We found 46 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Homestead, FL.

Dr. Charles Barry Craythorne, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
613 S Magnolia Avenue; Suite 1
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Craythorne, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Craythorne (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Craythorne include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Craythorne's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Craythorne completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Patient ratings for Dr. Craythorne average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Craythorne honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Charles Cole Nofsinger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13220 Usf Laurel Drive Mdc106
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Nofsinger is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Nofsinger attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Nofsinger include ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nofsinger takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Swedish. Dr. Nofsinger is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , biceps tendon injury, ankle sprain, osteoarthritis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Leffers, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13220 Usf Laurel Drive - Mdc 106
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Leffers specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Leffers's education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, ankle sprain, and hip injury. The average patient rating for Dr. Leffers is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Leffers 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 professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , biceps tendon injury, ankle sprain, osteoarthritis, arthritis, sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Drew Eugene Warnick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2727 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; Suite 720
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Drew Warnick's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Warnick graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, Dr. Warnick speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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. John Chi-Ching Chan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
2727 Dr Martin Luther King Boulevard; Suite 320
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Chan, who practices in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and ganglion cyst. Dr. Chan is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Chan attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chan 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.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin E Elder, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1919 W Swann Avenue; Floor 3
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Elder practices family medicine and sports medicine in Tampa, FL. Dr. Elder has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and joint injections. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Bayfront Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Elder is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Sleep Apnea, Musculoskeletal Problems, Diabetes, Nutrition Counseling, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Erwin Murphy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
602 South Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Murphy is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include sports injuries. Dr. Murphy is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at Orlando Regional Medical Center for residency. 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. Murphy has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries

Dr. Arnold M Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine
602 South Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Arnold Ramirez's specialty is sports medicine. He has a special interest in sports health. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Ramirez 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. Ramirez is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Scott Warren Beck, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3440 W Dr. Mlk Jr. Boulevard; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Scott Beck specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Beck's average rating from his patients is 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. Beck accepts. After attending the University of Utah School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Beck speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Pain, Hip Problems, Trauma

Dr. Jeffrey Bruce Neustadt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
3440 W Dr. Mlk Jr. Boulevard; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Neustadt is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He is especially interested in scoliosis. Patient ratings for Dr. Neustadt average 3.5 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. Neustadt takes. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Neustadt is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Scoliosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Spine Problems, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Lawrence Benfanti, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
3440 W Dr. Mlk Jr. Boulevard; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Paul Benfanti is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He works in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Sarasota, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Benfanti include knee problems, foot problems, and wrist problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Dr. Benfanti attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Benfanti has an open panel.

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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. Gregory Verl Hahn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
3440 W Dr. Mlk Jr. Boulevard; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Hahn practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. He has a special interest in scoliosis. 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. Hahn attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Hahn's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Damian Abel Laber, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Damian Laber is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Laber include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and bleeding. Dr. Laber's professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Before completing his residency at Huron Hospital, Dr. Laber attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Laber is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Laber has received professional recognition including the following: Best Teaching Faculty, University of Louisville, JG Brown Cancer Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Bleeding, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Thomas Hardin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology
3003 W Dr Mlk Jr Blvd - Medical Arts; Building 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joel Hardin is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and pediatric cardiology. His areas of expertise include congenital heart disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO. Dr. Hardin is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of St. Louis Children's Hospital's residency program. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Hardin speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Endotracheal Intubation, Poisoning, Neglect, Temporary Transvenous Pacing, Echocardiogram, Heart ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4700 N Habana Avenue; Suite 201
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kimberly Smith specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Smith's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: back pain, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Smith trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , tendonitis

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Shoulder Problems, Spinal Stenosis, Trigger Point Injections, Lupus, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathryn Lane Hall, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kathryn Hall is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her clinical interests include juvederm, nasal fractures, and facelift. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hall graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Hall's distinctions include: Resident Research Competition 2nd Place, Northeastern Ohio Otolarygology Association; Scientific Contest 3rd Place, Metro Health Medical Center Scientific Contest; and Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation, American Medical Women's Association Inc. She is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , nasal fractures

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Nasal Fractures, Eyelid Problems, Juvederm, Facelift, Brow Lift, Facial Problems, ... (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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