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We found 10 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Lauderdale Lakes, FL, Miramar, FL, and Pompano Beach, FL. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Sheikh completed a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sheikh takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sheikh's distinctions include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his 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. Jonathan Chad Levy, MD
Specializes in Other
5597 N Dixie Highway
Oakland Park, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Levy studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Levy's areas of expertise consist of shoulder problems and elbow problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His practice 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)

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

Dr. David Gilbert is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gilbert include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gilbert is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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)

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

Dr. Alan Routman is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Oakland Park, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Routman attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. His practice is open to 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Reilly include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Broward Health Imperial Point, and Broward Health Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Reilly average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Michael Freundlich's area of specialization is pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Freundlich include osteoporosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Joe DiMaggio Children's 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. Freundlich accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Soroka Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Freundlich has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Freundlich (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Kidney Problems

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

Dr. Domingo Delgado-Garcia practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. 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: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Verano Hermida specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Hermida has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Kevin Shrock, who practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Shrock average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shrock include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. 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 is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. 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)

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

Dr. Martin Roche practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Oakland Park, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Roche a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems. He honors 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)

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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.