We found 32 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Premier near Centennial, CO.

UCHealth - Michelle Wolcott MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9548 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, 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
9548 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, 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
9548 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, 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
 

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)

Dr. Cary Robert Motz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
 

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)

Dr. Julie Clare Schreck, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Pediatric Sports Medicine
9094 E. Mineral Avenue; Suite 110
Centennial, 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

Dr. Braden Kent Mayer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8200 E Belleview Avenue; Suite 615
Greenwood Village, CO
 

Dr. Braden Mayer's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Mayer include musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Mayer accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Duke University Hospital. He is affiliated with the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Trauma, Shoulder Replacement, Knee Problems, Shoulder Injury, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Sophie Liao MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
9552 Park Meadows Drive; Suite 100
Lone Tree, CO
 

Dr. Sophie Liao specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Liao include vision problems, thyroid problems, and injuries. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). For her professional training, Dr. Liao completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Liao honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including Junior Faculty Member Grant, Cosmetic Surgery Forum; Resident Teaching Award, New York Eye & Ear Infirmary; and Charles E. Iliff III Wilmer Research Award, Wilmer Eye Institute.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Tumor, Wounds, Facial Paralysis, Cosmetic Surgery, Vision Problems, Throat ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Eric Hink MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
9552 Park Meadows Drive; Suite 100
Lone Tree, CO
 

Dr. Eric Hink is an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hink include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and strabismus. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Swedish Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hink include: Fellow Teaching Award 2010 - Department of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Fellow Teaching Award, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Facial Paralysis, Cosmetic Surgery, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Hair ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Thomas Meehan, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
8671 S Quebec Street; Suite 120highlands
Ranch, CO
 

Dr. Richard Meehan specializes in adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Meehan include autoimmune disorders. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meehan accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His medical residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is affiliated with the University Physicians and National Jewish Health.

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

All Interests: Polymyositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Vikas Patel MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9548 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, CO
 

Dr. Vikas Patel is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Patel's clinical interests include scoliosis, sciatica, and bacterial infection. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in German and Gujarati. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Tumor, Radiculopathy, Osteoporosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Evalina Burger MMed
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9548 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, CO
 

Dr. Evalina Burger's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She has indicated that her clinical interests include surgical procedures. Dr. Burger is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pretoria. She has received the following distinctions: Partners in Care Award 2009 - University of Colorado Hospital; Cambridge 2010 Edition of Who's Who Executives and Professionals 2010 - Cambridge; and Thomas Whitecloud Award for the best Basic Science paper 2010 - IMAST. She speaks Afrikaans. Dr. Burger'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: , fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Fractures, Surgical Procedures, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Tae Woon Chong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
9548 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, CO
 

Dr. Tae Chong is a plastic surgery specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Chong performed Dr. Chong's residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Chong's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring. Dr. Chong accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Chong has received professional recognition including the following: Kass Award, IDSA; All University Teaching Award, UVA School of Medicine; and Arnold P Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, UVA. Dr. Chong'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: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Chin Implants, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Lift, Burns, Chemical Peels, Facelift, ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Regina Brown MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
9548 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, CO
 

Dr. Regina Brown specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Brown's clinical interests: lung cancer, testicular cancer, and chemotherapy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Brown obtained her medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Georgetown University Hospital. She is affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Myeloma, Thoracic Problems, Pancreatic Cancer, Colon Problems, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Robert DAmbrosia MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9548 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, CO
 

Dr. Robert D'ambrosia is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. D'ambrosia graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. D'ambrosia has received the following distinctions: Goldenberg Lecture Award, New Jersey Orthopaedic Society; AAOS Diversity Award, American Academy of Orthopeadic Surgeons; and Phi Beta Kappa, Washington and Jefferson College.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Pain, Knee Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Problems, Injuries

UCHealth - James Falko MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
8080 E Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, CO
 

Dr. James Falko practices adult endocrinology. He obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Falko is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, ... (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.
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