We found 40 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept AvMed near Miami, FL.

Dr. Mauricio Fernando Herrera, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 505
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Mauricio Herrera is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Herrera's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, leg problems, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Herrera honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Herrera trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Herrera speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Arturo Corces, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 505
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Arturo Corces is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His clinical interests include knee problems, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. The average patient rating for Dr. Corces is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Corces's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Hip Problems, Trauma

Dr. Rafael J Fernandez Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2916 S. Douglas Road; Suiite 1
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Fernandez is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fernandez honors. Dr. Fernandez is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Alejandro Posada, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2601 South West 37th Avenue; Suite 602
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Posada's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Miami, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Posada's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). 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 completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Posada attended medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Posada speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. David E Font-Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 505
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. David Font-Rodriguez's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and sports health. Patient reviews placed Dr. Font-Rodriguez at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Font-Rodriguez speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Vivian Hernandez-Popp
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
4360 W Flagler Street
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Vivian Hernandez-Popp works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass scoliosis, arthritis, and herniated disc. AvMed, AARP, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hernandez-Popp accepts. She attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez-Popp's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc

Dr. Michael Robert Gombosh, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1611 Nw 12th Avenue; (d27) Room R303
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Gombosh works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Gombosh's clinical interests include leg problems, osteoporosis, and wrist problems. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Gombosh completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial 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: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Leg Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Miguel Raposo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery, Other
3650 N.w. 82 Avenue; Suite 201
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Juan Raposo works as an orthopedic trauma specialist and spine surgeon in Hudson, FL and Doral, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and lumbar laminectomy. Dr. Raposo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Spinal Stenosis, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Henry Elias Paez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1898 Southwest 27 Avenue; Suite 1
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Henry Paez is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and depression. Dr. Paez honors AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Central University of the Caribbean. Dr. Paez is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Migraine, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Alejandro Ernesto Pino, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 505
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Pino specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Pino's clinical interests: knee problems, leg problems, and osteoporosis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pino is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1190 Nw 95th Street; Suite 305
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Richard Henrys works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Miami, FL. Dr. Henrys graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Henrys completed a residency program at Howard University Hospital. He has a special interest in spine surgery procedures and orthopedic surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Henrys is professionally affiliated with Aventura Hospital and Medical Center and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2601 Sw 37th Avenue; Suite 505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Loynaz's clinical interests include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Chicago Medical School, Dr. Loynaz attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Loynaz speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Back Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Rafael Beato, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiology
5524 Southwest 8th Street
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Beato works as a cardiologist in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Beato include knee problems, migraine, and depression. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Dr. Beato is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernesto Cardenas, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
3785 Nw 82nd Avenue; Suite 307
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Ernesto Cardenas' medical specialty is obstetrics and gynecology. He has a special interest in osteoporosis, endometriosis, and scar revision. Dr. Cardenas 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 completing his residency at San Antonio Military Medical Center, Dr. Cardenas attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Cardenas is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Scar Revision, Gynecological Problems, Endometriosis, Osteoporosis

Dr. John Woodward Hoover III, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
2575 Sw 67th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. John Hoover's areas of specialization are family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine. Dr. Hoover is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include depression, acne, and laser treatment. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Before performing his residency at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Dr. Hoover attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hoover accepts 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, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Food Allergy, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Alberto Prieto, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6741 Sw 24 St S/50-51
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Juan Prieto practices general internal medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Prieto completed residency programs at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Prieto's clinical interests include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Prieto is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Scoliosis, Erectile ... (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.
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