We found 13 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Los Alamitos, CA.

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Perry Robert Secor MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.42 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
3851 Katella Avenue; Suite 209
Los Alamitos, CA

Dr. Perry Secor's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Secor's areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Secor's residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Bone Infection, Musculoskeletal Problems, Joint Infection, Fractures

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Spinal Pain, ... (Read more)

Christopher Jon Woodson MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 3.66 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
3851 Katella Avenue; Suite 150
Los Alamitos, CA

Dr. Christopher Woodson's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and hip surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Woodson's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Woodson takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Hip Injury, Arthritis, Knee R ... (Read more)

Raymond A Klug MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3771 Katella Avenue; Suite 310
Los Alamitos, CA

Dr. Raymond Klug is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Klug include knee surgery, stress fractures, and hip surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klug honors. Dr. Klug is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Stress Fractures, Tennis Elbow, Musculoskeletal Problems, Tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Subacromial Decompression, Knee Surgery, Tennis Elbow, Musculoskeletal Problems, Rotator ... (Read more)

Dr Leah M Pike MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
3742 Katella Avenue; 303
Los Alamitos, CA

Dr. Leah Pike is a pediatric orthopedist in Los Alamitos, CA. These areas are among Dr. Pike's clinical interests: foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. She is rated highly by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Pike attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her professional training, Dr. Pike completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Fractures

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Hand Problems

Etsegenet T Ayele MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.91 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
5122 Katella Avenue; Suite 210
Los Alamitos, CA

Dr. Etsegenet Ayele is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Ayele (or staff) is conversant in Amharic, Spanish, and German. Her clinical interests include diabetes, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and restylane injections. Her professional affiliations include MemorialCare Health System, AppleCare Medical Group, and HealthCare Partners IPA - Long Beach. Dr. Ayele attended Minsk State Medical Institute for medical school and subsequently trained at Helene Fuld Medical Center for residency. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Botox Injection, Restylane Injections, Hylaform, Gastrointestinal Problems, Diabet ... (Read more)

Dr Steven Joseph Becker DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.9 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
5122 Katella Avenue; Suite 210
Los Alamitos, CA

Dr. Steven Becker's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Becker (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Amharic, Spanish, and Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. Becker include diabetes, restylane injections, and thyroid problems. His professional affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, AppleCare Medical Group, and HealthCare Partners IPA - Long Beach. After attending Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Becker completed his residency training at Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Botox Injection, Restylane Injections, Hylaform, Hypertension, Pneumonia, Diabetes ... (Read more)

Mr Ramy Nabil Elias MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 3.18 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
5750 Downey Avenue; Suite 308
Lakewood, CA

Dr. Ramy Elias is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Lakewood, CA. His clinical interests include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. Dr. Elias's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Elias (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Elias is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Knee Ligament Injury, Tennis Elbow, Spinal Fracture, Musculoskeletal Problems, Tendonitis, Ankle Fracture, Shoulder Dislocation, Joint Pain, Dislocation, Stress Fractures, Osteoarthritis, Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Bone Infection, Sprains, Joint Infection, Fractures

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Ankle Fracture, Knee Sprain, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Pa ... (Read more)

Siamak Rouzroch MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1703 Termino Avenue; Suite 107
Long Beach, CA

Dr. Siamak Rouzroch's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Rouzroch's clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, pain management, and arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and AppleCare Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Rouzroch attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rouzroch completed residency programs at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Rouzroch (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Arthritis, Pain Management

Dr Peter Simon Birnbaum DO
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 4.4 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
3010 W Orange Avenue; Suite 507
Anaheim, CA

Dr. Peter Birnbaum's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Anaheim, CA. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Birnbaum include hip replacement, knee replacement, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). He is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. For his professional training, Dr. Birnbaum completed a residency program at Peninsula Hospital Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Tennis Elbow, Fractures

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Pain, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Tennis El ... (Read more)

Christopher John Combs MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
5750 Downey Avenue; Suite 308
Lakewood, CA

Dr. Christopher Combs is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Lakewood, CA. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Combs include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. The average patient rating for Dr. Combs is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Combs is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Knee Ligament Injury, Tennis Elbow, Spinal Fracture, Musculoskeletal Problems, Tendonitis, Ankle Fracture, Shoulder Dislocation, Joint Pain, Dislocation, Stress Fractures, Osteoarthritis, Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Bone Infection, Sprains, Joint Infection, Fractures

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Ankle Fracture, Knee Sprain, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Pa ... (Read more)

Mr Ezzat Wadih Wassef MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 1.07 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
3771 Katella Avenue; Suite 110
Los Alamitos, CA

Dr. Ezzat Wassef's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wassef include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. Dr. Wassef is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 1.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wassef takes.

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Relevant Interests: , Knee Ligament Injury, Tennis Elbow, Spinal Fracture, Musculoskeletal Problems, Tendonitis, Ankle Fracture, Shoulder Dislocation, Joint Pain, Dislocation, Stress Fractures, Osteoarthritis, Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Bone Infection, Joint Infection, Sprains, Fractures

All Interests: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation for Wrist Fracture, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery ... (Read more)

Harold M Lin MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
3791 Katella Avenue; Suite 105
Los Alamitos, CA

Dr. Harold Lin practices general internal medicine in Los Alamitos, CA. His clinical interests include anemia and arthritis. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lin studied medicine at Kaohsiung Medical University. His residency was performed at Methodist Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with Community Hospital Long Beach.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Anemia

Aaron R Kern MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
5750 Downey Avenue; Suite 100
Lakewood, CA

Dr. Aaron Kern is an internist. Dr. Kern is rated highly by his patients. He is especially interested in primary care, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and arthritis. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Primary Care, Acid Reflux, Arthritis

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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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