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

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 is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brodrick takes. 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. He 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), spinal fracture, osteoarthritis, foot fracture

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Adhesive Capsulitis, Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, ... (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 sees patients in Lake Mary, FL, Orange City, FL, and Deland, FL. His medical specialties are 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. Dr. Kunjumoideen accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is 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. Neeraj Sharma, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Other, Hematology
2100 West 1st Street
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Neeraj Sharma is an oncologist and hematologist. He graduated from Indira Gandhi Medical College and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharma honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sharma 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)

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

Dr. John Papa is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Winter Park, FL, Longwood, FL, and Orlando, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Papa include foot problems and ankle problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Papa attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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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)

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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. AvMed, Aetna Medicare, and MultiPlan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta takes. He attended medical school at the University of the Punjab. Dr. Gupta completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Steven Lester's specialty is radiation oncology. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lester is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health.

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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)

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

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Visvalingam is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Winthrop University 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. Pothen Cherian Koruth, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
758 N Sun Drive; Street #104
Lake Mary, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Koruth practices general internal medicine. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He graduated from Calicut Medical College. Patients gave Dr. Koruth an average rating of 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, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rene Cabeza works as a hematologist and adult oncologist in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. Patients rated Dr. Cabeza highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA. He is a graduate of Juan N. Corpas University Foundation. His training includes residency programs at Robert Packer Hospital and St. John's Episcopal Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cabeza 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. Rafael Allende, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
200 N Mangoustine Avenue
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Allende's area of specialization is neurosurgery. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Before performing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Allende attended Harvard Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Allende is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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: , 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 is a radiation oncology specialist in Sanford, FL and Orlando, FL. Dr. Gossain's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 works as an orthopedist in Lake Mary, FL, Orange City, FL, and Deland, FL. Dr. Reed is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Reed attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Reed honors 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: Adhesive Capsulitis, Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Vaughn Burry, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
200 N Mangoustine Avenue
Sanford, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Burry, who practices in Sanford, FL, Davenport, FL, and Winter Haven, FL, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Burry 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. 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. His professional affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Fuad Afzal works as an adult nephrologist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school, Dr. Afzal completed his residency training at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Dr. Afzal (or staff) speaks Urdu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Ortega honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. Dr. Ortega completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). He speaks Spanish.

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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, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Nair attended Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and the University of Madras for medical school. 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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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.