We found 24 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 is a pediatric orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Brentwood, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Antioch, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Busfield include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Busfield performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Busfield's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, Achilles tendon problems, ligament problems, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, hand fracture, 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, Hand ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tanja Kujac specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Walnut Creek, CA. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kujac is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program. Her professional affiliations include Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Richard O'Donnell's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. O'Donnell's areas of expertise consist of hodgkin's lymphoma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and soft tissue sarcoma. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. O'Donnell attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. O'Donnell's practice is open to new patients.

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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 specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. She works in San Francisco, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Oakland, CA. Dr. Lattanza's areas of expertise include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lattanza graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Her residency was performed 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Lattanza welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, osteoarthritis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), hand fracture

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Elbow Surgery, ... (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 is an orthopedic surgeon in Walnut Creek, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Fremont, CA. Dr. Jamali's areas of expertise consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Jamali is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He 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, Osteomyelitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lesley Martin, who practices in Concord, CA, Vallejo, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She has a special interest in blood disorders. Dr. Martin honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Martin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Martin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Solano Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. She is open to 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. Nabil Karim Abudayeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1220 Rossmoor Parkway
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Nabil Abudayeh sees patients in Castro Valley, CA, Livermore, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco for residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and general care. Dr. Abudayeh has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Abudayeh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems

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's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Wu's areas of clinical interest consist of fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Wu average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Osteoarthritis

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 spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include sports health, spine problems, and total joint replacement. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Livermore is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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. Anita Bhat, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2182 East Street
Concord, CA
 

Dr. Anita Bhat is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Bhat has a special interest in diabetes and metabolism. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then she performed her 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.

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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's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Pandya is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Pandya trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency.

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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)

Dr. Anahat Kaur Sandhu, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
970 Dewing Avenue; #203
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Anahat Sandhu's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sandhu include menopause. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Sandhu completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She speaks Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Pre-Eclampsia, NovaSure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Coleen S Sabatini, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2401 Shadelands
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Coleen Sabatini's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sabatini takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Sabatini is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Dysplasia, Scoliosis, Fractures, Sports Injuries, Clubfoot

Dr. Stephanie Y Pun, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Stephanie Pun specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Stanford, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Pun is especially interested in orthopedic surgery and hip problems. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Surgical Procedures, Orthopedic Surgery, Birth Defects

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Taylor Boulevard; #201
Pleasant Hill, CA
 

Dr. Prasad Pillai sees patients in Antioch, CA, Pleasant Hill, CA, and Brentwood, CA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Pillai (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Pillai's areas of expertise include blood disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He attended Coimbatore Medical College and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka for medical school and subsequently trained at Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. Dr. Pillai is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Bone Marrow Exam, Tumor, Immunotherapy, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Ovarian Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kurt R Wharton, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
970 Dewing Avenue; #201
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Kurt Wharton is a Lafayette, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In Dr. Wharton's practice, he is particularly interested in women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Wharton attended Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Wharton has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (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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