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We found 15 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Everyday Health near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4850 W Oakland Park Boulevard; Suite 201
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Babak Sheikh's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Sheikh's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. Dr. Sheikh is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sheikh's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Julio C Robla, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Julio Robla practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, arthritis, and hip problems. Dr. Robla's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Robla at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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.

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

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

Dr. Roger Khalil Khouri, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Roger Khouri's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Khouri's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Khouri attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rhode Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Khouri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roy Cardoso, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Roy Cardoso practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of shoulder surgery, wrist surgery, and hand surgery procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Cardoso performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Cardoso (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Harrison Gilbert, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5301 N. Dixie Highway; Suite 203
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. David Gilbert's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Gilbert is conversant in Spanish. He has a special interest in hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. His professional affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point, Holy Cross Hospital, and Broward Health North. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gilbert trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Gilbert's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Gilbert welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand Problems, Pain, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Anne Ouellette, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Ouelette is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ouelette has indicated that her clinical interests include carpal tunnel syndrome. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Ouelette completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hand Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. Michael Thomas Reilly, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
41 Compass Island
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Michael Reilly sees patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reilly include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He accepts 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 Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Reilly is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Broward Health Imperial Point, and Broward Health Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Roberto Augusto Miki, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Miki, who practices in Miami, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Coconut Grove, FL, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Miki's clinical interests: osteoporosis, hand problems, and wrist problems. His average rating from his patients is 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. Miki takes. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Miki completed residency programs at the University of Missouri Health System and Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Scar Revision, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Timothy Alfonso, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Alfonso practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass tumor, musculoskeletal problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Alfonso's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. Before completing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Alfonso attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hand Problems, Tumor, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Gilbert Daniel Beauperthuy-Rojas, DO
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Gilbert Beauperthuy-Rojas sees patients in Miami, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Beauperthuy-Rojas's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Beauperthuy-Rojas include back problems. His professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Beauperthuy-Rojas honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Leg Problems

Dr. Francisco Guillermo Tudela Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, 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. Jonathan Fox, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Fox works as a family medicine practitioner in Miami, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Homestead, FL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: holistic medicine, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Fox honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Westchester General Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Fox's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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Dr. Ernesto Cardenas, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, 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. Francisco Eduardo Cruz Pachano, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, 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. Carla C Rabassa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Carla Rabassa specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Miami, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Rabassa speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rabassa include migraine, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Rabassa graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating 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. Rabassa accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Hypertension, Migraine, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis

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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.