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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Tucson, AZ. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Slagis takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Slagis (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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's specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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 works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and sports medicine specialist. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Parseghian is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 specializes in orthopedic trauma and pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Truchan trained at Detroit Receiving Hospital for her residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Truchan include fractures (broken bones) and trauma. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Truchan takes. Dr. Truchan 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 works as an adult rheumatologist in Tucson, AZ, Goodyear, AZ, and Surprise, AZ. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass arthritis. Dr. Lisse is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medicine and Banner Health Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lisse graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at U.S. Public Health Service Hospital for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Voted in "Best Doctors in America,". Dr. Lisse speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis

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

Dr. Michael Dohm is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially 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 accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Dohm completed his residency training at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Becker include joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Dr. Becker accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Tucson.

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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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthritis. He accepts United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kwoh obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. 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, who practices in Tucson, AZ, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Turker is a graduate of Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine. His clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, amputation, and prosthetics. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Turkish. Dr. Turker is 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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Siegel attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Siegel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, he speaks 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 specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Benjamin's education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is rated 4.0 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Benjamin is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Joel Thompson sees patients in Tucson, AZ. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Thompson takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He 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)

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

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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2424 N. Wyatt Drive
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Russell Cohen practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Tucson, AZ. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patients rated Dr. Cohen highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He 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)

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

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

Dr. Christopher Untch's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Untch accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

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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 Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2424 N Wyatt Drive; Suite 100
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Stephen Curtin's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Curtin average 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in spine problems. Dr. Curtin honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5301 E Grant Road; Orthopaedic Building, 1st Floor
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Joel Goode's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Goode accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Dr. Goode attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school.

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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.