We found 103 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Premier near Aurora, CO.

UCHealth - Michelle Wolcott MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Michelle Wolcott practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Wolcott is especially interested in women's health issues and surgical procedures. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Wolcott's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

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

UCHealth - Scott Laker MD
Specializes in Physiatry
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Scott Laker is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He works in Lone Tree, CO and Aurora, CO. Clinical interests for Dr. Laker include back pain, scoliosis, and strains. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laker accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Laker has received professional recognition including the following: Outstanding Council Service Award, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Outstanding Council Service Award 2011 - American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, sprains, joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Radiculopathy, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Knee Problems, Strains, Leg Problems, ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Armando Vidal MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Armando Vidal works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Aurora, CO, Denver, CO, and Lone Tree, CO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in surgical procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Vidal is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Vidal trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Jean C. McDaniel Resident Teaching Award, Hospital for Special Surgery; Charles Neer Clinical Science Award, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons; and Aircast Award for Clinical Science, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Knee Arthroplasty, Sports Health, Shoulder Arthroplasty, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. David Mills Oster, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8101 East Lowery Boulevard; Suite 260
Denver, CO
 

Dr. David Oster sees patients in Denver, CO. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Oster is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oster is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Oster is affiliated with Centura Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

UCHealth - Deborah Saint-Phard MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Deborah Saint-Phard's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Saint-Phard is 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saint-Phard graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She is affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Leg Problems, Shoulder Injury, Hip Injury, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cary Robert Motz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8101 East Lowry Boulevard; Suite 260
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Cary Motz is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Denver, CO. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Motz's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Motz honors. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Motz is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

UCHealth - Heather Baer MD
Specializes in Physiatry
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Heather Baer practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Aurora, CO and Boulder, CO. Dr. Baer has a special interest in parkinson's disease and stroke. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Her professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Spina Bifida, Dystonia, Parkinson's Disease, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neck ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Venu Akuthota MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
12605 E. 16th Avenue; Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion - 1st Floor
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Venu Akuthota works as a physiatrist and sports medicine specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Akuthota include sacroiliac (SI) joint pain. Dr. Akuthota's professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. He graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Akuthota accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Akuthota include: Best Paper, North American Spine Society and Golden Goniometer Academic Teaching Award, Dept of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, sprains, joint problems

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Lower Back Pain, Knee Problems, Strains, ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Rachel Brakke MD
Specializes in Physiatry
12605 E. 16th Avenue; 1st Floor, Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Rachel Brakke, who practices in Aurora, CO and Boulder, CO, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Brakke attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Brakke's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Spine Problems, Pain Management, Joint Problems, Back Pain, Injuries, Rehabilitation

UCHealth - Sourav Poddar MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Sourav Poddar's medical specialty is family medicine and sports medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Rose Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include injuries, general care, and wounds. Dr. Poddar accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Poddar has received distinctions including Neer Award, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons; Physicians Recognition Award, American Medical Association; and Community Preceptor of the Year, Rose Family Medicine Residency. He is affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, sprains, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Wounds, Fractures, Knee Problems, Strains, Leg Problems, Shoulder Injury, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay Christopher Albright, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Jay Albright specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Albright is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He has received the following distinctions: Traveling Fellow, AOSSM and Traveling Fellow 2013 - AOSSM.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Knee Problems, Shoulder Injury, Hip Injury, Ankle Problems, Shoulder Problems, Joint Problems, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Pamela E Wilson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Pam Wilson works as a pediatric physiatrist. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Wilson is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Hal O'Leary Award, Colorado Rockies; WSUSA Hall of Fame Award, WSUSA; and Hal O'Leary Award 2009 - Colorado Rockies. In addition to English, Dr. Wilson speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Spine Problems, Spina Bifida, Spinal Cord Injuries, Joint Problems, Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julie Clare Schreck, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Pediatric Sports Medicine
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Julie Wilson works as a family medicine physician and pediatric sports medicine specialist. Dr. Wilson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Wilson attended the University of Michigan Medical School. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains, joint problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Strains, Sprains, Overuse Injuries, Joint Problems, Dislocation, Fractures

UCHealth - Bradley Changstrom MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Sports Medicine
8111 E Lowry Boulevard
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Bradley Changstrom is a sports medicine specialist. Dr. Changstrom has a special interest in general care. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Changstrom attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, General Care, Joint Problems

Dr. Jason Wells Glowney, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Jason Glowney specializes in family medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine and practices in Aurora, CO and Boulder, CO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Glowney include sacroiliac (SI) joint pain, herniated disc, and degenerative disc disease. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Glowney attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Glowney's professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, sprains, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Osteoporosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Herniated Disc, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Omer Y Mei-Dan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Omer Mei-Dan is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Mei-Dan's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Dr. Mei-Dan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Hip Injury, Sports Health, Surgical Procedures, Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Joint Problems

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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.
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