We found 15 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept CIGNA Commercial HMO near Walnut Creek, CA.

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

Dr. Jason Hiatt's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and sports medicine. He practices in Modesto, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield. Dr. Hiatt's residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente Hayward Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Hiatt 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. 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. Scott Andrew 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. 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. 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. 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

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

Dr. Kurt Wharton is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Lafayette, CA. Dr. Wharton speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wharton include women's health issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The average patient rating for Dr. Wharton is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wharton honors. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Wharton's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Debra Levinsky is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Levinsky has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Levinsky graduated from New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Gopal Sachdeva, who practices in Emeryville, CA, Antioch, CA, and Castro Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Sachdeva has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Sachdeva focuses on radiation therapy. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Sachdeva welcomes new patients. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Sachdeva (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Croatian, and Navajo.

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

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

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

Dr. Carla Golden works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Golden has an open panel. Dr. Golden studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Santa Rosa, CA, Pleasanton, CA, and Berkeley, CA. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wolpa accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He 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.
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