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We found 39 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 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Coral Gables, FL, and Miami, FL. His clinical interests encompass osteoarthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at UH Case Medical Center, 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez-Hernandez's professional affiliations include 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 specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Miami, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Posada has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Posada takes. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Posada attended medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Posada speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Ramiro Nieves sees patients in Miami, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Nieves focuses on osteoarthritis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Nieves attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nieves completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Nieves's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and sports health. He 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 Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Gombosh performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His professional affiliations include 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. 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 medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Dr. Dodds studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Dodds trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Walter Reed Army Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Temple is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Temple has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Fernandez speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include knee problems and hip problems. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Fernandez 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. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Loynaz's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at Chicago Medical School. His areas of expertise include migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating 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. Loynaz accepts. Dr. Loynaz speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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)

Dr. Michael Freundlich, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
1611 Nw 12th Avenueor Institute Annex; Suite 513
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Freundlich is a specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). He works in Hollywood, FL, Miami, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is especially interested in osteoporosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and Soroka Medical Center, Dr. Freundlich attended medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Freundlich (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. He is professionally affiliated with Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Urologic Disorders, Kidney Problems

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

Dr. Juan Raposo is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hip replacement, knee replacement, and lumbar laminectomy. Dr. Raposo takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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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. Armando Antonio Garcia, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
475 Biltmore Way; Suite 205
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Armando Garcia is a cardiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Garcia include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ulcers, and intensive care. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He 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 obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Garcia (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Ulcers, Stroke, Heart Failure, Atrial Septal Defect, ... (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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Miami, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital. Dr. Beauperthuy's areas of expertise consist of heel pain, osteoarthritis, and sports health. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Beauperthuy speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Heel Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Juan Prieto specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Prieto's areas of expertise include bulimia, prostate problems, and depression. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prieto trained at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Graves Disease, Phobias, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. Antonio Ricardo Prats, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
3661 S. Miami Avenue; Suite 401
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Prats specializes in pediatric neurosurgery and practices in Miami, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Prats speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prats include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and pituitary disorders. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient ratings for Dr. Prats average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Prats accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Scoliosis, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Spinal Cord Injuries

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

Dr. Lizbeth Alter practices family medicine and urgent care. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alter include bulimia, macular degeneration, and menopause. Dr. Alter is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Alter's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, Shoulder Problems, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, ... (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 specializes in family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, diabetes, and obesity. Dr. Hoover is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Hoover is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare's residency program. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Herpes, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, Scar Revision, ... (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.