We found 31 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept BlueCare All Copay 1491 near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. James Raymond Clugston, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
280 Fletcher Drive
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. James Clugston is a family practice physician and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Clugston's areas of expertise include the following: concussion, strains, and preventive care. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Strains, Tendonitis, Sprains, Concussion, Preventive Care, Fractures

Dr. Jason L Zaremski, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jason Zaremski practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Zaremski performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zaremski include shoulder pain. 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. Zaremski is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Shoulder Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Bryan Rodger Prine Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Bryan Prine specializes in family medicine and sports medicine and practices in Gainesville, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prine include strains, sprains, and fractures (broken bones). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prine attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Prine completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received distinctions including Resident Teaching Award, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, UF and Golden Apple Teaching Award in Family Medicine, UF.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Strains, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sprains

Dr. Kevin Robert Vincent, PhD, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Vincent is a rehabilitation physician. Dr. Vincent's education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He has indicated that his clinical interests include compartment syndrome, tendonitis, and knee pain. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vincent has received the following distinctions: US Bone and Joint Decade Scholar; Associate Editor and Feature Editor, PMR Journal; and Editorial Board: Knowledge Now: American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Knee Pain, Compartment Syndrome

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4500 W Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Rocca works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at National Naval Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Rocca is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Frieda Pozie Ansoanuur, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1600 Sw Archer Road; #100371
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Frieda Ansoanuur is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). After attending Morehouse School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. In her practice, Dr. Ansoanuur focuses on spasticity and cerebral palsy. Dr. Ansoanuur is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ansoanuur is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Spina Bifida, Musculoskeletal Problems, Cerebral Palsy, Spine Problems, Spasticity, Injuries

Dr. Thomas William Wright Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Wright is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, elbow pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Wright's education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Wright has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA); Dean's List All Quarters of Attendance in College; and Phi Sigma (Biology Honor Society). He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Fractures, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Parker Gibbs Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. C. Gibbs' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Gibbs is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include rhabdomyosarcoma. Dr. Gibbs is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His distinctions include: the University of Florida College of Medicine Faculty Research Award in Clinical Science; Eugene L. Jewett Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery -Present; and the University of Colorado Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. Dr. Gibbs's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , rhabdomyosarcoma, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), bone problems

All Interests: Rhabdomyosarcoma, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Cancer, Tumor, Biopsy

Dr. Eric Scott Sobel, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Eric Sobel practices adult rheumatology in Gainesville, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Sobel include polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Sobel's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Polymyositis

Dr. Mark Thomas Scarborough, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mark Scarborough's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Scarborough has a special interest in rhabdomyosarcoma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: G. W. N. Eggers Society Best Resident Paper Award, University of Texas Medical Branch and W. F. Enneking Teaching Award, Univ. of Florida College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , rhabdomyosarcoma, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), bone problems

All Interests: Rhabdomyosarcoma, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Tumor, Biopsy

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Joseph King's specialties are hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. King is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. King include musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. King's education and training includes medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Larry Keith Chidgey, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Larry Chidgey is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He 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. Chidgey has received professional recognition including the following: Nominee for College of Medicine Basic Science and Clinic Science Teacher of the year, .. Dr. Chidgey is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Siegfried O F Schmidt, PhD, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Siegfried Schmidt works as a family practice physician. Clinical interests for Dr. Schmidt include diabetes, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He 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. He attended the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Schmidt is conversant in German.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Migraine, Diabetes, Alternative Medicine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Loretta Mary Coady Fariborzian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Loretta Coady-Fariborzian is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Coady-Fariborzian's areas of expertise include the following: carpal tunnel surgery, free flap breast reconstruction, and TRAM flap breast reconstruction. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. She studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Coady-Fariborzian's medical residency was performed at North Shore University Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Microsurgery, Dupuytren's Contracture, Breast Reconstruction with Flap ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Alan Zlotecki, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Robert Zlotecki's specialty is radiation oncology. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Zlotecki 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 the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma, bone cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), bone problems

All Interests: Bone Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Colon Cancer, Soft ... (Read more)

Dr. Roland Staud, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Roland Staud's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Staud include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Staud takes. After attending Free University of Berlin and Humboldt University of Berlin for medical school, he completed his residency training at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: UF Research Professor. Dr. Staud is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Scleroderma, Complex Regional Pain ... (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.
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