We found 42 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 is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Craythorne include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Craythorne honors. Dr. Craythorne graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Craythorne (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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

Dr. David Leffers is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Leffers is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Leffers include arthroscopic surgery, ankle sprain, and hip injury. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Leffers is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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

Dr. Charles Nofsinger is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Tampa, FL. He speaks Swedish. His areas of expertise include ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. Dr. Nofsinger is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. Patients rated Dr. Nofsinger highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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. 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 is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Chan's clinical interests include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and hip problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Chan's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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 Edward Elder, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1919 W Swann Avenue; Floor 3
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Elder's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He practices in Tampa, FL. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and joint injections. Dr. Elder's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. 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. Elder studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Elder completed a residency program at Bayfront Medical Center. Dr. Elder speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Drew Eugene Warnick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3440 W Dr. Mlk Jr. Boulevard; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Drew Warnick is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Warnick include knee problems, foot problems, and musculoskeletal problems. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Warnick attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He 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.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Daniel Murphy's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Murphy include sports injuries. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Murphy attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He 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. He 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 attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He accepts 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: , 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's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Beck speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beck honors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Damian Laber's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and bleeding. Patients rated Dr. Laber highly, giving him an average of 5.0 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. Dr. Laber attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Huron Hospital and South Pointe Hospital. He has received the distinction of Best Teaching Faculty, University of Louisville, JG Brown Cancer Center. His professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Bleeding, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Hemophilia, ... (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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Benfanti include knee problems, foot problems, and wrist problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Benfanti is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Benfanti trained at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Benfanti's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Benfanti's office for an appointment.

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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. 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 specializes in adult cardiology and pediatric cardiology. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass congenital heart disease. Dr. Hardin is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Hardin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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 medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include scoliosis. Dr. Neustadt honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Neustadt's education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Hip Problems, Scoliosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Spine ... (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 specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hahn include scoliosis. He 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. Dr. Hahn graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Hahn speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Kathryn Hall practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Hall include juvederm, nasal fractures, and facelift. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hall takes. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Hall has received the following distinctions: 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 affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). She is accepting 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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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4700 N Habana Avenue; Suite 201
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kimberly Smith is a rheumatologist in Tampa, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include back pain, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Smith attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , tendonitis

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