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We found 21 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold EPO near Doral, FL.

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery, Other
3650 Nw 82nd Avenue; Suite 201
Miamia, FL
 

Dr. Juan Raposo is a specialist in orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. He works in Hudson, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Miami, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In Dr. Raposo's practice, he is particularly interested in hip replacement, knee replacement, and lumbar laminectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He accepts 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: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Spinal Stenosis, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Ana L Paredes, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
3200 Sw 60th Court; Suite 305
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ana Paredes' specialty is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Her areas of expertise include osteoporosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. Dr. Paredes is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paredes honors. She is accepting new patients. She graduated from Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Paredes's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Osteoporosis

Dr. Juan Alberto Prieto, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
14440 Sw 9 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Juan Prieto's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Prieto's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He completed his residency training at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Prieto a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prieto has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Scoliosis, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Rafael Beato, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
5524 Sw 8th Street
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Beato practices cardiology (heart disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include knee problems, migraine, and depression. Dr. Beato is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Beato graduated from the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston for residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. John Woodward Hoover III, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
2575 Sw 67th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. John Hoover's medical specialty is family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, diabetes, and obesity. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hoover graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hoover completed a residency program at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. Dr. Hoover speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, Scar Revision, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other
2140 W 68th Street; Suite 201
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Moya has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Moya completed his residency training at Miami Children's Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Allen Tidwell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3100 Sw 72nd Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Tidwell works as an orthopedist. Dr. Tidwell has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tidwell takes. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Tidwell's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Tumor, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Amalia Mercedes Landa-Galindez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
885 Sw 109th Avenue; Suite 131 Pg5 Building
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Amalia Landa-Galindez works as a general internist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Landa-Galindez include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and acne. Dr. Landa-Galindez is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. She 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. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Landa-Galindez speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Eating Disorders, Hypertension, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Hormone Therapy, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francisco Guillermo Tudela Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
777 East 25 Street, Suite 106; Hialeah Medical Plaza
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Tudela is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Tudela is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS), osteoporosis, and preventive care. Dr. Tudela is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tudela graduated from the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Multiple Sclerosis, Osteoporosis, Preventive Care

Dr. Avi Chanan Baitner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3100 Sw 62nd Avenue; Ortho Department
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Avi Baitner is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Baitner is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Pablo Edies Delgado, MD
Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
1303 Sw 107 Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Pablo Delgado's specialty is general gynecology. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Delgado's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), ulcers, and osteoporosis. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Incontinence, Hemorrhoids, Gynecological Problems, Ulcers, Menopause, Infertility, Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernesto Cardenas, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
3785 Nw 82 Avenue; Suite 307
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ernesto Cardenas is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Cardenas is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Cardenas include osteoporosis, endometriosis, and scar revision. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Mercy Hospital. He attended Ponce School of Medicine and subsequently trained at San Antonio Military Medical Center for residency. Dr. Cardenas accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Scar Revision, Gynecological Problems, Endometriosis, Osteoporosis

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4580 Sw 8th Street
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and depression. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gonzalez graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at West Suburban Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angel F Vidal, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7100 W 20 Avenue; Suite 704
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Angel Vidal is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Miami, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Hialeah, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Vidal is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Vidal takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Francisco Eduardo Cruz Pachano, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3785 Nw 82 Avenue; Suite 307
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Cruz-Pachano's specialty is general gynecology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in osteoporosis, endometriosis, and scar revision. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cruz-Pachano completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cruz-Pachano is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Scar Revision, Gynecological Problems, Endometriosis

Dr. Pedro Ramon Caro, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
5850 W Flagler Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Caro sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Caro's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Migraine, Spider Veins, Snoring, Liver Disease, ... (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.