We found 26 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 practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Brentwood, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Antioch, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Busfield average 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Busfield is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Busfield attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Busfield has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Donald Lewis, who practices in Walnut Creek, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Brentwood, CA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Lewis is professionally affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Dr. Lewis attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lewis is accepting new patients.

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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's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Her education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kujac accepts. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. 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. Amir A Jamali, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
130 La Casa Viaduct, Building 3; Suite 111
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Amir Jamali sees patients in Walnut Creek, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Fremont, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Jamali's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jamali accepts. He is open to new patients. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Jamali has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Ramon, CA. He has a special interest in hodgkin's lymphoma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. O'Donnell's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Donnell honors. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. O'Donnell speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He welcomes 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, who practices in San Francisco, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Oakland, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. Her clinical interests include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lattanza takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Lattanza trained at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Lattanza has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Lattanza's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Scott Hoffinger is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hoffinger is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoffinger takes. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Hoffinger performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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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 a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Martin is especially interested in blood disorders. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency 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. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Walnut Creek, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Livermore performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Livermore include sports health, spine problems, and total joint replacement. Patient ratings for Dr. Livermore average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Livermore is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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. Nabil Karim Abudayeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1220 Rossmoor Parkway
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Nabil Abudayeh's specialty is adult cardiology. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Abudayeh focuses on heart problems and general care. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abudayeh honors. Dr. Abudayeh graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Abudayeh trained at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Abudayeh's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, 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, who practices in Walnut Creek, CA and San Ramon, CA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wu include fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Wu is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He 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 a Concord, CA physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. In addition to English, Dr. Bhat (or staff) speaks Spanish and Kannada. In her practice, Dr. Bhat focuses on diabetes and metabolism. She is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. She attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Bhat trained at VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhat takes. Dr. Bhat is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a pediatric orthopedist in Oakland, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pandya honors. His 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 his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Stephanie Pun sees patients in Stanford, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She has indicated that her clinical interests include orthopedic surgery and hip problems. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Pun is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Orthopedic Surgery, Birth ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anahat Sandhu, who practices in Lafayette, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Sandhu focuses on menopause. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Sandhu is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Sandhu is conversant in Punjabi.

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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 practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Sabatini highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Sabatini completed her residency training at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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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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