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We found 8 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept BlueOptions Essential Health S1400 near Coral Springs, FL.

Dr. Harris Gellman, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3100 Coral Hills Drive; #305
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Harris Gellman's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gellman accepts. Dr. Gellman graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gellman include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System, the University Hospital, and Broward Health Coral Springs. Dr. Gellman is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
7857 N. University Drive
Parkland, FL
 

Dr. Mirko Meier Davila is a family practitioner in Parkland, FL. Dr. Meier Davila completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. These areas are among his clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), allergic contact dermatitis, and depression. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Meier Davila accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Depression, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Cellulitis, Conjunctivitis, Common Cold, Hypertension, Acute ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremy Stephen Frank, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
5830 Coral Ridge Drive; Suite #207
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Frank's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, pain, and sports health. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Frank attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His distinctions include: Clinical Honors in Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery; Phi Beta Kappa; and Summa Cum Laude equivalent (GPA 4.0/4.0), University of Texas at Austin. In addition to English, Dr. Frank speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Steven Jay Ory, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other
2960 North State Road 7; Suite 300
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Steven Ory's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Clinical interests for Dr. Ory include osteoporosis, infertility, and endometriosis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ory takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ory's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ory include: South Florida Super Doctors; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Infertility, Osteoporosis, Endometriosis

Dr. Matthew L Fazekas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
5830 Coral Ridge Drive; Suite 207
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Fazekas works as a pediatric sports medicine specialist in Hollywood, FL, Miramar, FL, and Coral Springs, FL. In his practice, Dr. Fazekas focuses on concussion, sports health, and fractures (broken bones). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fazekas accepts. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Fazekas trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Concussion

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Specializes in Family Medicine
7857 N. University Drive; Mail Code Parkland
Parkland, FL
 

Dr. Kamaljit Kaur's area of specialization is family medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaur include type 2 diabetes, nutrition issues, and diabetes management. Dr. Kaur honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from St. Matthew's University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kaur completed a residency program at Virtua Voorhees. Dr. Kaur (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis, tendonitis

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Immunization, Bronchitis, Cellulitis, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Manuel Porth, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
7225 N University Drive; Suite 201
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Manuel Porth's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Porth attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Porth include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), pain, and cancer. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Porth is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Cancer, Pain, Metabolic ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Ross Christie, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
2960 N State Road 7; Suite 300
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Christie is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Christie include cancer, osteoporosis, and infertility. Dr. Christie is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Baptist Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Christie attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Infertility, Osteoporosis, Cancer, Endometriosis

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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.