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We found 47 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 a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. Dr. Herrera takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Herrera 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: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Eduardo Hernandez Gonzalez-Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
401 S.w. 42nd Avenue; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Eduardo Gonzalez-Hernandez practices hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Gonzalez-Hernandez attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at UH Case Medical Center for residency. He has a special interest in carpal tunnel syndrome. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Musculoskeletal ... (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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients rated Dr. Posada highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass knee problems. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Posada obtained his medical school training at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Posada include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Posada is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Ramiro Nieves, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
592 S.w. 27th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ramiro Nieves' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Miami, FL. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Nieves accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Tarik Muhammad Husain, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3650 Nw 82nd Avenue; Suite 201
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Tarik Husain is a plastic surgeon, hand surgeon, and orthopedist. In addition to English, Dr. Husain speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Husain focuses on scar revision. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Husain is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for AvMed, AARP, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Hand Problems, Scar Revision

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

Dr. Vivian Hernandez-Popp is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hernandez-Popp has a special interest in scoliosis and arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital. She accepts AvMed, AARP, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Hernandez-Popp speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Scoliosis

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

Dr. Michael Gombosh's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. Dr. Gombosh's areas of clinical interest consist of osteoporosis, arthritis, and hip problems. 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. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Gombosh attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Gombosh is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Henry Paez works as a family medicine practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paez include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and depression. He accepts several insurance carriers, including AvMed, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Paez attended Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Central University of the Caribbean for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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

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

Dr. Rafael Fernandez specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Fernandez focuses on knee problems and hip problems. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Fernandez is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Alejandro Badia, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3650 Nw 82 Avenue; Suite 103
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Badia is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Badia is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital. Before performing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Badia attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. AvMed, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Badia honors. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hand Problems

Dr. Alejandro Nestor 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. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Loynaz's areas of expertise include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Loynaz's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery, Other
3650 Nw 82nd Avenue; Suite 201
Miamia, FL
 

Dr. Juan Raposo works as an orthopedic traumatologist and spine surgeon in Hudson, FL, Miami, FL, and Doral, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Raposo include hip replacement, knee replacement, and lumbar laminectomy. Dr. Raposo is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Raposo attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for 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. 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 practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in knee problems, osteoporosis, and arthritis. Dr. Pino is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Pino's training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

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

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Dr. Jesse Orlando Basadre, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1699 Sw 27 Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jesse Basadre practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests encompass tumor. Dr. Basadre's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. AvMed, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Basadre accepts. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Tumor, Wrist Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hand Problems

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

Dr. Jorge Beato sees patients in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. His medical specialty is cardiology (heart disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, migraine, and depression. Dr. Beato is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston for residency. Dr. Beato speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. David E Font-Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 505
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. David Font-Rodriguez sees patients in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Font-Rodriguez is 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Font-Rodriguez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and 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. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Font-Rodriguez welcomes new patients.

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

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