We found 9 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Walnut Creek, CA.

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Benjamin T. Busfield MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
average rating 3.54 stars (6 ratings)
130 La Casa Viaduct, Building 3; Suite 111
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Busfield is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave Dr. Busfield an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Busfield include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Busfield takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Orthopedic Surgery, Replacement ... (Read more)

Richard Craig Shinaman MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
average rating 4.5 stars (2 ratings)
1601 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Richard Shinaman is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Walnut Creek, CA, Pleasanton, CA, and Pleasant Hill, CA. In Dr. Shinaman's practice, he is particularly interested in pain management, sports health, and arthritis. His professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Shinaman attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Shinaman honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Pain Management, Complementary or Alternative ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard J. ODonnell MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 3.41 stars (3 ratings)
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Richard O'Donnell is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Ramon, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. O'Donnell include hodgkin's lymphoma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and soft tissue sarcoma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. O'Donnell trained at Beth Israel Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. O'Donnell has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. O'Donnell speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma, bone cancer

All Interests: Bone Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Dr. Lisa L. Lattanza MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 3.75 stars (9 ratings)
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Lattanza practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Lattanza average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lattanza's areas of expertise include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Lattanza attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Lattanza has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), hand fracture

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Tennis Elbow, Ganglion Cyst, Orthopedic ... (Read more)

Norman B. Livermore III M.D.
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4.93 stars (8 ratings)
120 La Casa Viaduct; #206
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Norman Livermore is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Livermore include sports health, spine problems, and total joint replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Livermore attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Total Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. David W. Wu MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 4.83 stars (3 ratings)
120 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 214
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. David Wu works as a rheumatologist in Walnut Creek, CA and San Ramon, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Dr. Wu's hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Wu is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wu is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Gwynne D. Church M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2401 Shadelands Drive; Suite 180-b
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Gwynne Church, who practices in San Francisco, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Oakland, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sleep apnea and muscular dystrophy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Church takes. She studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. She trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Church (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Italian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , muscular dystrophy

All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Muscular Dystrophy

Jonathan D. Steinberg D.P.M.
Specializes in Podiatry
average rating 5 stars (6 ratings)
1776 Ygnacio Valley Road; #102
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Steinberg practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). For his residency, Dr. Steinberg trained at Riverside Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, foot surgery, and sports health. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Steinberg is professionally affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Diabetes, Arthritis

Jacques Bernou Jr. MSTCM
Specializes in Acupuncture
average rating 4.5 stars (2 ratings)
3744 Mt. Diablo Boulevard; Suite 305
Lafayette, CA
 

Mr. Jacques Bernou's specialty is acupuncture. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine. Mr. Bernou honors Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Primary Care, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Allergies, Cosmetic ... (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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