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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.

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's areas of specialization are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine; he sees patients in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at UH Case Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gonzalez-Hernandez include carpal tunnel syndrome. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to 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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Miami, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Posada is especially interested in knee problems. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Posada's education and training includes medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Posada include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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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 sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Nieves 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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in osteoporosis, arthritis, and hip problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. Dr. Gombosh's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Gombosh 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, 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 hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Dodds has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Dodds attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. 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 practices orthopedic oncology in Miami, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Temple is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Temple's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Mercy Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Temple has received professional recognition including the following: 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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Fernandez include knee problems and hip problems. Dr. Fernandez accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Fernandez attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Fernandez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Loynaz include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 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. Loynaz honors. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine. Dr. Loynaz trained at Chicago Medical School for his residency. He 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)

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

Dr. Juan Raposo's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma and spine surgery; he sees patients in Hudson, FL, Miami, FL, and Doral, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Raposo speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Raposo include hip replacement, knee replacement, and lumbar laminectomy. He is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Raposo 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: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Spinal Stenosis, Hip ... (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. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Prieto's areas of expertise include the following: bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He is professionally 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Prieto's office for an appointment. His medical residency was performed at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. In addition to English, he 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 practices family medicine and urgent care in Coral Gables, FL and South Miami, FL. She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alter include bulimia, holistic medicine, and migraine. Dr. Alter's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. She attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Patient ratings for Dr. Alter average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alter is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, Shoulder Problems, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, ... (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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Miami, FL. His clinical interests encompass back problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Beauperthuy-Rojas honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Beauperthuy-Rojas is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Beauperthuy-Rojas completed a residency program at Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Beauperthuy-Rojas's professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Leg Problems

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; he sees patients in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL. Dr. Hoover is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare's residency program. His areas of expertise include depression, diabetes, and obesity. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoover honors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Gregory A Zych, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1611 North West 12th Avenue; Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitaion D-27
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Zych practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zych takes. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. Dr. Zych has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Leg Problems

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

Dr. Antonio Prats practices pediatric neurosurgery. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and osteoporosis. Dr. Prats is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. 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. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Prats completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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

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

Dr. Venus Rivera sees patients in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. Her medical specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rivera include arthritis. Dr. Rivera is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Before completing her residency at Union Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Rivera attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Rivera's professional affiliations include 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

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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.