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We found 8 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 specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Waslewski is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of the University Medical Center, Tucson's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 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. He has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Clifford Jones' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Phoenix, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, and Sun City, AZ. The average patient rating for Dr. Jones is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jones is affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Boswell Medical Center, and Banner Desert Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Jones's residency was performed at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. He speaks German.

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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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Other, Sports Medicine
1500 South Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Gregory Hrasky practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Hrasky average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Phoenix Super Doctors. Dr. Hrasky is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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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)

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

Dr. James Ringler's specialties are orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He is affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital, Banner Gateway Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Ringler's residency was performed at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners and Butterworth Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ringler takes.

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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)

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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. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Vu obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Vu is professionally affiliated with Banner Desert Medical Center and Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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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 an orthopedic surgeon in Mesa, AZ and Gilbert, AZ. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Baywood Medical Center, Banner Health Clinic, and Banner Gateway Medical Center. Dr. Tani accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Tani's medical 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)

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 specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Abdul-Hadi honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks French. His professional affiliations include 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)

Dr. Dennis Grant Crandall, MD
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. He works in Mesa, AZ, Tempe, AZ, and Phoenix, AZ. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Crandall trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Crandall is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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.