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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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Waslewski is 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Waslewski accepts. Dr. Waslewski 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 professional recognition including the following: Phoenix Super Doctors. He is accepting 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)

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

Dr. Clifford Jones is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Boswell Medical Center, and Banner Desert Medical Center. Dr. Jones accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Jones graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jones completed a residency program at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. He is conversant in 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 is a Mesa, AZ physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hrasky is affiliated with Phoenix Children's Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Hrasky has received the following distinction: Phoenix Super Doctors. In addition to English, he 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)

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

Dr. James Ringler is an orthopedic traumatologist and sports medicine specialist in Phoenix, AZ, Sun City West, AZ, and Sun City, AZ. Dr. Ringler graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners and Butterworth Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Louis Vu's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Glendale, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, and Mesa, AZ. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vu honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Maricopa Medical Center for residency. 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

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

Dr. Jason Tani works as an orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tani takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Tani attended medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abdul-Hadi include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Abdul-Hadi's professional affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Abdul-Hadi (or staff) speaks Arabic and French.

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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 spine surgeon and orthopedist. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Crandall completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Crandall's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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.