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We found 18 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare HMO 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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Lauderdale Lakes, FL, Miramar, FL, and Pompano Beach, FL. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Sheikh completed a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sheikh takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sheikh's distinctions include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. 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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cohen 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. 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)

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

Dr. Jerry Sher specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Aventura, FL and North Miami, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Sher is conversant in Spanish. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Coral Gables, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Uribe 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 a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Uribe trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Uribe's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as a family practice physician and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Swartzon is especially interested in knee problems, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. 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 Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He speaks Hebrew. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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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. 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 areas of expertise consist of shoulder surgery, wrist surgery, and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Cardoso 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 George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, Dr. Cardoso (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Cardoso's 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 Bayon Chan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
1150 N. 35th Avenue; Suite 130
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Chan is a specialist in orthopedic trauma. He works in Hollywood, FL. Dr. Chan is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. 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. Chan's distinctions include: 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.

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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 specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Plantation, FL and Pembroke Pines, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip resurfacing. Dr. Eierle 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. He obtained his medical school training at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Eierle (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Eierle's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Richard Edgar Strain Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4700 Sheridan Street; Suite H, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Richard Strain's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Strain is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strain honors. Dr. Strain attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Ihor Pidhorecky sees patients in Pembroke Pines, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include colorectal problems, stomach problems, and breast issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. 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. Dr. Pidhorecky attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at North Shore University Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of Compassionate Doctor Recognition, Patients' Choice Award. He is conversant in Ukrainian.

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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 sees patients in Aventura, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Gorin attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Gorin's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). 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. He 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)

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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 affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Appel graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, and St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at Rhode Island Hospital for residency.

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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 is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and pediatric sports medicine specialist in Hollywood, FL, Coral Springs, FL, and Weston, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, pain, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. Dr. Frank takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Frank has received professional recognition including the following: 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. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 North 35th Avenue; Suite 345, Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Fazekas is a medical specialist in pediatric sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: concussion, sports health, and fractures (broken bones). Dr. Fazekas 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. He graduated from 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. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
601 N Flamingo Road; Suite 316
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. David Padden, who practices in Pembroke Pines, FL and Lighthouse Point, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Padden is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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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)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12600 Pembroke Road; Suite 302
Miramar, FL
 

Dr. Thesselon Monderson's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Miami, FL, Aventura, FL, and Miramar, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Monderson average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Monderson takes. He is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Monderson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.

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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)

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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.