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We found 32 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Herrera has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herrera accepts. Dr. Herrera graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His 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 an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He studied medicine at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Posada completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Posada include knee problems. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Posada honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Posada is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Nieves 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. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. His 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. Wen-Hsiang P Andrew Lee, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. W. Lee's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Lee's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System and Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. Dr. Lee is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's medical residency was performed at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lee include: 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. Dr. Lee speaks Mandarin.

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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)

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 surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Dodds is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dodds 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 is an orthopedic oncology specialist in Miami, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Temple attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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. Alejandro Nestor Loynaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2601 Sw 37th Avenue; Suite 505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Miami, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Loynaz 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. 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. He completed his residency training at Chicago Medical School. 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. Chrisfouad Raif Alabiad, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Chrisfouad Alabiad is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Alabiad graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alabiad accepts. 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)

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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Font-Rodriguez has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Font-Rodriguez include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Font-Rodriguez honors. 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. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Font-Rodriguez's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Font-Rodriguez's practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. Juan Raposo works as an orthopedic traumatologist and spine surgeon in Hudson, FL, Miami, FL, and Doral, FL. Dr. Raposo is especially interested in hip replacement, knee replacement, and lumbar laminectomy. He takes 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 Florida College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Raposo trained at Mayo Clinic. He is conversant in 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 and ankle surgeon and orthopedist. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Pino's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in 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. Dr. Pino is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. 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 is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Beauperthuy-Rojas focuses on back problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Beauperthuy-Rojas completed a residency program at Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital. He speaks Spanish. His 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. Brian Chuck Tse, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Brian Tse is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Naples, FL and Miami, FL. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hemifacial Spasm, Thyroid Problems, Tumor, Botox Injection, Blepharospasm, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (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's medical specialty is family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine. Dr. Hoover attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, diabetes, and obesity. 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. Hoover speaks Spanish. His professional 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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Specializes in Other
2140 W 68th Street; Suite 201
Hialeah, FL
 

In addition to English, Dr. Roberto Moya speaks Spanish. His training includes residency programs at Miami Children's Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Moya 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: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (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.