We found 8 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Molina Healthcare near Los Angeles, CA.

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
average rating 4.07 stars (9 ratings)
1245 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Marc Samson is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Samson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Clinical interests for Dr. Samson include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Samson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Trauma

Dr. Juan Carlos Frisancho M.D.
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
average rating 1.5 stars (1 rating)
1513 S. Grand Avenue; Suite 208
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Juan Frisancho is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frisancho include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frisancho accepts. Dr. Frisancho is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Charles H. Alexander MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 3.5 stars (10 ratings)
420 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Charles Alexander, who practices in Pico Rivera, CA and Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Alexander is professionally affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System. Dr. Alexander takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. His residency was performed at White Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Alexander speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Kenneth R. Sabbag M.D.
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 3.64 stars (14 ratings)
800 S Raymond Street; Suite 300
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Sabbag's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sabbag include cubital tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Sabbag's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Adventist Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients. Dr. Sabbag studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 3.56 stars (8 ratings)
1127 Wilshire Boulevard; #408
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Richard Rogachefsky works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. In his practice, Dr. Rogachefsky focuses on arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Rogachefsky has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rogachefsky honors. Dr. Rogachefsky obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Adventist Health System, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Rogachefsky's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis

Dr. Timothy J. Triche PHD, MD
Specializes in Anatomic Pathology, Pediatric Pathology
4650 Sunset Boulevard; Ms #133
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Triche specializes in anatomic pathology and pediatric pathology. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Triche's residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). Dr. Triche takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include George Hauser Award in Pathology; U.S. Public Health Service Outstanding Service Award; and Best Doctors in America, Pathology (2004-09). He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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

All Interests: Sarcoma

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 4.62 stars (8 ratings)
222 W Eulalia Street; Suite 200
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Ramesh Kesavalu is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Glendale, CA and Burbank, CA. Dr. Kesavalu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. His clinical interests encompass osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. Dr. Kesavalu is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Kesavalu attended medical school at Coimbatore Medical College and PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research. His medical residency was performed at Ball Memorial Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Lupus

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
874 W Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Salis Shrestha's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: achilles tendonitis, athlete's foot, and surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Shrestha is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Achilles tendonitis

All Interests: Athlete's Foot, Surgical Procedures, Achilles Tendonitis, Bunions

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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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