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We found 23 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 works as a pediatric orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include 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. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Busfield takes. He is accepting new patients.

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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. Tanja L Kujac, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1777 Botelho Drive; Suite 110
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Tanja Kujac's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program. 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. Dr. Kujac 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. Richard J ODonnell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Richard O'Donnell practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Ramon, CA. He graduated from 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 indicated that his clinical interests include hodgkin's lymphoma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. O'Donnell has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. O'Donnell speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery; she sees patients in San Francisco, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Oakland, CA. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Dr. Lattanza's hospital/clinic 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. Dr. Lattanza welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jamali at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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, 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 an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. In her practice, Dr. Martin focuses on blood disorders. Dr. Martin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Martin's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Nabil Karim Abudayeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1220 Rossmoor Parkway
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Nabil Abudayeh's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Abudayeh's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and general care. His professional affiliations include Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Abudayeh 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. In addition to English, Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) speaks 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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Livermore completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has indicated that his clinical interests include sports health, spine problems, and total joint replacement. Dr. Livermore is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is professionally 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. 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 is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wu include 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 in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Wu's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for his residency.

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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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She is especially interested in diabetes and metabolism. She is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Bhat accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She welcomes new patients. 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) is conversant in Spanish and Kannada.

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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 honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Coleen Sabatini is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Oakland, CA, San Francisco, CA, and San Ramon, CA. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before performing her residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Sabatini attended Harvard Medical School. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Sabatini 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pun's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She has an open panel.

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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 works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include 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. Before performing her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, Dr. Levinsky attended New York Medical College for medical school. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Levinsky 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 Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
400 Taylor Boulevard; #201
Pleasant Hill, CA
 

Dr. Prasad Pillai is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. In addition to English, Dr. Pillai (or staff) speaks Hindi. His clinical interests include blood disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Before performing his residency at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Pillai attended Coimbatore Medical College and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka for medical school. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Pillai has an open panel.

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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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Wharton graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Wharton include women's health issues. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wharton honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wharton's office for an appointment.

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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.