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Dr. Andrew Philip Gutow, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Gutow is a hand surgeon, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA and Mountain View, CA. Dr. Gutow's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hand surgery procedures. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Gutow is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , bone tumor, ligament problems, joint infection, hand fracture, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Warren D King, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Warren King is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. King is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. Dr. King is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. King is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. King has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Reverse Total Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank S Chen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Frank Chen is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Chen average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chen include sports health and orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Chen is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chen's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, ligament problems, ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Colin L Eakin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Colin Eakin practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Eakin average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Eakin's clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eakin takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Eakin attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Eakin speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, ligament problems, joint infection, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Reverse Total Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Haskell, BS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Haskell is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. His areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and limb preservation. Patient ratings for Dr. Haskell average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Haskell attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Haskell speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, Achilles tendon problems, osteomyelitis, ankle arthritis, ligament problems, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, fractures (broken bones), osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), foot arthritis, ACL injury, tendonitis

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

Dr. Peter B. J. Wu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Peter Wu sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Peter Wu's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Wu is rated highly by Dr. Wu's patients. Dr. Wu is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wu is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Wu's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at National Taiwan University School of Medicine, Dr. Wu performed Dr. Wu's residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Wu speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Neck Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Lower Back Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman Leroy Banks, MS, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Norman Banks is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include injuries, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Banks accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Banks is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Injuries, Electromyography, Rehabilitation

Dr. Cindy S Wun, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Cindy Wun works as a rehabilitation physician. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Her areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord injuries, head injury, and musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Wun's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Wun is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Head Injury, Electromyography, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries

Amol Saxena
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Amol Saxena works as a foot doctor, foot and ankle surgeon, and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Saxena (or staff) is conversant in German, French, and Italian. Dr. Saxena is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Patient ratings for Dr. Saxena average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Saxena takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, hallux rigidus (severe big toe arthritis), Achilles tendonitis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hallux Rigidus, Shockwave Therapy, Fractures, Ankle Reconstruction, Heel Pain, ... (Read more)

Thana Tom Krisdakumtorn
Specializes in Podiatry, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Thana Krisdakumtorn practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and sports medicine in Palo Alto, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. On average, patients gave Dr. Krisdakumtorn a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Krisdakumtorn's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, tendon ruptures (tears), hallux rigidus (severe big toe arthritis), arthritis, Achilles tendonitis

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Hallux Rigidus, Shockwave Therapy, Ingrown ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Moore Dalal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Dalal works as a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA. Dr. Dalal attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She has indicated that her clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Dalal accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Research, Rectal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Kjersti Meyer Kirkeby, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive; Endocrinology & Metabolism, S025
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Kjersti Kirkeby is a specialist in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Kirkeby honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her medical residency was performed at California Pacific Medical Center. She speaks Norwegian. Dr. Kirkeby is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Bone Problems, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Adrenal Disorders, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

Dr. Jaret M Butler, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 Industrial Road; Level 1
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Jaret Butler, who practices in Burlingame, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Mountain View, CA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Butler's areas of expertise include the following: hand surgery procedures and orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Butler trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Butler speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Butler's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, hand fracture, tendonitis

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Victoria Marie Kelly, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Victoria Kelly's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Kelly average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kelly is especially interested in rheumatic diseases. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kelly attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kelly welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Sjogren's ... (Read more)

Dr. David S Leibowitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Leibowitz works as an oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. His areas of expertise include blood disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Leibowitz is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leibowitz takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Leibowitz's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Marie Thorburn, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
301 Industrial Road; Level 3
San Carlos, CA
 

Dr. Christine Thorburn works as a rheumatologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Her areas of expertise include vasculitis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Thorburn attended Stanford University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Thorburn average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thorburn is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Sjogren's ... (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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