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We found 21 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 orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Brentwood, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Antioch, CA. Dr. Busfield's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Busfield welcomes new patients. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Spanish.

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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)

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

Dr. Tanja Kujac is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. She attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kujac accepts. She welcomes 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. Richard J ODonnell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Richard O'Donnell specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Ramon, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. O'Donnell include hodgkin's lymphoma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and soft tissue sarcoma. The average patient rating for Dr. O'Donnell is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. O'Donnell honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. O'Donnell's residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. O'Donnell's office for an appointment.

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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 works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and hand surgeon in San Francisco, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Oakland, CA. Dr. Lattanza studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. She trained at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. Her areas of expertise include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). The average patient rating for Dr. Lattanza is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lattanza is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She has received the distinction of 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, 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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Jamali average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jamali include musculoskeletal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Jamali has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Jamali's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He has an open panel.

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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 is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Martin has indicated that her clinical interests include blood disorders. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Solano Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Martin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Martin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Abudayeh is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abudayeh include heart problems and general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Abudayeh is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed 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, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, ... (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 spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Livermore's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has a special interest in sports health, spine problems, and total joint replacement. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Livermore is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include 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. David W Wu, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
120 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 214
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. David Wu specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Walnut Creek, CA and San Ramon, CA. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Wu trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for his residency. His areas of expertise consist of fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wu honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Dr. Wu is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Osteoarthritis

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

Dr. Anita Bhat is an adult endocrinology specialist in Concord, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Bhat (or staff) speaks Spanish and Kannada. She has a special interest in diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Bhat is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. Before completing her residency at VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Bhat attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhat takes. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Fine Needle Aspiration, Graves Disease, Metabolic Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nirav Pandya specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Oakland, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Pandya attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pandya takes. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. His practice is open to 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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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Mark Walters specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Walters welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Walters completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Genetic Disorders, Sickle Cell Disease, Bone Problems, Bone Marrow Transplant, Thalassemia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Coleen Sabatini specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sabatini's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sabatini accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Deborah Ann Levinsky, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3466 Mt. Diablo Boulevard; Suite C100
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Debra Levinsky sees patients in Lafayette, CA and Berkeley, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Levinsky a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York for residency. Dr. Levinsky is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
400 Taylor Boulevard; Suite 201
Pleasant Hill, CA
 

Dr. Gopal Sachdeva works as a radiation oncologist in Emeryville, CA, Antioch, CA, and Castro Valley, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Sachdeva include radiation therapy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Sachdeva completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Sachdeva (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Croatian, and Navajo. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Sachdeva is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Breast-Conserving Surgery, Sarcoma, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kurt Wharton sees patients in Lafayette, CA. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Wharton focuses on women's health issues. Dr. Wharton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Wharton is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Wharton is conversant in 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.