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

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

Dr. Heather Baer works as a physiatrist. Her areas of clinical interest consist of parkinson's disease and stroke. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. Dr. Baer's education and training includes medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Baer is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

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

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

Dr. Eric Hink's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and plastic surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Swedish Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). Dr. Hink is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His 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. Dr. Hink has received distinctions including 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.

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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 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)

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

Dr. James Reid sees patients in Louisville, CO. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Reid's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and wrist problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Dr. Reid attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is affiliated with Centura Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Reid's 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)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Gagliano sees patients in Louisville, CO and Thornton, CO. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Gagliano's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with Centura Health. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Gagliano 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 California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Spanish.

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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 specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Louisville, CO and Wheat Ridge, CO. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in knee problems, foot problems, and ankle problems. Dr. Ocel is affiliated with Centura Health. Dr. Ocel honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine, he 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, who practices in Broomfield, CO and Westminster, CO, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bagley 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. Dr. Bagley is open to new patients. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center. Dr. Bagley (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek.

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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 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)

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

Dr. Thomas Eickmann works as an orthopedist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems and hip problems. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. Dr. Eickmann is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine and a graduate of Loma Linda University Medical Center's residency program. On average, patients gave Dr. Eickmann a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shen is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). 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)

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

Dr. Michael Goldman specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and practices in Aurora, CO and Boulder, CO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goldman include surgical procedures. Dr. Goldman takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
80 Health Park Drive; #230
Louisville, CO
 

Dr. Joseph Hsin is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Hsin attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. 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.