We found 43 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Anthem near Walnut Creek, CA.

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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' specialties are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Lewis's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Lewis is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network. He is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a pediatric orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Busfield's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Busfield attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Busfield speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Busfield has an open panel.

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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)

Dr. Richard Craig Shinaman, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1601 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Richard Shinaman is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shinaman include pain management, sports health, and arthritis. Dr. Shinaman is affiliated with Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shinaman's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Neuropathic Pain, Pain ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tanja Kujac works as a physiatrist in Walnut Creek, CA. She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kujac is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus and John Muir Physician Network. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 is an orthopedist in Walnut Creek, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Fremont, CA. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jamali is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jamali attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His 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. Dr. Jamali welcomes 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 specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Ramon, CA. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. O'Donnell attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: hodgkin's lymphoma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and soft tissue sarcoma. The average patient rating for Dr. O'Donnell is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. O'Donnell has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. O'Donnell is professionally affiliated with 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's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Lattanza's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. 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, 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 practices pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Torkildson takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at Naval Hospital Oakland. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Torkildson welcomes new patients.

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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 is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sports health, spine problems, and total joint replacement. Dr. Livermore honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is professionally affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network.

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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's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Hoffinger attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hoffinger is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. Dr. Hoffinger has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Mary L. Johnson Specialty Services. He 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abudayeh include heart problems and internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Abudayeh an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abudayeh graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. Dr. Abudayeh (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Eden Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Abudayeh's 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 a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Martin obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Her areas of expertise include blood disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martin honors. Dr. Martin's professional affiliations include 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 obstetrics & gynecology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Sandhu is 3.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include menopause. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Sandhu speaks Punjabi. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Taliva Donley Martin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
130 La Casa Viaduct; Room 205
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Taliva Martin's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martin include premature babies, strabismus, and retinopathy. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Martin takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before completing her residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Martin attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Martin (or staff) speaks Spanish. In addition, she offers language support for Cantonese-speaking patients. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , muscle diseases (myopathies)

All Interests: Eye Muscle Surgery, Retinopathy, Eye Trauma, Surgical Procedures, Muscle Diseases, Strabismus, Eye ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Wu is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wu include fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wu accepts. Dr. Wu has an open panel. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Wu trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for his residency.

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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' specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Hastings honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Hastings attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is open to 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)

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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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