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We found 73 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Shield near Tustin, CA.

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

Dr. Michael Banffy's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Los Angeles, CA and Anaheim, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Banffy include hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder tendonitis. Dr. Banffy is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Banffy has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Ariana Marie Marciniec, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1451 Irvine Boulevard
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Ariana Nelson's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; she sees patients in Tustin, CA, Irvine, CA, and Orange, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nelson accepts. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, she completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. 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. David William Kruse, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
280 S Main Street; Suite 200
Orange, CA
 

Dr. David Kruse sees patients in Orange, CA. His medical specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kruse include concussion. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kruse takes. Dr. Kruse studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kruse trained at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California. Dr. Kruse has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Concussion

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

Dr. Christopher Ninh works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Fountain Valley, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Ninh's areas of expertise consist of hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder surgery. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ninh takes. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Ninh (or staff) is conversant in 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 welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Shahira Khoury's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Khoury (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. Dr. Khoury is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. She honors 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

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

Dr. Orr Limpisvasti specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include knee surgery, rotator cuff surgery, and shoulder tendonitis. Dr. Limpisvasti is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System and Cedars-Sinai. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Limpisvasti has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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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)

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

Dr. Steve Yoon specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yoon include back pain, hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation), and facet injection. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yoon attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Yoon trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. 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)

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

Dr. Fariborz Kharrazi, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, Pasadena, CA, and Anaheim, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kharrazi attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of shoulder tendonitis, rotator cuff injury, and elbow problems. Dr. Kharrazi's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kharrazi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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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 practices general internal medicine in Orange, CA. Dr. Zand's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, women's health issues, and arthritis. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended medical school 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. George Vance Lawry II, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. George Lawry's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Lawry is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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 is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center and Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's). He attended medical school at Oxford University Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Jones trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patients rated Dr. Jones highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Best Doctors in America - Hand Surgery; Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; and President, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery.

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

Dr. Yung-In Choi's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Choi has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Yonsei University College of Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Choi speaks Korean. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Costa Mesa, CA, Orange, CA, and Irvine, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Bhatia speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. He 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. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bhatia is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bhatia include: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; Southern California Super Doctors; and American Orthopaedic Association - Japanese Orthopaedic Association Exchange Traveling Fellow.

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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 works as a general internist and geriatrician in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. Dr. Torabzadeh has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Torabzadeh's patients. Dr. Torabzadeh accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Torabzadeh graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine and National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and then Dr. Torabzadeh performed Dr. Torabzadeh's residency at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities. Dr. Torabzadeh has received distinctions including 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 foreign 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. Kamyar Zadeh Kalantar-Zadeh, MPH, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology, Adult Nephrology
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh practices pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) and adult nephrology in Torrance, CA, Orange, CA, and Long Beach, CA. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Bonn Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: 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.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

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

Dr. Roger Kornu, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
18102 Irvine Boulevard; Suite 104
Tustin, CA
 

Dr. Roger Kornu practices adult rheumatology in Tustin, CA and Orange, CA. Dr. Kornu accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Osteoarthritis

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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.