We found 24 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Anthem 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's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Busfield is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include 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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Busfield takes. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Busfield graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Busfield's medical residency was performed 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)

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

Dr. Tanja Kujac practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Kujac is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Kujac attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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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 is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. O'Donnell's clinical interests include hodgkin's lymphoma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and soft tissue sarcoma. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. O'Donnell completed residency programs at Beth Israel Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. O'Donnell has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. O'Donnell 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 medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Lattanza is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Lattanza's clinical interests: dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. 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). Dr. Lattanza has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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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, who practices in Walnut Creek, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Fremont, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Jamali is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jamali include orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. 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. Dr. Jamali has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is accepting 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 works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Martin's clinical interests include blood disorders. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Martin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Solano Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Her practice 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 an adult cardiology specialist in Castro Valley, CA, Livermore, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. He has a special interest in heart problems and general care. Patient ratings for Dr. Abudayeh average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abudayeh honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Abudayeh is professionally affiliated with Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. He has an open panel.

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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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Walnut Creek, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports health, spine problems, and total joint replacement. Dr. Livermore's professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network. He studied medicine at 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). The average patient rating for Dr. Livermore is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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 is an adult rheumatologist in Walnut Creek, CA and San Ramon, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Dr. Wu is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wu trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Wu is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Wu is accepting 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 Dr. Bhat's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and metabolism. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhat accepts. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Bhat trained at VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Bhat (or staff) speaks 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. Dr. Bhat 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 specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Pandya attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Anahat Sandhu specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sandhu include menopause. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sandhu is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for her residency. Dr. Sandhu speaks Punjabi. Dr. Sandhu's professional affiliations include 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sabatini has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She welcomes new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is especially interested in orthopedic surgery. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Pun is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Pun obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Debra Levinsky is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Levinsky is 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Levinsky's practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Levinsky's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Prasad Pillai practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Antioch, CA, Pleasant Hill, CA, and Brentwood, CA. Dr. Pillai has a special interest in blood disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Coimbatore Medical College and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka and residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Pillai (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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)

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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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