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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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Slagis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Slagis include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Slagis is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Slagis takes.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Housman include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Housman is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at Montreal General Hospital for residency.

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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 practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Parseghian attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Arizona Health Sciences Center for residency. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 practices orthopedic trauma and pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Tucson, AZ. She is especially interested in fractures (broken bones) and trauma. Dr. Truchan is affiliated with Banner - University Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Detroit Receiving Hospital's residency program.

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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. He speaks French. Dr. Lisse's clinical interests encompass arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner - University Medicine and Banner Health Center. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at U.S. Public Health Service Hospital. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lisse at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lisse has received the distinction of Voted in "Best Doctors in America,".

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in joint problems. Dr. Dohm's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Dohm speaks 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Becker include joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Tucson. Dr. Becker honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from 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 is a rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) specialist. His areas of expertise include arthritis. United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kwoh honors. He 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. Dr. Kwoh is 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 is a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Turker's areas of expertise include thoracic outlet syndrome, amputation, and prosthetics. He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Tucson. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Turkish.

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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, who practices in Tucson, AZ, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siegel honors. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Siegel's residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. 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 sees patients in Tucson, AZ. His medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Before performing his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center, Dr. Benjamin attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Benjamin include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Benjamin welcomes 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 practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and 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)

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

Dr. Stephen Curtin specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in spine problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Curtin average 3.0 stars out of 5. He 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. For his professional training, Dr. Curtin completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Goode's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Tucson, AZ. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Untch's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at 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 is a Tucson, AZ physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Thompson accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Thompson completed a residency program 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.