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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Aurora, CO, Lone Tree, CO, and Denver, CO. Dr. Wolcott's areas of expertise include the following: women's health issues and surgical procedures. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Wolcott attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Wolcott's professional 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's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, scoliosis, and strains. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Dr. Laker is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Dr. Laker takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Outstanding Council Service Award, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Outstanding Council Service Award 2011 - American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Aurora, CO, Denver, CO, and Lone Tree, CO. His clinical interests include surgical procedures. Dr. Vidal is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Vidal has received include 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. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Denver, CO. Dr. Oster's education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Oster takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Centura Health. Dr. Oster is accepting 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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Denver, CO. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). On average, patients gave Dr. Motz a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Motz trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. He is affiliated with Centura Health. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a family practitioner and pediatric sports medicine specialist. Dr. Wilson is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Wilson attended the University of Michigan Medical School. In addition to English, 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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Greenwood Village, CO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Hospital. His areas of expertise include musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Mayer takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Mayer is professionally 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Aurora, CO, Lone Tree, CO, and Denver, CO. Her clinical interests include vision problems, thyroid problems, and injuries. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Liao completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Liao include: 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. Dr. Liao's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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

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

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

Dr. Eric Hink's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hink include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Hink honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Swedish Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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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 works as an adult rheumatologist in Denver, CO and Ranch, CO. He has indicated that his clinical interests include autoimmune disorders. He is affiliated with the University Physicians and National Jewish Health. Dr. Meehan accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Patel attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, sciatica, and bacterial infection. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in German and Gujarati. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Burger's clinical interests include surgical procedures. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pretoria. Dr. Burger has received distinctions including 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 is conversant in Afrikaans. Her 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, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Spine ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Regina Brown is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include lung cancer, testicular cancer, and chemotherapy. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brown is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Brown completed her residency training 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)

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

Dr. Tae Chong is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Chong's clinical interests include burns, body contouring, and breast cancer. Dr. Chong's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chong honors. Dr. Chong attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Chong's training includes residency programs at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. 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.

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

All Interests: Body Contouring, Wounds, Cosmetic Surgery, Burns, Biopsy, Sarcoma, Reconstructive Surgery, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert D'ambrosia's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. D'ambrosia attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His distinctions include: 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, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Joint Problems, Injuries

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

Dr. James Falko specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Falko takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is 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.