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We found 10 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 sees patients in Longmont, CO. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fitzgibbons honors. Dr. Fitzgibbons attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is 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. Gavin Brett Bishop, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1925 Mountain View Avenue
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Gavin Bishop practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Bishop is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). He takes Medicare insurance. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Bishop attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Boston Medical Center.

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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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gerlach accepts. Dr. Gerlach is affiliated with Centura Health. He has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Curtis Leonard practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Longmont, CO and Lafayette, CO. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Leonard's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Leonard is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. 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)

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

Dr. Janelle Laughlin, who practices in Longmont, CO, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. She is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). She 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. On average, patients gave Dr. Laughlin a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laughlin accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia

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

Dr. Irina Robinson's specialty is adult endocrinology. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Robinson speaks Russian. She 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)

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

Dr. George Chaus works as an orthopedic traumatologist in Aurora, CO, Denver, CO, and Longmont, CO. 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. His areas of expertise consist of fractures (broken bones) and trauma. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Trauma

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

Dr. David Podlecki is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Longmont, CO. Dr. Podlecki is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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)

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

Dr. Sunil Jani sees patients in Longmont, CO and Loveland, CO. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Jani accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He is 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 specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and practices in Longmont, CO. She accepts 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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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.