We found 11 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Mesa, AZ.

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Dr. Gary Lee Waslewski, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3130 East Baseline Road; Suite 101
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Gary Waslewski is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Waslewski attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Medical Center, Tucson for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Community Care Network (CCN), and First Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Waslewski honors. He has received the following distinction: Phoenix Super Doctors. Dr. Waslewski is professionally affiliated with Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center and Shea Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1450 S Dobson Road; Suite A302
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Clifford Jones' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Jones completed his residency training at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. Patient ratings for Dr. Jones average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Jones is affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Boswell Medical Center, and Banner Desert Medical Center.

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

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3130 E. Baseline Road; #101
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Douglas Freedberg is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His professional affiliations include Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center and Shea Medical Center. Dr. Freedberg attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Freedberg has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1432 S. Dobson Road; Suite 304
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Louis Vu is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Vu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Desert Medical Center, Phoenix Children's Hospital, and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Vu's training includes a residency program at Maricopa Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Trauma

Dr. Gregory M Hrasky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Other, Sports Medicine
1500 South Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Gregory Hrasky is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Hrasky graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Phoenix Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Hrasky speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center and Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Oncology, Sports Medicine
1450 S Dobson Road; Suite A302
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Amalia Decomas' specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, oncology (cancer care), and sports medicine. She practices in Phoenix, AZ, Sun City, AZ, and Gilbert, AZ. Dr. Decomas's professional affiliations include Banner Desert Medical Center, Phoenix Children's Hospital, and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Ochsner Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Cancer

Dr. Jason C Tani, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4540 E Baseline Road; #119
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Jason Tani's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tani include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Tani is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Baywood Medical Center, Banner Health Clinic, and Banner Gateway Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Other
1450 S Dobson Road; B122
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Joseph Scoggin, who practices in Mesa, AZ, Chandler, AZ, and Gilbert, AZ, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and shoulder problems. Dr. Scoggin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Desert Medical Center, Banner Baywood Medical Center, and Banner Health Clinic. He obtained his medical school training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Scoggin honors TRICARE, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Trauma

Dr. Dennis Grant Crandall, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1432 S Dobson Road; Suite 201
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Dennis Crandall practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Crandall honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Crandall has received the following distinction: Phoenix Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Shea Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Pain, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Omar Abdul-Hadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Other
1450 S Dobson Road; Suite A302
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Omar Abdul-Hadi is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Abdul-Hadi (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center. Dr. Abdul-Hadi graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1450 S Dobson Road; Suite A302
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. David Jacofsky's specialties are orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Phoenix, AZ, Sun City, AZ, and Mesa, AZ. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Boswell Medical Center, and Banner Desert Medical Center. Dr. Jacofsky is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jacofsky is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. He has received the distinction of Phoenix Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Cancer

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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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