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We found 10 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Medicare near Longmont, CO.

UCHealth - Gavin Bishop MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1925 W Mountain View Avenue
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Gavin Bishop is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Bishop is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Joint Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

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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. Dr. Fitzgibbons studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fitzgibbons trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Fitzgibbons is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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

Dr. Matthew Gerlach's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Gerlach is affiliated with Centura Health. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Gerlach attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

UCHealth - Janelle Laughlin MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1925 W Mountain View Avenue
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Janelle Laughlin's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). Dr. Laughlin obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia

UCHealth - Irina Robinson MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1925 W Mountain View Avenue
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Irina Robinson is an adult endocrinology specialist. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Robinson speaks Russian. Dr. Robinson is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

UCHealth - Sunil Jani MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1925 W Mountain View Avenue
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Sunil Jani practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Longmont, CO and Loveland, CO. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Jani accepts 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: Knee Problems, Leg Problems, Shoulder Injury, Hip Injury, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

UCHealth - David Podlecki MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1925 W Mountain View Avenue
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. David Podlecki's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). Dr. Podlecki is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Podlecki is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leonard include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Leonard completed a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is affiliated with Centura Health.

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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)

UCHealth - Barbara DePriest NP
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
1925 W Mountain View Avenue
Longmont, CO
 

Ms. Barbara Depriest specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. She honors Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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

Dr. George Chaus practices orthopedic trauma in Aurora, CO, Denver, CO, and Longmont, CO. He is especially interested in fractures (broken bones) and trauma. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Chaus's education and training includes medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is affiliated with Centura Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Trauma

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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.