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We found 52 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'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. Mauricio Fernando Herrera, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Mauricio Herrera works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Herrera's clinical interests encompass arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Herrera's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Herrera has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Eduardo Hernandez Gonzalez-Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Eduardo Gonzalez-Hernandez's specialties are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Gonzalez-Hernandez's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez-Hernandez graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at UH Case Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Alejandro Posada, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Posada practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Posada focuses on knee problems. Dr. Posada's 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Posada's education and training includes medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Alex, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Alex works as a hand surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include carpal tunnel syndrome. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Alex attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Dr. Alex (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Japanese. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. James Arthur Voglino, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. James Voglino is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems and hip problems. Dr. Voglino's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramiro Nieves, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Ramiro Nieves' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Nieves's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Nieves is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems

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. Jonathan Chad Levy, MD
Specializes in Other
5597 N Dixie Highway
Oakland Park, FL
 

Patient ratings for Dr. Jonathan Levy average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Levy's clinical interests: shoulder problems and elbow problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Levy completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is accepting 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. Harry Thomas Temple, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Oncology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Harry Temple's specialty is orthopedic oncology. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Temple trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Temple is 4.5 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. Temple has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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

All Interests: Fractures, Knee Revision, Soft Tissue Tumor, Ankle Reconstruction, Amputation, Metabolic Bone ... (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. Rafael J Fernandez Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Fernandez works as an orthopedic surgeon in Miami, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. He has a special interest in knee problems and hip problems. Dr. Fernandez is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fernandez attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems

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

Dr. Alan Routman is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Routman attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Routman is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. He 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. 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

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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.