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We found 21 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept MyBlue Silver 1604 near Miramar, FL.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10794 Pines Boulevard; Suite 104
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Babak Sheikh is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Sheikh has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Persian. Dr. Sheikh is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Brad Kenneth Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
20601 E Dixie Highway; Suite 330
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Brad Cohen specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Cohen 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 Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Cohen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cohen's office for an appointment.

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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)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
20601 E Dixie Highway; Suite #330
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Jerry Sher is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sher obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. John William Uribe, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4741 South University Drive; Suite 140
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. John Uribe is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Uribe honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Uribe speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Leg Problems

Dr. Michael J Swartzon, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
4741 South University Drive; Suite 140
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Michael Swartzon is a family practice physician and sports medicine specialist in Coral Gables, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He speaks Hebrew. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Swartzon is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Gautam Pratap Yagnik, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4741 South University Drive; Suite 140
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Gautam Yagnik, who practices in Coral Gables, FL, Miami, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Yagnik has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Yagnik honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Roy Cardoso, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15600 Nw 67 Avenue; Suite 306
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Roy Cardoso practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Plantation, FL, Hialeah, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His clinical interests include shoulder surgery, wrist surgery, and hand surgery procedures. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cardoso attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Cardoso (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Abraham Sheldon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 213
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Sheldon's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Sheldon include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hip arthroscopy. Dr. Sheldon's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Sheldon an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheldon accepts. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Daniel Bayon Chan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
1150 N. 35th Avenue; Suite 130
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Chan is a Hollywood, FL physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Chan 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. Dr. Chan has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, University of Michigan Medical School; Golden Key National Honor Society, Cornell University; and Ho Nun De Kah Honor Society, Cornell University. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , acetabular fracture

All Interests: Acetabular Fracture

Dr. Carl Christopher Eierle, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 101
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Carl Eierle practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Plantation, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. Dr. Eierle's areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip resurfacing. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Eierle (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Eierle is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip Resurfacing, Arthritis, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ihor Pidhorecky, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 211
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. Ihor Pidhorecky specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. His clinical interests include colorectal problems, stomach problems, and breast issues. Dr. Pidhorecky accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Patients' Choice Award. He is conversant in Ukrainian. Dr. Pidhorecky's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Liver Disease, Cancer, Melanoma, Breast Issues, Small ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Gorin, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
21097 Ne 27th Court; Suite 350
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Steven Gorin is an orthopedist in Aventura, FL. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). 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. Gorin graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gorin is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Freundlich, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
3427 Johnson Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Michael Freundlich is a pediatric nephrologist in Hollywood, FL, Miami, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He has a special interest in osteoporosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and kidney problems. He is professionally affiliated with Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Freundlich accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Soroka Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Freundlich attended medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. His distinctions include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Freundlich (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Kidney Problems

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3127 W Hallandale Beach Boulevard; Suite 102
Hallandale Beach, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Appel's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Appel's education and training includes medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, and St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremy Stephen Frank, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 345
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Frank's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, pain, and sports health. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Frank attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His distinctions include: Clinical Honors in Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery; Phi Beta Kappa; and Summa Cum Laude equivalent (GPA 4.0/4.0), University of Texas at Austin. In addition to English, Dr. Frank speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Matthew L Fazekas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 345
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Fazekas works as a pediatric sports medicine specialist in Hollywood, FL, Miramar, FL, and Coral Springs, FL. In his practice, Dr. Fazekas focuses on concussion, sports health, and fractures (broken bones). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fazekas accepts. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Fazekas trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Concussion

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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.