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We found 15 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier 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's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma and spine surgery; he sees patients in Hudson, FL, Miami, FL, and Doral, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Raposo speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Raposo include hip replacement, knee replacement, and lumbar laminectomy. He is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Raposo 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.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). She works in Miami, FL. Dr. Paredes obtained her medical school training at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. In her practice, she is particularly interested in osteoporosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. 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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Paredes is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Osteoporosis

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

Dr. John Hoover's areas of specialization are family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine; he sees patients in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL. Dr. Hoover is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare's residency program. His areas of expertise include depression, diabetes, and obesity. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoover honors. He is conversant in 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 speaks Spanish. He completed his residency training at Miami Children's Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Dr. Moya's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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 is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Tidwell is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. She studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Landa-Galindez include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and acne. Dr. Landa-Galindez's average rating from her patients 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. Landa-Galindez honors. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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

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

Dr. Avi Baitner is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Aventura, FL and Miami, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baitner honors. Dr. Baitner attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Ernesto Cardenas' medical specialty is obstetrics and gynecology. He is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at San Antonio Military Medical Center. Dr. Cardenas is especially interested in osteoporosis, endometriosis, and scar revision. Dr. Cardenas 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 conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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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 Coral Gables, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include knee problems, migraine, and depression. Dr. Gonzalez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at West Suburban Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. She is 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 works as a rheumatologist. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. On average, patients gave Dr. Vidal a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Vidal is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. Pablo Edies Delgado, MD
Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
1303 Sw 107 Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Pablo Delgado is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. Dr. Delgado attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Clinical interests for Dr. Delgado include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), ulcers, and osteoporosis. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His professional 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. Pedro Ramon Caro, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
5850 W Flagler Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Caro works as a family practice physician. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and thyroid problems. He 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. Dr. Caro is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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

Dr. Keila Hoover, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
7371 Sw 24th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Keila Hoover's specialties are family medicine and urgent care. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hoover include bulimia, holistic medicine, and migraine. Dr. Hoover is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. She is in-network 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 American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Hoover's residency was performed at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Graves Disease, Immunization, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Food ... (Read more)

Dr. Carla C Rabassa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
885 Sw 109 Avenue; Room 131
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carla Rabassa sees patients in Miami, FL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. She speaks Spanish. She has indicated that her clinical interests include migraine, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Rabassa is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Rabassa attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Rabassa average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network 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: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Hypertension, Migraine, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis

Dr. Mary Jo Villar, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
8600 Nw 41 Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mary Villar is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. She has a special interest in osteoporosis, breast cancer, and tumor. Dr. Villar honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Villar's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Cancer, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

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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.