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We found 14 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Louisville, CO.

Dr. Heather Rachel Baer Ene, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
5495 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Heather Baer's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Her areas of expertise include parkinson's disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Denver Health, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Dr. Baer accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Spina Bifida, Dystonia, Parkinson's Disease, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Morteza Khodaee, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
Broomfied, CO
 

Dr. Morteza Khodaee's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Khodaee speaks Persian. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. He is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Islamic Azad University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Khodaee completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Faculty of the Year, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Faculty Development Award, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Ultrasound, Vasectomy, Fractures, Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, Arthritis, General Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rachel Anne Brakke, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
Broomfield, CO
 

Dr. Rachel Brakke is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Brakke's professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), the University Physicians, and Boulder Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Spine Problems, Pain Management, Joint Problems, Back Pain, Injuries, Rehabilitation

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

Dr. Michael Bagley practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Bagley (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. Clinical interests for Dr. Bagley include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Bagley is affiliated with North Suburban Medical Center and Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center for residency. Dr. Bagley honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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, Sports Medicine
80 Health Park Drive; #230
Louisville, CO
 

Dr. Joseph Hsin is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Louisville, CO and Wheat Ridge, CO. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Hsin'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 professionally affiliated with Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center, and Avista Adventist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Eric Michael Hink, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5495 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Eric Hink is an ophthalmologist in Aurora, CO, Boulder, CO, and Lone Tree, CO. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Hink accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He 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 affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and Swedish Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. James Reid is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Louisville, CO. Patients gave Dr. Reid an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reid include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and wrist problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reid honors. Dr. Reid is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His training includes a residency program at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boulder Community Hospital and Avista Adventist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Daniel Ocel specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Ocel's clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and ankle problems. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Ocel's professional affiliations include Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center, and Avista Adventist Hospital.

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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)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Gagliano is an orthopedist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Gagliano include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Gagliano is affiliated with Centura Health. Dr. Gagliano 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 an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
300 Exempla Circle; Suite 200
Lafayette, 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)

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

Dr. Thomas Eickmann is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Eickmann's clinical interests: knee problems and hip problems. He is professionally affiliated with Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center, and Avista Adventist Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Eickmann studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for his residency.

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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 sees patients in Louisville, CO and Denver, CO. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shen is affiliated with Parker Adventist Hospital, Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, and The Medical Center of Aurora. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shen takes. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU).

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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)

Michael A Goldman
Specializes in Podiatry
5495 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Michael Goldman practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). His clinical interests include surgical procedures. His professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldman takes.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

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

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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.