We found 14 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept CIGNA Commercial HMO near Walnut Creek, CA.

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Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine
1777 Betelho Drive; Suite 110
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Jason Hiatt practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and sports medicine in Modesto, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. He completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente Hayward Medical Center. Dr. Hiatt's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hiatt's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Ankle Reconstruction, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Heel Pain, Achilles ... (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. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. O'Donnell include hodgkin's lymphoma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. O'Donnell is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. O'Donnell honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. 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. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lattanza include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Dr. Lattanza's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Lattanza's education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency 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. She 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 specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Jamali's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Jamali performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the following distinction: 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 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 is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She has a special interest in blood disorders. Dr. Martin is affiliated with Sutter Solano Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Martin 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.

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

Dr. Nirav Pandya is a pediatric orthopedist in Oakland, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Pandya's training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is accepting 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sandhu include menopause. Patient ratings for Dr. Sandhu average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sandhu takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Sandhu studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is conversant in Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She has an open panel.

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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 specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Before completing her residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Sabatini attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Patients rated Dr. Sabatini highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sabatini takes. Dr. Sabatini is open to 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 physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Pun is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pun is professionally affiliated with 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Lafayette, CA and Berkeley, CA. Dr. Levinsky's clinical interests include women's health issues. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from New York Medical College. She completed her residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Levinsky's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Levinsky has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Kurt Wharton is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Wharton include women's health issues. Dr. Wharton is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. 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 a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Wharton is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Gopal Sachdeva is a radiation oncologist. He has a special interest in radiation therapy. Dr. Sachdeva accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Sachdeva (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Croatian, and Navajo. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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)

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Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Carla Golden's specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Golden's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Golden is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Tumor, Sarcoma, Bone Problems

Mark Edward Wolpa
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 270
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Mark Wolpa specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Santa Rosa, CA, Pleasanton, CA, and Berkeley, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Wolpa is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Wolpa's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, tendon ruptures (tears), arthritis, achilles tendonitis

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Sports Health, Plantar Fasciitis, Tendon Ruptures, Wounds, Overuse Injuries, ... (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.