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We found 11 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Medicare near Longmont, CO.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1551 Professional Lane; Suite 200
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Robert Fitzgibbons specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fitzgibbons include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Centura Health, Longmont United Hospital, and Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patient ratings for Dr. Fitzgibbons average 4.0 stars out of 5. 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, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Gavin Brett Bishop, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1925 Mountain View Avenue
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Gavin Bishop's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Bishop attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. He is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Joint Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

Dr. Matthew Robert Gerlach, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1551 Professional Lane; Suite 200
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Matthew Gerlach is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gerlach accepts. Dr. Gerlach studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Gerlach trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is affiliated with Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Longmont United Hospital, and Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center. Dr. Gerlach's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Tumor, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Irina Robinson, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1925 Mountain View Avenue
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Irina Robinson is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Robinson is a graduate of International. She speaks Russian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) and Longmont United Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1551 Professional Lane; Suite 200
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Curtis Leonard's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Leonard a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Leonard's education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health, Longmont United Hospital, and Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Janelle Coxford Laughlin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1925 W Mountain View Avenue
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Janelle Laughlin's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Laughlin's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Denver Health, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and Longmont United Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Laughlin is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia

Dr. Brian Gildas Fuller, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Radiation Oncology
Niwot, CO
 

Dr. Brian Fuller sees patients in Loveland, CO, Sterling, CO, and Niwot, CO. His medical specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Fuller include esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and thyroid cancer. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Fuller attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fuller trained at Stanford University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include North Colorado Medical Center and McKee Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Brain Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Allen Podlecki, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1925 W Mountain View Avenue
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. David Podlecki is a Longmont, CO physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) and Longmont United Hospital. Dr. Podlecki graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
1551 Professional Lane; Suite 200
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. George Chaus is a physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma. In his practice, Dr. Chaus focuses on fractures (broken bones) and trauma. His professional affiliations include Centura Health, Children's Hospital Colorado, and Denver Health Medical Center. Dr. Chaus takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Chaus has an open panel. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Chaus attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Trauma

Dr. Sunil S Jani, MS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1925 Mountain View Avenue
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Sunil Jani practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Jani studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Knee Problems, Leg Problems, Shoulder Injury, Hip Injury, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Barbara Louise Depriest
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
1925 Mountain View Avenue
Longmont, CO
 

Ms. Barbara Depriest practices endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). She takes Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Weight Loss

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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.