We found 12 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Louisville, CO.

UCHealth - Heather Baer MD
Specializes in Physiatry
5495 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Heather Baer, who practices in Aurora, CO and Boulder, CO, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Her areas of expertise consist of parkinson's disease and stroke. Dr. Baer takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

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UCHealth - Eric Hink MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5495 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Eric Hink is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Aurora, CO, Boulder, CO, and Lone Tree, CO. These areas are among Dr. Hink's clinical interests: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and plastic surgery procedures. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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. Dr. Hink has received the following distinctions: 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. He is professionally affiliated with 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

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Dr. Matthew Robert Gerlach, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Matthew Gerlach is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Gerlach is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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)

Dr. James Gordon Reid, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1032 S. 88th Street
Louisville, CO
 

Dr. James Reid is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and wrist problems. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Reid takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Reid graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. He is affiliated with Centura Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Roy Gagliano, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1032 S. 88th Street
Louisville, CO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Gagliano's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Gagliano's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Centura Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
80 Health Park Drive; #230
Louisville, CO
 

Dr. Daniel Ocel is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Louisville, CO and Wheat Ridge, CO. Dr. Ocel has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ocel include knee problems, foot problems, and ankle problems. He is affiliated with Centura Health. Dr. Ocel accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
340 E 1st Avenue; Suite 102
Broomfield, CO
 

Dr. Michael Bagley is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bagley's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bagley completed a residency program at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center. Dr. Bagley (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. Bagley's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
300 Exempla Circle; Suite 200
Lafayette, CO
 

Dr. Curtis Leonard's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Leonard include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leonard is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Kansas 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)

UCHealth - Michael Goldman DPM
Specializes in Podiatry
5495 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Michael Goldman's specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). His areas of expertise include surgical procedures. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Goldman is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Joint Problems, Foot Problems, Injuries

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
80 Health Park Drive; Suite 230
Louisville, CO
 

Dr. Thomas Eickmann's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Eickmann has a special interest in knee problems and hip problems. He is affiliated with Centura Health. He attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Eickmann a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eickmann accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
80 Health Park Drive; Suite 230
Louisville, CO
 

Dr. Michael Shen practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Louisville, CO and Denver, CO. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shen trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Shen's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Centura Health.

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

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
80 Health Park Drive; #230
Louisville, CO
 

Dr. Joseph Hsin is an orthopedic surgeon in Louisville, CO. Dr. Hsin is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is affiliated with Centura Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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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.