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We found 19 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna near Lake Mary, FL.

Dr. Neeraj Sharma, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
2100 West 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Neeraj Sharma is an oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders) specialist. Dr. Sharma's professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at Indira Gandhi Medical College, he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Patient ratings for Dr. Sharma average 4.5 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. Sharma accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kottapurath Kochumohammed Kunjumoideen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
917 Rinehart Road; Suite 2041
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Kottapurath Kunjumoideen's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He graduated from Calicut Medical College, R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, and the University of Calcutta. For his residency, Dr. Kunjumoideen trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. 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: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Heart ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3300 W Lake Mary Boulevard
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Bhupinder Gupta's specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health. He graduated from the University of the Punjab and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Gupta takes AvMed, Aetna Medicare, and MultiPlan, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Hair Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas J Brodrick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1337 International Parkway South; Suite 1341
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Brodrick's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Brodrick performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Brodrick is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, arm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, fibula (calf bone) fracture, soft tissue sarcoma, ankle sprain, tibia (shin bone) fracture, wrist fracture, PCL injury, knee fracture, elbow fracture, hand fracture, ACL injury, gout, tendonitis, ankle fracture, rib fracture, achilles tendon problems, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, pelvic fracture, hip fracture, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), adhesive capsulitis, spinal fracture, osteoarthritis, foot fracture

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. 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. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Visvalingam is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rene Cabeza, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Rene Cabeza is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. Dr. Cabeza is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He attended Juan N. Corpas University Foundation for medical school and subsequently trained at Robert Packer Hospital and St. John's Episcopal Hospital for residency. Patients rated Dr. Cabeza highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pothen Cherian Koruth, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
758 N Sun Drive; Street #104
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Koruth is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He studied medicine at Calicut Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Koruth average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Koruth 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 professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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Dr. Steven Gerard Lester, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2200 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Steven Lester is a radiation oncology specialist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, Dr. Lester performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. His professional affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Neck Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Tongue ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafael Allende, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
200 N Mangoustine Avenue
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Allende works as a neurosurgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. 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. Allende is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of the University of Rochester Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Allende is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , compression fractures

All Interests: Compression Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Spinal Stenosis, Stroke, Hematoma, Tumor, Cyst, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
515 W. Sr 434; Suite 210
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. John Papa specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Papa focuses on foot problems and ankle problems. Dr. Papa is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory L Ortega, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Ortega works as an adult hematologist and oncologist in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ortega accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Dr. Ortega is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Santosh Mohandas Nair, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2100 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Santosh Nair is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. Dr. Nair honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and the University of Madras. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. He is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fuad Afzal, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1355 S International Parkway; Suite 1451
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Fuad Afzal is a specialist in adult nephrology. In addition to English, Dr. Afzal (or staff) speaks Urdu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health. Before completing his residency at UPMC McKeesport Hospital, Dr. Afzal attended medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College. 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: , gout

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maneesh Gossain, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2200 West 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Maneesh Gossain's area of specialization is radiation oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. 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. Gossain graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Brain Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen M Reed, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1337 International Parkway S; Suite 1341
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Reed's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Reed average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Reed is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reed attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, fibula (calf bone) fracture, soft tissue sarcoma, ankle sprain, tibia (shin bone) fracture, wrist fracture, PCL injury, knee fracture, elbow fracture, hand fracture, ACL injury, gout, ankle fracture, rib fracture, achilles tendon problems, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, pelvic fracture, hip fracture, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), adhesive capsulitis, spinal fracture, osteoarthritis, osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), foot fracture

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Knee ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
200 N Mangoustine Avenue
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Burry specializes in neurosurgery. Patients gave Dr. Burry an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Burry studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , compression fractures

All Interests: Compression Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Spinal Stenosis, Stroke, Hematoma, Tumor, Cyst, ... (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.