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We found 37 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential Health near Miami, FL.

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. 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)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1611 Nw 12th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis is a medical specialist in general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tzakis's medical residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Tzakis's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tzakis include: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Tzakis speaks Greek. Dr. Tzakis's professional affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , angiosarcoma

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Angiosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Fibroma, Acute Kidney Injury, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Seth Detchon Dodds, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
900 Nw 17th Street; Bascom, Suite 10a
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Seth Dodds is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Dodds's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Dodds is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Harry Thomas Temple, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Oncology
1400 North West 12th Avenue; Suite 2
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Harry Temple's area of specialization is orthopedic oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Temple studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Temple honors. Dr. Temple has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Knee Revision, Soft Tissue Tumor, Ankle Reconstruction, Amputation, Metabolic Bone ... (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 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. Gilbert Daniel Beauperthuy-Rojas, DO
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
351 Nw 42nd Avenue; Suite 205
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Gilbert Beauperthuy-Rojas works as an orthopedist. In addition to English, Dr. Beauperthuy-Rojas speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include back problems. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital for his residency. Dr. Beauperthuy-Rojas has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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: Wrist Problems, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Leg Problems

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

Dr. Juan Prieto is a general internist in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prieto include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Prieto is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He trained at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine for residency. Dr. Prieto speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Lizbeth Mendoza, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
1301 Ponce De Leon Boulevard
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Lizbeth Alter's areas of specialization are family medicine and urgent care; she sees patients in Coral Gables, FL and South Miami, FL. Patients rated Dr. Alter highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alter include bulimia, holistic medicine, and migraine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Alter performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, Shoulder Problems, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Hoover practices family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, diabetes, and obesity. Dr. Hoover is an in-network provider 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 Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Dr. Hoover attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, Scar Revision, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Venus Rebecca Rivera, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3641south Miami Avenue; Bayside Pavilion
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Venus Rivera specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rivera include arthritis. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Rivera studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Rivera trained at Union Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Rivera is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Leg Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Problems

Dr. Hernan Raul Baquerizo, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3661 S Miami Avenue; #505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Hernan Baquerizo, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include diabetes, osteoporosis, and graves disease. Dr. Baquerizo is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Baquerizo has received a 1.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis

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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.