We found 32 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential Health near Miami, FL.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Fernandez is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (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. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Posada accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Posada trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Posada is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital. He welcomes 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. Orestes George Rosabal, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7100 W 20th Avenue; Suite 101
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Orestes Rosabal is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Rosabal speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), sports health, and arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Rosabal attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosabal is 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. Rosabal honors.

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

Dr. Seth Dodds' medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dodds offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Dodds completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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. Andreas G Tzakis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1611 Nw 12th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis' areas of specialization are general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tzakis's clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis 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. 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tzakis include: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) is conversant in Greek and French. Dr. Tzakis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , angiosarcoma

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

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

Dr. Harry Temple is a physician who specializes in oncology (cancer care) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Temple is especially interested in cancer and musculoskeletal problems. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Temple has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Temple is affiliated with Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Plantation General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Bone Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Cancer, Transplant Procedures

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. Dr. Hoover's areas of expertise include the following: depression, acne, and laser treatment. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare's residency program. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hoover honors 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

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

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Loynaz is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Loynaz include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Loynaz accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Chicago Medical School, Dr. Loynaz attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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

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

Dr. Richard Henrys works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Miami, FL. In his practice, Dr. Henrys focuses on spine surgery procedures and orthopedic surgery. 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. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of Howard University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Henrys speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 403
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Gibson is a specialist in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. He works in Miami, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass wounds, fractures (broken bones), and skin cancer. Dr. Gibson 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. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California. Dr. Gibson (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Hospital and Mercy Miami Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Wounds, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Facial Problems, Trauma

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

Dr. Thesselon Monderson is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Miami, FL and Aventura, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Monderson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Monderson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (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. Clinical interests for Dr. Prieto include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prieto's training includes residency programs at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Prieto is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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Dr. Gabriel Antonio Widi, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
777 E 25th Street; Suite 308
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Widi's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Widi include scoliosis, kyphosis, and herniated disc. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Widi honors. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Widi is professionally affiliated with Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Degenerative Disc Disease, Musculoskeletal Problems, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael A Tidwell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3100 Sw 62 Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Tidwell, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Tidwell at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Tidwell's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Diseases, Tumor, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Rosendo Ignacio Collazo, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
336 Nw 5th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rosendo Collazo's medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Collazo's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), graves disease, and liver disease. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Graves Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Wounds, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amalia Mercedes Landa-Galindez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
885 Sw 109th Avenue; Suite 131 Pg5 Building
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Amalia Landa-Galindez's medical specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Landa-Galindez's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and acne. She is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Landa-Galindez graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She 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.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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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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