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. Orestes George Rosabal, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7100 W 20th Avenue; Suite 101
Hialeah, FL

Dr. Orestes Rosabal is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Rosabal speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), sports health, and arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Rosabal attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosabal is 3.0 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. Rosabal honors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Roy Cardoso is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Cardoso attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. His clinical interests include shoulder surgery, wrist surgery, and hand surgery procedures. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cardoso (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. His professional 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)

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

Dr. Roberto Moya's training includes residency programs at Miami Children's Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Moya honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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. Alfredo Machado, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3601 Nw 107 Avenue
Doral, FL

Dr. Alfredo Machado works as a pediatrician. After completing medical school at Ponce School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Shands at the University of Florida. His clinical interests include bulimia, thyroid problems, and hepatitis. Dr. Machado honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Machado is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Eating Disorders, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (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 Jo Villar works as a hematologist and oncologist. Dr. Villar's areas of expertise consist of osteoporosis, breast cancer, and tumor. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. She 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. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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 expertise consist of osteoporosis, endometriosis, and scar revision. Dr. Cardenas 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 attending Ponce School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at San Antonio Military Medical Center. Dr. Cardenas is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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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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