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We found 73 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 areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; she sees patients in Tustin, CA, Irvine, CA, and Orange, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nelson graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then she performed her 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

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Banffy's areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder tendonitis. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His training includes residency programs at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Banffy is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. David Kruse's medical specialty is family medicine and sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Kruse focuses on concussion. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. Dr. Kruse graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Kruse's training includes a residency program at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is accepting 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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ninh include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Ninh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Dr. Ninh's practice is open to 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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Khoury takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Khoury's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Khoury (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Limpisvasti's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Limpisvasti include knee surgery, rotator cuff surgery, and shoulder tendonitis. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Limpisvasti's professional 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)

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

Dr. Steve Yoon's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yoon include back pain, hyaluronic acid joint injections (viscosupplementation), and facet injection. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yoon takes. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dr. Yoon performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Kharrazi's clinical interests include shoulder tendonitis, rotator cuff injury, and elbow problems. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Patients rated Dr. Kharrazi highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Zand's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass diabetes, women's health issues, and arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Zand (or staff) speaks Spanish, Persian, and Hindi.

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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, who practices in Orange, CA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lawry honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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 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 surgeon, hand surgeon, and orthopedist. He graduated from Oxford University Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His clinical interests encompass microsurgery, hand surgery procedures, and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Jones is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Jones is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received distinctions including Best Doctors in America - Hand Surgery; Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; and Best Doctors in America. He is 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. Yung-In Choi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Yung-In Choi sees patients in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Choi is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health. He graduated from Yonsei University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Choi completed a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Choi accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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 medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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. 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). His distinctions include: 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. Simin Torabzadeh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Simin Torabzadeh practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Orange, CA and Irvine, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Torabzadeh is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Torabzadeh is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health. Dr. Torabzadeh takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing Dr. Torabzadeh's residency at a hospital affiliated with Northeastern Ohio Universities, Dr. Torabzadeh attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena for medical school. 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) is conversant in Spanish and Persian.

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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 sees patients in Torrance, CA, Orange, CA, and Long Beach, CA. His medical specialties are pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) and adult nephrology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh attended the University of Bonn Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America - Nephrology; and America's Top Doctors (Nephrology) - Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.. In addition to English, Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh (or staff) speaks German and Persian. He 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. Laura Meeree Cho, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2501 E Chapman Avenue; Suite 306
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Laura Cho sees patients in Orange, CA. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Cho is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cho is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Korean. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Perimenopause, Diabetes, Arthritis, Chronic ... (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.