We found 33 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Simplicity near Miami, FL.

Dr. Mauricio Fernando Herrera, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 505
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Mauricio Herrera specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. Patients gave Dr. Herrera an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Herrera attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Herrera's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Herrera is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (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 Miami, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Posada has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Posada focuses on knee problems. His professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Posada is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He 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' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He 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. Dr. Nieves's education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Wen-Hsiang P Andrew Lee, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. W. Lee is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Lee speaks Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Miami VA Healthcare System and Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Lee performed Dr. Lee's residency at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lee accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee has received professional recognition including the following: Kappa Delta Award, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Sumner Koch Award, American Society for Surgery of the Hand; and Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship, American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, wrist fracture, hand fracture, tendonitis, tendon injury

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

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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 speaks Greek. Dr. Tzakis's clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and Broward Health Medical Center. 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. Dr. Tzakis honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Tzakis has received the following distinctions: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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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' areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Dodds is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Dodds is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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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 specialty is orthopedic oncology. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Mercy Hospital. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Temple completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Temple average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Temple has received the distinction of 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. Alejandro Nestor Loynaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2601 Sw 37th Avenue; Suite 505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz works as an internist in Miami, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Loynaz at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Loynaz include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Loynaz obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine and performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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

Dr. Chrisfouad Raif Alabiad, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Chrisfouad Alabiad specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Miami, FL and Naples, FL. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Alabiad is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hemifacial Spasm, Thyroid Problems, Tumor, Botox Injection, Blepharospasm, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Juan Raposo is a physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. Dr. Raposo graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. His areas of expertise consist of hip replacement, knee replacement, and lumbar laminectomy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Raposo 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. Alejandro Ernesto Pino, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 505
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Pino is a foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pino include knee problems, osteoporosis, and arthritis. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pino's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

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

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Dr. Brian Chuck Tse, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Brian Tse practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Naples, FL and Miami, FL. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hemifacial Spasm, Thyroid Problems, Tumor, Botox Injection, Blepharospasm, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. David E Font-Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 505
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. David Font-Rodriguez's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Font-Rodriguez's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Font-Rodriguez's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Back Problems, ... (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' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Beauperthuy-Rojas include back problems. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Beauperthuy-Rojas honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. 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. Dr. Alter has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include the following: bulimia, holistic medicine, and migraine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alter accepts. She attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. Dr. Alter speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with 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)

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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.