We found 27 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Coventry Catastrophic HMO near Holiday, FL.

Dr. Drew Eugene Warnick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4443 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Drew Warnick's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Warnick include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Warnick takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Jennifer C Swaringen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 110
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Swaringen is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Swaringen's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and joint injections. She is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. She obtained her medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Swaringen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Eaton I Yen, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
8140 Picton Way; Suite 101
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Eaton Yen's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Yen is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yen include pain management. Dr. Yen accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yen obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is affiliated with James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH) and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Neck Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems, Back Pain, Headache, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard George Pigeon, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 110
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Richard Pigeon is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Clearwater, FL and Trinity, FL. Dr. Pigeon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Pigeon include back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Patient reviews placed Dr. Pigeon at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Spinal Procedures, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul L Benfanti, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
4443 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Paul Benfanti practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and wrist problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Benfanti's education and training includes medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and residency at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Benfanti speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Steven Carl Mirabello, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5221 Hanff Lane
New Port Richie, FL
 

Dr. Steven Mirabello works as an orthopedic surgeon in Palm Harbor, FL and New Port Richie, FL. His clinical interests include microsurgery, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Dr. Mirabello is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' residency program. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, sprains

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. David Richmond Whiddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 110
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. David Whiddon is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He works in Clearwater, FL, Trinity, FL, and Safety Harbor, FL. These areas are among Dr. Whiddon's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Whiddon's medical residency was performed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whiddon honors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Jose Rivera, MD
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2039 Little Road; Suite A
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Juan Rivera is a medical specialist in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rivera at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Achilles tendon problems, sprains, ankle fracture

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Fracture, Calluses, Sprains, Corns, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendon Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Cade Messer, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
559 Austin Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Messer is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Messer include trigger point injections, cervical (neck) spine problems, and lumbar fusion. Dr. Messer's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Messer is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Spinal Procedures, Fractures, Back Problems, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Anthony Hanff, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2165 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Hanff works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Hanff's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hanff takes.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Shiv Kumar Aggarwal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5522 Trouble Creek Road; Suite 100
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Shiv Aggarwal is a New Port Richey, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Aggarwal is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, alcohol abuse, and biofeedback. Dr. Aggarwal's professional affiliations include BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Aggarwal graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College and then he performed his residency at Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) speaks Greek, Polish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pritesh Nandu Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1838 Healthcare Drive; Building 2 Unit 2
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Pritesh Patel's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient reviews placed Dr. Patel at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. 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. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3535 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. He completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Chowdappa takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Apollo Medical Center, BayCare Health System, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Obesity, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Lynne Cook, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2165 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Cook is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Cook studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cook 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: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. David Lawrence Herndon, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7633 Cita Ln; New Port
Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Herndon's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Herndon include emphysema, menopause, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Herndon's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Health System, Access Healthcare, and Medical Center of Trinity. Before performing his residency at Largo Medical Center, Dr. Herndon attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Immunization, Hypertension, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, General Care, Asthma, Menopause, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bharat M Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8140 Picton Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Bharat Desai's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Dr. Desai is rated highly by Dr. Desai's patients. Dr. Desai's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Desai is affiliated with BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Desai is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing Dr. Desai's residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Desai attended medical school at Medical College Baroda.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Immunization, Bronchoscopy, Hypertension, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Excision of Skin Lesion, ... (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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