We found 24 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept CIGNA Commercial HMO near Walnut Creek, CA.

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine
1777 Betelho Drive; Suite 110
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Jason Hiatt practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and sports medicine in Modesto, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. For his professional training, Dr. Hiatt completed a residency program at Kaiser Permanente Hayward Medical Center. Dr. Hiatt's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hiatt is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Achilles tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Ankle Reconstruction, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Heel Pain, Achilles ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard O'Donnell works as a pediatric orthopedist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in hodgkin's lymphoma, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. O'Donnell's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Donnell honors. Dr. O'Donnell has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. His practice is open to 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. Amir A Jamali, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
130 La Casa Viaduct, Building 3; Suite 111
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Amir Jamali specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Jamali trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Jamali's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patients rated Dr. Jamali highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jamali accepts. He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is professionally 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. Lisa L Lattanza, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Lattanza, who practices in San Francisco, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Oakland, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Lattanza a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Lattanza is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She has received the distinction of 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 specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Before performing his residency at Naval Hospital Oakland, Dr. Torkildson attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. Dr. Torkildson's areas of expertise include cancer and blood disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Torkildson takes. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is accepting 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. Scott A Hoffinger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Scott Hoffinger's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mary L. Johnson Specialty Services, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Hoffinger highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Hoffinger is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Trauma

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 physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In her practice, Dr. Martin focuses on blood disorders. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano Community Provider Network (CPN), Sutter Solano Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Dr. Martin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Martin welcomes new patients. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency.

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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 in Lafayette, CA. Dr. Sandhu's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her areas of expertise include menopause. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sandhu honors. She speaks Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Pre-Eclampsia, NovaSure, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Caroline Hastings is a pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology specialist. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Hastings studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Hastings completed residency programs at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Nirav Kiritkumar Pandya, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2401 Shadelands
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Nirav Pandya is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Oakland, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Pandya's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Pandya attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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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)

Dr. Coleen S Sabatini, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2401 Shadelands
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Coleen Sabatini specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sabatini studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Sabatini trained at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Sabatini has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Dysplasia, Scoliosis, Fractures, Sports Injuries, Clubfoot

Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Mark Walters is a specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Walters studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Walters has an open panel.

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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. Kurt R Wharton, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
970 Dewing Avenue; #201
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Kurt Wharton's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Wharton is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wharton include women's health issues. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Wharton attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Wharton honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Wharton has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deborah Ann Levinsky, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3466 Mt. Diablo Boulevard; Suite C100
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Debra Levinsky is a general OB/GYN in Lafayette, CA and Berkeley, CA. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Levinsky's clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levinsky takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
400 Taylor Boulevard; Suite 201
Pleasant Hill, CA
 

Dr. Gopal Sachdeva's medical specialty is radiation oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Sachdeva is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass radiation therapy. Dr. Sachdeva is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, Dr. Sachdeva (or staff) speaks Urdu, Croatian, and Navajo. Dr. Sachdeva's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Eden Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Breast-Conserving Surgery, Sarcoma, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Sylvia Singer is a pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology specialist. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Singer is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Singer performed her residency at Sheba Medical Center, Hadassah University Medical Center, and Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Dr. Singer (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and German.

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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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