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's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include injuries, general care, and wounds. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rose Medical Center, Dr. Poddar attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Poddar include: Neer Award, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons; Physicians Recognition Award, American Medical Association; and Community Preceptor of the Year, Rose Family Medicine Residency. His hospital/clinic 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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Schneider average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). His areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, sleep apnea, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Allen's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Allen is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Allen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Clinical interests for Dr. Janssen include spine problems, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. The average patient rating for Dr. Janssen is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health and Children's Hospital Colorado.

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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'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
3550 Lutheran Parkway; #201
Wheat Ridge, 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 Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3550 Lutheran Parkway; Suite 201
Wheat Ridge, 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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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.