We found 16 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana ChoiceCare Network near San Pedro, CA.

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Dr. Daniel Robert Stephenson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
23456 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 300
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Stephenson is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Stephenson's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Stephenson's distinctions include: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Carpal ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Carlos Frisancho, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1360 West 6th Street; Suite 305, North Building
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Juan Frisancho is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Torrance, CA, San Pedro, CA, and Lawndale, CA. These areas are among Dr. Frisancho's clinical interests: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Frisancho 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. He is conversant in Spanish. 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. 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, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. James Allen Schmidt, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1350 W. 6th Street; Suite 200
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. James Schmidt's medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schmidt include menopause, migraine, and varicose veins. The average patient rating for Dr. Schmidt is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Schmidt is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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Dr. Olga M Calof, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1499 W. 1st Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Olga Calof's specialty is adult endocrinology. Her areas of expertise include obesity, diabetes management, and menopause. Dr. Calof is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed her residency at San Joaquin General Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Dr. Calof is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Weight Management, Obesity, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Meena Wadhawan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Meena Oberoi is a family practice physician. Dr. Oberoi (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her clinical interests include primary care, obesity, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Before performing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with King George Medical University, Dr. Oberoi attended King George Medical University for medical school. Dr. Oberoi has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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Dr. Samuel E Oregel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1333 Chestnut Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Oregel's medical specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Oregel speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, primary care, and diabetes management. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oregel welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
23451 Madison Street; #240
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Gladys Palomeno sees patients in Torrance, CA. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes management and osteoporosis. Dr. Palomeno is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palomeno takes. Dr. Palomeno is accepting new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Palomeno (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis

Dr. Peter B Shin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23326 Hawthore Boulevard; Suite 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Peter Shin practices family medicine. Dr. Shin attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. His areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and varicose veins. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shin takes. Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Shin is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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Dr. Azhar Muttalib, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Azhar Muttalib's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He graduated from Osmania University, Kakatiya Medical College, and Rangaraya Medical College and then he performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. His areas of expertise include menopause, migraine, and varicose veins. Dr. Muttalib is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Muttalib (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Armenian. He is affiliated with HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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Dr. Sharda Sb Bhasin, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 447
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Sharda Bhasin works as a general gynecologist in Torrance, CA. Dr. Bhasin (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Her clinical interests encompass menopause and osteoporosis. Dr. Bhasin is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Bhasin attended Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhasin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Osteoporosis

Dr. Mona Shailesh Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1600 S Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Mona Shah is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include menopause, migraine, and varicose veins. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Shah is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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Dr. James M Loddengaard, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
23456 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 300, Building 5
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. James Loddengaard is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Loddengaard's areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, hip replacement, and knee replacement. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Loddengaard is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Laurence Karl Gorlick, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
550 Deep Valley Drive 319
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
 

Dr. Laurence Gorlick's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Gorlick studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Long Island College Hospital and Norwalk Hospital for residency. His clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), nutrition issues, and primary care. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gorlick is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gorlick's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, HealthCare Partners IPA - Little Company of Mary, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
25550 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 116
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Janet Lee works as an internist. On average, patients gave Dr. Lee a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include menopause, migraine, and varicose veins. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Lee's practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Lee speaks Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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Dr. Christen Ray Mellano, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
23600 Telo Avenue; Suite 180
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Christen Mellano works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Mellano has a special interest in hip replacement, knee ligament reconstruction, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Mellano is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, joint problems

All Interests: Shoulder Reconstruction, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Knee Ligament Reconstruction, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
23639 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 102
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Wasima Masoodi is an adult endocrinology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Masoodi average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in diabetes management, menopause, and osteoporosis. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Masoodi obtained her medical school training at Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu and performed her residency at Sisters of Charity Hospital, S.M.H.S. Hospital, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Masoodi (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

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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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