We found 66 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Cigna near Largo, FL.

Dr. Bansal
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Mohit Bansal is a pediatric sports medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Bansal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Bansal's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bansal welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. George Morris specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Morris's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morris include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. 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 attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Morris's residency was performed at Wake Forest University Baptist 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Clearwater, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cottrell is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Cottrell attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. He speaks Spanish. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. David Braun is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Braun include total elbow replacement, total hip replacement, and sports health. 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. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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

Dr. David Thompson specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Clearwater, FL. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Thompson's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is 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. Willard Allen Hughes II, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1011 Jeffords Street; Building C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Willard Hughes, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hughes include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and trigger point injections. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hughes takes.

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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. Ragab
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1988 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ashraf Ragab is a spine surgery, complementary and alternative medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ragab at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ragab include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ragab is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Howard Sharf practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sharf is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sharf is professionally 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. Gordon Howard Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite G-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Zuerndorfer is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Zuerndorfer trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Zuerndorfer 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.

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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 N.
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Herrick attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Herrick 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.

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

Dr. Richard Pigeon is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Clearwater, FL and Trinity, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Pigeon is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pigeon include back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Pigeon accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pigeon trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. In addition to English, Dr. Pigeon (or staff) speaks 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. Paul Joseph Pagano, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12416 66th Street N; Suite A
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Paul Pagano specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Largo, FL. His areas of expertise consist of back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. Dr. Pagano is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Pagano takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Spinal Procedures, Back 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 is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and foot & ankle surgery. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Abdo include trigger point injections, hand problems, and foot surgery. Dr. Abdo is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Boston Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Abdo a rating of 3.5 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. Abdo has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, .; Promotion with Commendation, SUNY, 1979, 1980.; and Lange Medical Publications Student Award, SUNY, .. He welcomes 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. Ronald Gary Hayter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1660 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Hayter is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hayter's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Hayter is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, tendonitis

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Hip Resurfacing, Tendonitis, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kirit Patel is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and geriatrics (elderly care). 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. Before performing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Patel attended Medical College Baroda for medical school. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Michael Piazza sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Piazza is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Piazza trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Piazza average 3.0 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. Piazza honors.

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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.