We found 13 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Molina Healthcare near Los Angeles, CA.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1245 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Marc Samson is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Los Angeles, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Samson's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Samson (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Isaac Benjamin Paz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. I. Paz is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, breast surgery, and endocrine surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Paz is a graduate of the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Paz trained at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile for residency. He has received distinctions including America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Paz's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Tumor, Breast Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Sarcoma, Endocrine Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Hyman Alexander, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
420 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Charles Alexander practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Pico Rivera, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Alexander include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Alexander completed a residency program at White Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC), Adventist Health System, and AppleCare Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

Dr. Jonathan Ramirez Saluta, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1245 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Saluta practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Saluta graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Clinical interests for Dr. Saluta include knee problems, foot problems, and ankle problems. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Saluta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Persian. He is affiliated with California Hospital Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Kenneth R Sabbag, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 S Raymond Street; Suite 300
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Sabbag works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Pasadena, CA. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. The average patient rating for Dr. Sabbag is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sabbag is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Adventist Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Carlos Frisancho, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1513 S. Grand Avenue; Suite 208
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Juan Frisancho, who practices in Torrance, CA, San Pedro, CA, and Lawndale, CA, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Frisancho accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He 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. Dr. Frisancho speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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 welcomes 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)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1127 Wilshire Boulevard; #408
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Richard Rogachefsky specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in San Pedro, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Lawndale, CA. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rogachefsky include arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rogachefsky is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Adventist Health System, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Orthopedic Surgery

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

Dr. Timothy Triche's specialties are anatomic pathology and pediatric pathology. He practices in Los Angeles, CA. His clinical interests encompass sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net. Dr. Triche's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received distinctions including George Hauser Award in Pathology; U.S. Public Health Service Outstanding Service Award; and Best Doctors in America, Pathology (2004-09). Dr. Triche is professionally 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
222 W Eulalia Street; Suite 200
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Ramesh Kesavalu is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He studied medicine at Coimbatore Medical College and PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research. His residency was performed at Ball Memorial Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Kesavalu include osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kesavalu (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Kesavalu is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Thomas Carlton Hofstra, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
4650 Sunset Boulevard; Ms #54
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Hofstra is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. His clinical interests encompass sickle cell disease, anemia, and hemophilia. Dr. Hofstra is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Children's Hospital Los Angeles Humanism Award. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hemophilia, Anemia, Sickle Cell Disease, Bone Problems

Dr. Leo Mascarenhas, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
4650 Sunset Boulevard; Ms 54
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Leo Mascarenhas works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist in Los Angeles, CA. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Mascarenhas accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. John's Medical College and Bangalore University. Dr. Mascarenhas trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , rhabdomyosarcoma, bone problems

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Melanoma, Bone Problems

Dr. Lourdes Escalona, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
4650 Sunset Boulevard; Ms #113
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Lourdes Escalona's specialty is general pediatrics. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Escalona is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Injuries, Sports Injuries, Infections

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
874 W Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Salis Shrestha's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Shrestha's clinical interests include achilles tendonitis, athlete's foot, and surgical procedures. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , Achilles tendon problems, osteoarthritis, Achilles tendonitis

All Interests: Athlete's Foot, Achilles Tendon Problems, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Achilles Tendonitis, ... (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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