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We found 46 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare Compass HMO 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Sheikh obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. His distinctions include: 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 affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. His practice is open to new patients.

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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)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1600 S Andrews Ave; Fort
Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Jesse Shaw specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shaw's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and reverse total shoulder replacement. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shaw takes. Before performing his residency at Peninsula Hospital Center, Dr. Shaw attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Voglino is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, osteoarthritis, and sports health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Voglino accepts. Before performing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Voglino attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Voglino speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (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, who practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Coral Gables, FL, and Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has indicated that his clinical interests include carpal tunnel syndrome. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alex takes. In addition to English, Dr. Alex (or staff) speaks Spanish and Japanese. He is affiliated with 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. Ramiro Nieves, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Ramiro Nieves sees patients in Miami, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Nieves focuses on osteoarthritis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Nieves attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nieves completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Nieves's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital.

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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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. His clinical interests include knee problems, osteoarthritis, and sports health. 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. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Robla 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: , osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, 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 is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Khouri's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 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. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Khouri's training includes residency programs at Rhode Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Khouri (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Clinical interests for Dr. Jonathan Levy include shoulder problems and elbow problems. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Levy completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has an open panel.

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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 area of specialization is orthopedic oncology. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Walter Reed Army Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Temple is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Temple has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. He is 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. Roy Cardoso, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Roy Cardoso is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Miami, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Plantation, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Cardoso include shoulder surgery, wrist surgery, and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Cardoso 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 George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Dr. Cardoso (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Cardoso is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder 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 sees patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. Her medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ouelette has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise consist of carpal tunnel syndrome and trauma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ouelette takes. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Ouelette attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ouelette's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, ... (Read more)

Dr. Henry Elias Paez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Henry Paez's area of specialization is family medicine. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), migraine, and depression. Dr. Paez is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Central University of the Caribbean. Dr. Paez honors AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Migraine, Liver ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alan Routman practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Routman speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Routman attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Routman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Michael Thomas Reilly, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
41 Compass Island
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Michael Reilly is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Reilly include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Broward Health Imperial Point, and Broward Health Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Reilly is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Reilly takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1100 W Oakland Park Boulevard; Suite #3
Wilton Manors, FL
 

Dr. Kingsley Chin practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Chin at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arthritis. He honors United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chin's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Neck Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Lower Back Problems

Dr. Julio C Pita Jr., MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Other
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Julio Pita is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, pituitary disorders, and osteoporosis. Dr. Pita's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Pita attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pita include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Pituitary Disorders

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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.