We found 11 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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Mesa, AZ and Scottsdale, AZ. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Waslewski takes Coventry, Community Care Network (CCN), and First Health, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Medical Center, Tucson. He has received the following distinction: Phoenix Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in Phoenix, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, and Sun City, AZ, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Jones is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. Dr. Jones is conversant in German. His professional affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Gregory Hrasky's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Mesa, AZ and Scottsdale, AZ. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital. Dr. Hrasky accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. He has received the distinction of Phoenix Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Hrasky speaks 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 specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Scottsdale, AZ and Mesa, AZ. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Freedberg is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Freedberg attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

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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 specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Glendale, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, and Mesa, AZ. Dr. Vu graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His training includes a residency program at Maricopa Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Vu is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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

Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Oncology, Sports Medicine
1450 S Dobson Road; Suite B122
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Amalia Decomas practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, oncology (cancer care), and sports medicine. Dr. Decomas attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Decomas takes. Her professional affiliations include Banner Desert Medical Center, Phoenix Children's Hospital, and Banner Gateway 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 sees patients in Mesa, AZ and Gilbert, AZ. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Tani is affiliated with Banner Baywood Medical Center, Banner Health Clinic, and Banner Gateway Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tani is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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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)

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

Dr. Dennis Crandall is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Crandall completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Crandall has received the distinction of Phoenix Super Doctors.

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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)

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

Dr. Joseph Scoggin's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scoggin include knee problems, foot problems, and shoulder problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for TRICARE, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Scoggin is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Scoggin completed a residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Scoggin's professional affiliations include Banner Desert Medical Center, Banner Baywood Medical Center, and Banner Health Clinic. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Omar Abdul-Hadi's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Abdul-Hadi (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He is 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 Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1450 S Dobson Road; Suite B122
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. David Jacofsky is a specialist in orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Phoenix, AZ, Sun City, AZ, and Mesa, AZ. He is affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Boswell Medical Center, and Banner Desert Medical Center. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. The average patient rating for Dr. Jacofsky is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: 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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