We found 14 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold EPO near Deland, FL.

Dr. Royce E Hood Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
740 West Plymouth Avenue
De Land, FL
 

Dr. Royce Hood is an orthopedist in Deland, FL, Orange City, FL, and Lake Mary, FL. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hood takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, fibula (calf bone) fracture, ankle sprain, tibia (shin bone) fracture, wrist fracture, PCL injury, spinal fracture, knee fracture, elbow fracture, hand fracture, ACL injury, gout, ankle fracture, achilles tendon problems, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, pelvic fracture, hip fracture, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), adhesive capsulitis, foot fracture

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Revision Elbow Arthroplasty, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark William Hollmann, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
740 West Plymouth Avenue; Suite #100
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Mark Hollman is an orthopedic surgeon in Deland, FL, Orange City, FL, and Lake Mary, FL. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Hollman has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hollman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, fibula (calf bone) fracture, ankle sprain, tibia (shin bone) fracture, wrist fracture, PCL injury, knee fracture, elbow fracture, hand fracture, ACL injury, gout, tendonitis, ankle fracture, rib fracture, achilles tendon problems, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, pelvic fracture, hip fracture, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), adhesive capsulitis, spinal fracture, osteoarthritis, foot fracture

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Neeraj Sharma, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
1070 N Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Neeraj Sharma is a specialist in oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). He works in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. His average patient rating is 4.5 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. Sharma takes. He attended Indira Gandhi Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kottapurath Kochumohammed Kunjumoideen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
810 N. Spring Garden Avenue
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Kottapurath Kunjumoideen is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Calicut Medical College, R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, and the University of Calcutta and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Kunjumoideen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1070 N Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam practices adult hematology and adult oncology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Visvalingam attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Visvalingam is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alfredo Angel Pegoraro, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
665 Peachwood Drive; Suite 1
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Pegoraro is an adult nephrology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Pegoraro graduated from National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory L Ortega, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1070 N Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Ortega specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Ortega's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ortega is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Santosh Mohandas Nair, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1070 N Stone Street
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Santosh Nair is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. Dr. Nair honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and the University of Madras and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen M Reed, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
740 W Plymouth Avenue
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Reed's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Reed completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reed is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, fibula (calf bone) fracture, soft tissue sarcoma, ankle sprain, tibia (shin bone) fracture, wrist fracture, PCL injury, knee fracture, elbow fracture, hand fracture, ACL injury, gout, ankle fracture, rib fracture, achilles tendon problems, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, pelvic fracture, hip fracture, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), adhesive capsulitis, spinal fracture, osteoarthritis, osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), foot fracture

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Gizelle M Mery, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1070 N . Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Gizelle Mery's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; she sees patients in Deland, FL and Orange City, FL. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Mery speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
750 W Plymouth Avenue
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Edwards works as a general internist in Deland, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University, Dr. Edwards attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma, Osteoarthritis

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
927 N Spring Garden Avenue
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Syed-Bilal Ahmed practices general internal medicine in Orange City, FL and Deland, FL. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. Dr. Ahmed's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahmed honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Osteoporosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Parkinson's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1070 North Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Seema Harichand is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Daytona Beach, FL, Orange City, FL, and Sanford, FL. She studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Harichand trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Kaposi's Sarcoma, Sickle Cell Disease, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
665 Peachwood Drive; Suite 1
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Godson Oguchi's specialty is adult infectious disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Oguchi is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis

All Interests: Cellulitis, Wound Infection, Osteomyelitis, Antibiotics, Lyme Disease, Hepatitis C, Endocarditis, ... (Read more)

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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.