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Dr. Donald McCall Lewis, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Donald Lewis is a specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Patients gave Dr. Lewis an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Dr. Lewis attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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

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

Dr. Benjamin Thomas Busfield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
130 La Casa Viaduct, Building 3; Suite 111
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Busfield's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Busfield include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Busfield is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Busfield has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Hand ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry
1777 Botelho Drive; Suite 110
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Tanja Kujac is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Walnut Creek, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Kujac is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus and John Muir Physician Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kujac's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Manual Therapy, Headache, Electromyography, Head Injury, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir A Jamali, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
130 La Casa Viaduct, Building 3; Suite 111
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Amir Jamali's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Jamali's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jamali honors. Dr. Jamali attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, bursitis, osteomyelitis, ligament problems, joint infection

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Bursitis, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard John ODonnell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Richard O'Donnell is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Ramon, CA. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. O'Donnell include hodgkin's lymphoma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and soft tissue sarcoma. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. O'Donnell has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Lisa L Lattanza, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Lattanza sees patients in San Francisco, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Oakland, CA. Her medical specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Lattanza average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lattanza include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lattanza takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Lattanza graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Lattanza has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, osteoarthritis, arthritis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), hand fracture, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Joseph Charles Torkildson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Torkildson is a medical specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Torkildson's areas of expertise include cancer and blood disorders. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Torkildson's education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at Naval Hospital Oakland.

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

All Interests: Hepatoblastoma, Sickle Cell Disease, Sarcoma, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Chemotherapy, Stem Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman B Livermore III, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
120 La Casa Viaduct; #206
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Norman Livermore works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of sports health, spine problems, and total joint replacement. Dr. Livermore is professionally affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Livermore takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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. Scott A Hoffinger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Scott Hoffinger specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Palo Alto, CA, Emeryville, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Hoffinger's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mary L. Johnson Specialty Services, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hoffinger accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Trauma

Dr. Nabil Karim Abudayeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1220 Rossmoor Parkway
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Nabil Abudayeh specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Castro Valley, CA, Livermore, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He has a special interest in heart problems and internal medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Abudayeh attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco for residency. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, bone diseases

All Interests: Long-Term Care, Atrial Fibrillation, Men's Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Holistic Approaches, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lesley C Martin, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3000 Oak Road; #311
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Lesley Martin is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Concord, CA, Vallejo, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Martin include blood disorders. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Martin performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Martin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano Community Provider Network (CPN), Sutter Solano Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Immunotherapy, Gynecologic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Anahat Kaur Sandhu, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
970 Dewing Avenue; #203
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Anahat Sandhu is a general OB/GYN. Dr. Sandhu has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is especially interested in menopause. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, she speaks Punjabi. Dr. Sandhu is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Mirena, Paragard, Intrauterine Device Insertion, ... (Read more)

Dr. David W Wu, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
120 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 214
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. David Wu sees patients in Walnut Creek, CA and San Ramon, CA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Wu has indicated that his clinical interests include fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Wu's hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Caroline A Hastings, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Caroline Hastings is a medical specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Hastings trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hastings accepts. She welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Hepatoblastoma, Sickle Cell Disease, Sarcoma, Leukemia, Chemotherapy, Stem Cell Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anita Bhat, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2182 East Street
Concord, CA
 

Dr. Anita Bhat is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Bhat has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes and metabolism. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at VA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Bhat (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Kannada. She is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Graves Disease, Metabolic Syndrome, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nirav Kiritkumar Pandya, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2401 Shadelands
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Nirav Pandya is a pediatric orthopedist in Oakland, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Pandya honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Pandya has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , PCL injury, ACL injury

All Interests: PCL Injury, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Wrist Surgery, Elbow Problems, Arthroscopic ... (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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