We found 30 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Burbank, CA.

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Dr. Richard E Gayle, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
401 Old San Francisco Road; 1st Floor
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Richard Gayle works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Mountain View, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. Dr. Gayle's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Gayle accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at Howard University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Gayle speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, ligament problems, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Elbow Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Kier J Ecklund, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
401 Old San Francisco Road; 1st Floor
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Kier Ecklund specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Mountain View, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ecklund include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ecklund takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ecklund's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, shoulder arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
429 Llewellyn Avenue
Campbell, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Colyvas a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Colyvas's education and training includes medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Tendon Repair, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Annu H Haridasani, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3425 South Bascom Avenue; Suite 200
Campbell, CA
 

Dr. Annu Navani's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; she sees patients in Cupertino, CA and Campbell, CA. In her practice, Dr. Navani focuses on migraine, spasticity, and bursitis. She is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Navani takes. After completing medical school at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata, Dr. Navani performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Bursitis, Migraine, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spasticity

Dr. John T Kao, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
550 S. Winchester Boulevard; Suite 110
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. John Kao is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Kao is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kao obtained his medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
227 N Jackson Avenue
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Dinesh Bhuva is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Bhuva attended medical school at the University College London (UCL) Medical School. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. Dr. Bhuva (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Petros, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
14777 Los Gatos Boulevard; Suite 202
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. James Petros' areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Petros's clinical interests include cryotherapy, migraine, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Petros (or staff) speaks French and Persian. Dr. Petros is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Sports Health, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Radiculopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter P Yu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
301 Old San Francisco Road; Street Level
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Peter Yu's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yu's areas of expertise include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Yu obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Hartford Hospital, and MidState Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Research, Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Gary Aptekar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14651 S Bascom Avenue; Suite 120
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Robert Aptekar's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Aptekar (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Russian. In his practice, he is particularly interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Aptekar is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Aptekar attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aptekar's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Kanel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3803 S Bascom; Suite 102
Campbell, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kanel is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kanel has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has a special interest in foot problems, spine problems, and elbow problems. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco and Loma Linda University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kanel speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Diseases, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Myhanh T Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Occupational Medicine, Family Medicine
582 South Sunnyvale Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA
 

Dr. Myhanh Nguyen practices occupational medicine and family medicine in Sunnyvale, CA. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests include travel medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Nguyen is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Vietnamese, and French. Dr. Nguyen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Injuries, Travel Medicine

Dr. Rakesh R Patel, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
15400 National Avenue; Suite 100
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Rakesh Patel's specialty is radiation oncology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include radiation therapy and prostate cancer. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital, Eden Medical Center, and St. Rose Hospital (Hayward, CA). He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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

All Interests: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Brachytherapy, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael D Butcher, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14651 S Bascom Avenue
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Michael Butcher's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Butcher attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Hospital Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Butcher (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark W Koukkari, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Other
2577 Samaritan Drive; Suite 725
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Mark Koukkari is a pediatric neurology specialist in San Jose, CA. Dr. Koukkari's clinical interests include neurological disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Koukkari is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koukkari accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Koukkari is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , muscular dystrophy

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Sports Health, Infantile Spasm, Vascular Problems, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christian Foglar, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
200 Jose Figueres Avenue; Suite 365
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Christian Foglar is an orthopedist. Dr. Foglar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Advanced Orthopedics. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Basel Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Foglar trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Foglar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Serbo-Croatian.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vidhi Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2734 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Vidhi Shah works as a general internist. Dr. Shah's clinical interests encompass internal medicine. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Shah completed residency programs at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Diabetes Education, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, Internal Medicine, ... (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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