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We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Hialeah, FL.

Dr. Roy Cardoso, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15600 Nw 67 Avenue; Suite 306
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Roy Cardoso practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Plantation, FL, Hialeah, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His clinical interests include shoulder surgery, wrist surgery, and hand surgery procedures. 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. Cardoso 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. In addition to English, Dr. Cardoso (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery, Other
3650 Nw 82nd Avenue; Suite 201
Miamia, FL
 

Dr. Juan Raposo works as an orthopedic traumatologist and spine surgeon in Hudson, FL, Miami, FL, and Doral, FL. Dr. Raposo is especially interested in hip replacement, knee replacement, and lumbar laminectomy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Raposo trained at Mayo Clinic. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Spinal Stenosis, Hip ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other
2140 W 68th Street; Suite 201
Hialeah, FL
 

In addition to English, Dr. Roberto Moya speaks Spanish. His training includes residency programs at Miami Children's Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Moya takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernesto Cardenas, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
3785 Nw 82 Avenue; Suite 307
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ernesto Cardenas practices obstetrics and gynecology. His areas of clinical interest consist of osteoporosis, endometriosis, and scar revision. Dr. Cardenas is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Mercy Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cardenas studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine. He trained at San Antonio Military Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Scar Revision, Gynecological Problems, Endometriosis, Osteoporosis

Dr. Angel F Vidal, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
7100 W 20 Avenue; Suite 704
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Angel Vidal practices adult rheumatology in Miami, FL and Hialeah, FL. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. Patients rated Dr. Vidal highly, giving him an average of 4.0 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. Vidal accepts. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vidal's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Jo Villar, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
7600 W 20th Avenue; Ste 103-104
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Mary Villar is a hematologist and oncologist in Doral, FL, Miami, FL, and Hialeah, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Villar include osteoporosis, breast cancer, and tumor. She is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Villar honors. She is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida's residency program. Dr. Villar speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Cancer, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

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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.