as a physiatrist. Dr. Khoury (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Khoury is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. After completing medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 practices in Los Angeles, CA and Anaheim, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee surgery, rotator cuff surgery, and shoulder tendonitis. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Limpisvasti takes. Dr. Limpisvasti attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic 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's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine; he sees patients in Orange, CA. He is especially interested in 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. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kruse has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. His practice is open to 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 is a rehabilitation physician in Los Angeles, CA and Anaheim, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yoon include back pain, hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation), and facet injection. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Yoon completed his residency training at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He is professionally 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 works as an orthopedic surgeon 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. Dr. Kharrazi's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kharrazi has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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, 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's specialty is general internal medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, women's health issues, and arthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Zand is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Medi-Cal, and more. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Zand (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Persian, and Hindi. Dr. Zand is professionally 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 is an adult rheumatology specialist. Patients gave Dr. Lawry an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lawry's distinctions 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. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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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 plastic surgery, hand surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Orange, CA. His clinical interests encompass microsurgery, hand surgery procedures, and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Jones's hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center and Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's). He graduated from 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. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) and adult nephrology. He works in Torrance, CA, Orange, CA, and Long Beach, CA. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh obtained his medical school training at the University of Bonn Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America - Nephrology; and America's Top Doctors (Nephrology) - Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.. Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Persian. Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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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's specialty is adult endocrinology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Choi is a graduate of Yonsei University College of Medicine. Dr. Choi trained at Henry Ford Hospital for his residency. He is conversant in Korean. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Osteoporosis, Hypercalcemia, Hypertension, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, ... (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 is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Bhatia is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bhatia's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: 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.

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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 specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Torabzadeh has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Torabzadeh's patients. Dr. Torabzadeh takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Torabzadeh obtained Dr. Torabzadeh's medical school training at Central University of the East School of Medicine and National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and performed Dr. Torabzadeh's residency at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Torabzadeh has received include Certificate of Appreciation for PD II Course; Excellence in Teaching Award UC Irvine School of Medicine; and Certificate of Appreciation for PDI Course. In addition to English, Dr. Torabzadeh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Torabzadeh is 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 is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Weinert studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weinert include musculoskeletal problems. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinert 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.
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