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We found 67 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Cigna near Largo, FL.

Dr. George Alan Morris III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Building C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. George Morris' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Morris average 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Morris's clinical interests: back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Morris attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, ACL Injury, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. William Charles Cottrell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. William Cottrell's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cottrell takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cottrell completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. He is conversant in Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cottrell's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohit Bansal, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Mohit Bansal is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Largo, FL, Tampa, FL, and Clearwater, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Bansal include knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Bansal's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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

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

Dr. David Timothy Braun, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6500 66th Street
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. David Braun works as a hand surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Braun's areas of clinical interest consist of total elbow replacement, total hip replacement, and sports health. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Allegheny General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , tendon ruptures (tears), musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Total Elbow Replacement, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Willard Allen Hughes II, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Building C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Willard Hughes' areas of specialization are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His clinical interests include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and trigger point injections. 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. Hughes graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

Dr. David Paul Thompson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Thompson sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Thompson include knee problems, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Dr. Thompson is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. Dr. Thompson is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. William Jennings Near, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. William Near specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Near completed his residency training at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 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. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Scoliosis, Fractures, Ankle Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Wayne Sharf, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6500 66th Street
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Howard Sharf is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sharf include spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Sharf honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Sharf is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Neck Pain, Spinal Procedures, Fractures, Back Problems, Strains, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard George Pigeon, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Pigeon specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Pigeon include back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pigeon accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pigeon attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Pigeon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Spinal Procedures, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gordon Howard Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite G-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer is an orthopedic surgeon in Clearwater, FL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Zuerndorfer's areas of expertise include knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. He 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. Dr. Zuerndorfer graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Thomas Herrick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6500 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Herrick include foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Herrick attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Victor Abdo, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1011 Jeffords Street; Building C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Abdo's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and foot & ankle surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, hand problems, and foot surgery. Dr. Abdo is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Abdo attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Abdo's average patient rating is 3.5 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. Dr. Abdo has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, .; Promotion with Commendation, SUNY, 1979, 1980.; and Lange Medical Publications Student Award, SUNY, .. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Paul Joseph Pagano, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12416 66th Street N; Suite A
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Paul Pagano is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Pagano's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pagano takes. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Spinal Procedures, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirti Kumar Patel, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1258 W Bay Drive; Suite A
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Kirit Patel's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and geriatrics (elderly care). 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. Patel studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. He completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashraf Ahmed Ragab, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1988 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ashraf Ragab practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ragab's areas of clinical interest consist of back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ragab trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Lower Back Problems, Laminectomy, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Robert Piazza, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1011 Jeffords Street; Suite D
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Michael Piazza is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Piazza completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise include trigger point injections, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical (neck) spine problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 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. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, osteoporosis, arthritis, shoulder fracture, musculoskeletal problems, ACL injury

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Shoulder Fracture, Disc Replacement, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Elbow Arthroscopy, ... (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.