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

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

Dr. Kottapurath Kunjumoideen is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He obtained his medical school training at Calicut Medical College, R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital, and the University of Calcutta and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kunjumoideen honors. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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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)

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

Dr. Thomas Brodrick practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Brodrick accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brodrick attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center.

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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), spinal fracture, osteoarthritis, foot fracture

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

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

Dr. Neeraj Sharma is an oncologist and hematologist. Dr. Sharma's professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He graduated from Indira Gandhi Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Sharma completed a residency program at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sharma accepts 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: , bone cancer

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

Dr. Bhupinder Rai Gupta, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3300 W Lake Mary Boulevard
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Bhupinder Gupta's specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health. Dr. Gupta accepts AvMed, Aetna Medicare, MultiPlan, and more. He graduated from the University of the Punjab. For his professional training, Dr. Gupta completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices 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. Dr. Visvalingam attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at Winthrop University Hospital for residency. 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. Steven Gerard Lester, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2200 W 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Steven Lester works as a radiation oncologist. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health. Dr. Lester's education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lester honors.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Neck Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Tongue Cancer, ... (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, who practices in Winter Park, FL, Longwood, FL, and Orlando, FL, is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in foot problems and ankle problems. Dr. Papa is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. On average, patients gave Dr. Papa a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Pothen Koruth's specialty is general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koruth honors. Dr. Koruth studied medicine at Calicut Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Rene Cabeza's medical specialty is adult hematology and adult oncology. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at Juan N. Corpas University Foundation, Dr. Cabeza performed his residency at Robert Packer Hospital and St. John's Episcopal Hospital. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cabeza 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. Rafael Allende, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
200 N Mangoustine Avenue
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Allende is a neurosurgeon in Sanford, FL. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Allende is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Allende speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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, Cysts, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Maneesh Gossain practices radiation oncology in Sanford, FL and Orlando, FL. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Gossain trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for his 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. Gossain is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

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

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

Dr. Stephen Reed is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Lake Mary, FL, Orange City, FL, and Deland, FL. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patients gave Dr. Reed an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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), 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)

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

Dr. Fuad Afzal's medical specialty is adult nephrology. He attended Allama Iqbal Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Afzal (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Afzal is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

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

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

Dr. Gregory Ortega is a hematologist and oncologist in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Ortega average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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 a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Dr. Ortega attended medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. 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. 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. Dr. Nair accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Nair attended medical school at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and the University of Madras. 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)

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
200 N Mangoustine Avenue
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Burry is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Dr. Burry has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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 graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Burry trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for his residency. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , compression fractures

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