We found 9 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Mesa, AZ.

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

Dr. Gary Waslewski practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Mesa, AZ and Scottsdale, AZ. Patient ratings for Dr. Waslewski average 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Waslewski takes. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Medical Center, Tucson. He has received the distinction of Phoenix Super Doctors. He welcomes 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Jones is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. He speaks German. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Boswell Medical Center, and Banner Desert Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gregory Hrasky is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He is affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital. Dr. Hrasky honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Hrasky completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Phoenix Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Douglas Freedberg is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Patients rated Dr. Freedberg highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Freedberg attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
1450 S Dobson Road; Suite A302
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. James Ringler specializes in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Before performing his residency at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners and Butterworth Hospital, Dr. Ringler attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ringler takes. His professional affiliations include Phoenix Children's Hospital, Banner Health, and The CORE Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Louis Vu is a pediatric orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vu is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Desert Medical Center, Phoenix Children's Hospital, and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Trauma

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

Dr. Jason Tani is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Tani is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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. Dr. Tani is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (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 an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Sun City West, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, and Scottsdale, AZ. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Abdul-Hadi obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Abdul-Hadi (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center.

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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 Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1432 S Dobson Road; Suite 201
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Dennis Crandall specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Crandall has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Crandall attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Crandall has received the following distinction: Phoenix Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, ... (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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