We found 8 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana near Westminster, CO.

UCHealth - Sourav Poddar MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
7403 Church Ranch Boulevard
Westminster, CO
 

Dr. Sourav Poddar practices family medicine and sports medicine in Aurora, CO, Boulder, CO, and Denver, CO. Dr. Poddar has indicated that his clinical interests include injuries, general care, and wounds. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Rose Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Neer Award, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons; Physicians Recognition Award, American Medical Association; and Community Preceptor of the Year, Rose Family Medicine Residency. His professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Wounds, Fractures, Knee Problems, Strains, Leg Problems, Shoulder Injury, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. David James Schneider, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8510 Bryant Street; Suite 120
Westminster, CO
 

Dr. David Schneider is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Golden, CO and Westminster, CO. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Schneider include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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)

Dr. Gregory Carter Allen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
3455 Lutheran Parkway; Suite 230
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Gregory Allen is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Allen's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Allen include cleft lip and palate, sleep apnea, and thyroid cancer. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Dr. Allen is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Tinnitus, Tumor, Dizziness, Ear Infection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Edward Janssen, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9005 Grant Street; #200
Thornton, CO
 

Dr. Michael Janssen's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Thornton, CO and Denver, CO. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Janssen's clinical interests encompass spine problems, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health and Children's Hospital Colorado. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Spine Problems, Trauma

Dr. Jeffrey Roy Gagliano, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9195 Grant Street; Suite 120
Thornton, CO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Gagliano is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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 California, San Francisco (UCSF). These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Gagliano is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gagliano 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)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3550 Lutheran Parkway; #201
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Daniel Ocel works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Louisville, CO and Wheat Ridge, CO. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ocel include knee problems, foot problems, and ankle problems. Dr. Ocel is affiliated with Centura Health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ocel accepts. Dr. Ocel attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency.

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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)

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

Dr. Michael Bagley's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center, Dr. Bagley attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bagley (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. Dr. Bagley has an open panel.

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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)

Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3550 Lutheran Parkway; Suite 201
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Thomas Eickmann practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Louisville, CO and Wheat Ridge, CO. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include knee problems and hip problems. Dr. Eickmann is affiliated with Centura Health. Dr. Eickmann is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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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.
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