We found 37 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Walnut Creek, CA.

Dr. Benjamin Thomas Busfield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
130 La Casa Viaduct, Building 3; Suite 111
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Busfield works as a pediatric orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Brentwood, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Antioch, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Busfield is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Busfield is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Busfield's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, Achilles tendon problems, ligament problems, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, fractures (broken bones), osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), ACL injury, tendonitis, ankle fracture

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald McCall Lewis, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Donald Lewis' medical specialty is hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Lewis honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lewis's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Specializes in Physiatry
1777 Botelho Drive; Suite 110
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Tanja Kujac is a Walnut Creek, CA physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kujac takes. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she completed her residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Kujac's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Manual Therapy, Headache, Electromyography, Neck Pain, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir A Jamali, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
130 La Casa Viaduct, Building 3; Suite 111
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Amir Jamali practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Walnut Creek, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Fremont, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Jamali include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jamali honors. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Jamali is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, bursitis, osteomyelitis, ligament problems, joint infection

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Bursitis, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard John ODonnell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Richard O'Donnell practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. O'Donnell trained at Beth Israel Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: hodgkin's lymphoma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. O'Donnell has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. O'Donnell is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma, bone cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), bone problems

All Interests: Bone Cancer, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Dr. Lisa L Lattanza, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Lattanza is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and hand surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Lattanza's clinical interests: dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, Dr. Lattanza performed her residency at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, osteoarthritis, arthritis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), hand fracture, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Charles Torkildson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Torkildson is a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Torkildson is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at Naval Hospital Oakland. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Torkildson's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Hepatoblastoma, Sickle Cell Disease, Sarcoma, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Chemotherapy, Stem Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott A Hoffinger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Scott Hoffinger is a pediatric orthopedist in Palo Alto, CA, Emeryville, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Hoffinger's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hoffinger honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mary L. Johnson Specialty Services, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Hoffinger's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Trauma

Dr. Lesley C Martin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3000 Oak Road; #311
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Lesley Martin is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Concord, CA, Vallejo, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. In her practice, Dr. Martin focuses on blood disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martin takes. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Martin completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She is affiliated with Sutter Solano Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Dr. Martin is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Immunotherapy, Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman B Livermore III, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
120 La Casa Viaduct; #206
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Norman Livermore is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include sports health, spine problems, and total joint replacement. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Livermore is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Livermore graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Livermore completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Total Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Yu-Shan Shan Kao, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1220 Rossmoor Parkway
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Susan Kao specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kao include lung cancer, colon cancer, and gynecologic cancer. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Kao's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is conversant in Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Kao welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Research, Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Nabil Karim Abudayeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1220 Rossmoor Parkway
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Nabil Abudayeh's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Patients gave Dr. Abudayeh an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Abudayeh include heart problems and general care. He is affiliated with Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Abudayeh attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, bone diseases

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. David W Wu, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
120 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 214
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. David Wu is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wu include fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Dr. Wu is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Wu attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Caroline A Hastings, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Caroline Hastings is a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. Dr. Hastings studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hastings trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hastings's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Hepatoblastoma, Sickle Cell Disease, Sarcoma, Leukemia, Chemotherapy, Stem Cell Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anita Bhat, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2182 East Street
Concord, CA
 

Dr. Anita Bhat sees patients in Concord, CA. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Bhat has a special interest in diabetes and metabolism. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Bhat (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Kannada. Dr. Bhat's hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Graves Disease, Metabolic Syndrome, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nirav Kiritkumar Pandya, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2401 Shadelands
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Nirav Pandya is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Pandya's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , PCL injury, ACL injury

All Interests: PCL Injury, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Wrist Surgery, Elbow Problems, Arthroscopic ... (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.
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