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We found 16 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Tucson, AZ.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2424 N Wyatt
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Scott Slagis practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Slagis honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Arizona Health Sciences Center, Dr. Slagis attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Slagis (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
5301 E Grant Road; Orthopaedic Building, 1st Floor
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Lawrence Housman specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine and practices in Tucson, AZ. Clinical interests for Dr. Housman include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, Dr. Housman completed his residency training at Montreal General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
5301 E Grant Road; Orthopaedic Building, 1st Floor
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Michael Parseghian is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center, Dr. Parseghian attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Marie Truchan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
707 North Alvernon Way; Suite 205
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Lisa Truchan sees patients in Tucson, AZ. Her medical specialties are orthopedic trauma and pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Truchan has a special interest in fractures (broken bones) and trauma. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She obtained her medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital. She is affiliated with Banner - University Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Trauma

Dr. Jeffrey Richard Lisse, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Lisse's specialty is adult rheumatology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Lisse focuses on arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medicine and Banner Health Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lisse accepts. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at U.S. Public Health Service Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Voted in "Best Doctors in America,". He speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis

Dr. Michael Paul Dohm, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
707 North Alvernon Way; Suite 205
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Michael Dohm practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center, Dr. Dohm attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in joint problems. Patients gave Dr. Dohm an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dohm takes. Dr. Dohm is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Banner - University Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Joint Problems

Dr. Giles William Becker, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
707 North Alvernon Way; Suite 205
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Giles Becker's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Tucson, AZ and Sierra Vista, AZ. These areas are among his clinical interests: joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He is affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Tucson. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Becker accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, bone problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Dupuytren's Contracture, Tendon Repair, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wrist Problems, Joint Pain, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Chian Kent Kwoh, MD
Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Chian Kwoh works as a rheumatologist in Tucson, AZ. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthritis. Dr. Kwoh is in-network for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis

Dr. Tolga Turker, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
707 North Alvernon Way; Suite 205
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Tolga Turker sees patients in Tucson, AZ. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Turker's clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, amputation, and prosthetics. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Turkish. He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Tucson.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Amputation, Prosthetics, Tendonitis, Dupuytren's Contracture, Congenital ... (Read more)

Dr. David Ben Siegel, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4727 E Camp Lowell Drive
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. David Siegel is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Siegel is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. James Byron Benjamin, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1555 E River Road
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. James Benjamin works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Benjamin include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). The average patient rating for Dr. Benjamin is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Benjamin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is conversant in Spanish. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Pain, Hip Problems, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Russell Glen Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2424 N. Wyatt Drive
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Russell Cohen's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Cohen's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cohen accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Stephen L Curtin, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2424 N Wyatt Drive; Suite 100
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Stephen Curtin works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise include spine problems. Dr. Curtin graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Curtin accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Tumor, Fractures, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Cancer, Trauma

Dr. Joel Richard Goode, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5301 E Grant Road; Orthopaedic Building, 1st Floor
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Joel Goode is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Goode is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and a graduate of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's residency program. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
630 N Alvernon Way; Suite 351
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Christopher Untch is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Untch include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Untch takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Dr. Untch trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4727 E Camp Lowell Drive
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Joel Thompson's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Tucson, AZ. Patient ratings for Dr. Thompson average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Thompson graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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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.