We found 9 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Santa Clarita, CA.

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Dr. Philip H Conwisar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
28212 Kelly Johnson Parkway; Suite 155
Valencia, CA
 

Dr. Philip Conwisar is an orthopedic surgeon in North Hollywood, CA, Sherman Oaks, CA, and Valencia, CA. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and sports health. Dr. Conwisar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Conwisar attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Conwisar is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Jong Charles Lee, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
27924 Seco Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA
 

Dr. Jong Lee specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. These areas are among his clinical interests: primary care, back pain, and diabetes management. Dr. Lee has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Facey Medical Group. Dr. Lee is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Depression, Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Acid Reflux, Back Pain, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marlon R Brooks, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynecology
24355 Lyons Avenue; Suite 214
Santa Clarita, CA
 

Dr. Marlon Brooks is a specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, obstetrics, and gynecology. He works in Granada Hills, CA and Santa Clarita, CA. His areas of expertise include menopause, osteoporosis, and robotic surgery. Dr. Brooks is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine and a graduate of St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit's residency program. Dr. Brooks (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Holistic Approaches, Osteoporosis, Urinary Incontinence, Osteopathic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerry Kiyoshige Izu, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
27871 Smyth Drive; Suite 102
Valencia, CA
 

Dr. Jerry Izu, who practices in Valencia, CA, is a medical specialist in obstetrics. These areas are among Dr. Izu's clinical interests: menopause, high risk pregnancy, and osteoporosis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Izu (or staff) speaks Spanish and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and UCLA Health. Dr. Izu's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Bina Maharjan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
17909 Soledad Canyon Road
Canyon Country, CA
 

Dr. Bina Maharjan specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maharjan include sleep disorders, obesity, and primary care. Dr. Maharjan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Sindh Medical College. Dr. Maharjan's residency was performed at Central Maine Medical Center. Dr. Maharjan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Nepali, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Facey Medical Group and Providence Health & Services, Southern California. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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Dr. Hrair E Darakjian, MEd, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
23734 Valencia Boulevard; Suite 203
Valencia, CA
 

Dr. Hrair Darakjian, who practices in Valencia, CA and Northridge, CA, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Darakjian completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Darakjian's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. The average patient rating for Dr. Darakjian is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Pin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
24035 Newhall Ranch Road
Santa Clarita, CA
 

Dr. Michael Pin is a family practitioner in Santa Clarita, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Pin at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: primary care, diabetes management, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. Dr. Pin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Hongyan Li
Specializes in Acupuncture
23861 Mcbean Parkway; Suite B2
Santa Clarita, CA
 

Ms. Hongyan Li's specialty is acupuncture. Ms. Li's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include hepatitis, infertility, and nambudripad's allergy elimination techniques (NAET). She accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance. Ms. Li is open to new patients. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Hepatitis, Infertility, Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques, Sports Health, Headache, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
23861 Mcbean Parkway; Suite E30
Santa Clarita, CA
 

Dr. Arthur Garfinkel is a Santa Clarita, CA physician who specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Garfinkel studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Garfinkel speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (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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