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

Dr. Babak Sheikh is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Lauderdale Lakes, FL, Miramar, FL, and Pompano Beach, FL. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Sheikh a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. 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. Sheikh has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1600 S Andrews Avenue; 1st Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis works as a general surgeon and transplant surgeon. Dr. Tzakis attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tzakis include polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis 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 Dr. Tzakis has received include Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek and French. Dr. Tzakis's professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , angiosarcoma

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Angiosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Fibroma, Acute Kidney Injury, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology, Adult Hepatology
1600 S Andrews Avenue; West Wing
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Xaralambos Zervos' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology, transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), and adult hepatology. Dr. Zervos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Clinical interests for Dr. Zervos include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Zervos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Broward Health Medical Center. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Zervos honors 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: , angiosarcoma

All Interests: Angiosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Fibroma, Ascites, Sarcoidosis, Cirrhosis, Hepatectomy, Hepatocellular ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Stuart Routman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5601 N Dixie Highway; Suite 210
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Alan Routman is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Routman is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Routman accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Michael Reilly works as an orthopedist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Reilly is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Reilly is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Reilly performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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. Jonathan Chad Levy, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5597 N Dixie Highway
Oakland Park, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Levy's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Levy's clinical interests encompass shoulder problems and elbow problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 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. Levy accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Levy attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Specializes in Transplant Hepatology, Transplant Surgery, Adult Hepatology
1600 S Andrews Avenue; West Wing
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. John Rivas practices transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine), transplant surgery, and adult hepatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Rivas average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rivas include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Broward Health Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Rivas speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , angiosarcoma

All Interests: Angiosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Fibroma, Ascites, Sarcoidosis, Cirrhosis, Hepatectomy, Hepatocellular ... (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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gilbert has indicated that his clinical interests include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. He 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 New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gilbert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point, Holy Cross Hospital, and Broward Health North. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1212 E Broward Boulevard; Suite 300
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Domingo Delgado-Garcia's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Delgado-Garcia's clinical interests: 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.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Kevin B Shrock, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1414 Se 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Shrock is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Shrock's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Shrock is affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Michael Freundlich, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
1600 S. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Michael Freundlich, who practices in Hollywood, FL, Miami, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). He attended medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Freundlich trained at Soroka Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in osteoporosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Freundlich include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Freundlich (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. His professional affiliations include Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4725 N Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Martin Roche's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Roche highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in knee problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5597 N Dixie Highway
Oakland Park, FL
 

Dr. Verano Hermida is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Oakland Park, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Hermida include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Hermida 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. Hermida graduated from Temple University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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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.
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