We found 36 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 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. Orestes George Rosabal, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7100 W 20th Avenue; Suite 101
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Orestes Rosabal's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hialeah, FL and Miramar, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosabal include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), sports health, and arthritis. Dr. Rosabal's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Rosabal completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rosabal is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West.

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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. 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)

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

Dr. Andreas Tzakis works as a general surgeon and transplant surgeon. Dr. Tzakis attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tzakis 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. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Tzakis has received include Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek and French. 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. Harry Thomas Temple, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1400 North West 12th Avenue; Suite 2
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Harry Temple is an oncologist and orthopedic surgeon in Miami, FL, Aventura, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Temple include cancer and musculoskeletal problems. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Temple honors 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 Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Temple trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Seth Detchon Dodds, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
900 Nw 17th Street; Suite 10a
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Seth Dodds is a hand surgeon and orthopedist. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Dr. Dodds is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Dodds is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. 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)

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Gibson is a plastic surgeon, hand surgeon, and general surgeon. 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 has indicated that his clinical interests include wounds, fractures (broken bones), and skin cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Gibson average 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Gibson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy 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 physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Monderson accepts 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 Howard University Hospital, Dr. Monderson attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Monderson (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Monderson is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

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. 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)

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. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tidwell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Tidwell is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Tumor, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower ... (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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