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We found 15 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Deltona, FL.

Dr. Neeraj Sharma, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
2776 Enterprise Road; Suite 100
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Neeraj Sharma specializes in oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). He is rated highly by his patients. He is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Sharma 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 a graduate of Indira Gandhi Medical College and a graduate of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers' residency program.

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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. Bhanu Visvalingam, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2776 Enterprise Road; Suite 100
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Winthrop University Hospital's residency program. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Visvalingam accepts. Dr. Visvalingam is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

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Dr. Rene Cabeza, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2776 Enterprise Road; Suite 100
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Rene Cabeza is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Cabeza speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Juan N. Corpas University Foundation and performed his residency at Robert Packer Hospital and St. John's Episcopal Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cabeza honors.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

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Dr. Alfredo Angel Pegoraro, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2877 Wellness Avenue
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Pegoraro's medical specialty is adult nephrology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Pegoraro is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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
2776 Enterprise Road; Suite 100
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Ortega is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ortega takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. Dr. Ortega trained at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU) for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. 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. Santosh Mohandas Nair, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2776 Enterprise Road; Suite 100
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Santosh Nair sees patients in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Nair is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and the University of Madras. For his residency, Dr. Nair trained 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. Pontenciano Divino Gonzales Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
62 Spring Vista Drive
Debary, FL
 

Dr. Pontenciano Gonzales is a family practitioner. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzales (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Gonzales graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gonzales average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzales honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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Dr. Gizelle M Mery, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2776 Enterprise Road; Suite 100
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Gizelle Mery works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Mery is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. She graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Mery completed her residency training at Winthrop University Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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
809 Deltona Boulevard; Suite A
Deltona, FL
 

Dr. Sadrunnisa Hameedi specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Hameedi has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Mount Vernon Hospital and Jersey City Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, osteoarthritis

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

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Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
70 Fox Ridge; Suite B
Debary, FL
 

Dr. Sanjiv Kapil's area of specialization is rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Dr. Kapil attended Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. Patient ratings for Dr. Kapil average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kapil is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Shakeela A Tawwab, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
780 Deltona Boulevard
Deltona, FL
 

Dr. Shakeela Tawwab works as a gynecologic oncologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Tawwab average 3.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Tawwab accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Gandhi Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cervicitis, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Menstrual Migraine, HPV, Sickle Cell Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2776 Enterprise Road; Suite 100
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Seema Harichand is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Daytona Beach, FL, Orange City, FL, and Sanford, FL. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Harichand attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Harichand is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

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

Dr. Vinny Manjaly Varghese, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2720 Rebecca Lane; 2
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Vinny Varghese is an internist in Orange City, FL. After attending St. John's Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Varghese takes. Dr. Varghese is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
955 Town Center Drive; Suite 100
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Godson Oguchi is a specialist in adult infectious disease. He works in Orange City, FL and Deland, FL. Dr. Oguchi graduated from the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is 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)

Joseph Francis Thomas
Specializes in Podiatry
602 Deltona Boulevard
Deltona, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Thomas works as a foot doctor. Dr. Thomas honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , foot fracture

All Interests: Plantar Fasciitis, Hammer Toe, Bunions, Foot Fracture

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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.