We found 7 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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hialeah, FL and Miramar, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosabal include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), sports health, and arthritis. Dr. Rosabal's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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 SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Rosabal completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rosabal is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West.

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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 67 Avenue; Suite 306
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Roy Cardoso specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Miami Lakes, FL, Plantation, FL, and Hialeah, FL. Dr. Cardoso (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cardoso include shoulder surgery, wrist surgery, and hand surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. Dr. Cardoso attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. 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.

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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 speaks Spanish. For his professional training, Dr. Moya completed residency programs at Miami Children's Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Moya takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
7975 Northwest 154th Street; Suite 210
Miami Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Santiago Figuereo is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. After attending Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. His clinical interests include scoliosis, kyphosis, and herniated disc. Patient ratings for Dr. Figuereo average 3.0 stars out of 5. AvMed, United Healthcare Plans, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Figuereo accepts. Dr. Figuereo is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Degenerative Disc Disease, Musculoskeletal Problems, Kyphosis, Robotic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Angel Vidal is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Vidal is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Vidal include knee problems, trigger point injections, and osteoporosis. Patient ratings for Dr. Vidal average 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. Dr. Vidal is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Nerve Block, Neck 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 is a hematologist and oncologist. She is especially interested in osteoporosis, breast cancer, and tumor. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Villar attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida for residency. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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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' medical specialty is obstetrics and gynecology. He has a special interest in osteoporosis, endometriosis, and scar revision. Dr. Cardenas 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. Before completing his residency at San Antonio Military Medical Center, Dr. Cardenas attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Cardenas is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Mercy 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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