We found 20 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare HMO near Miramar, FL.

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

Dr. Babak Sheikh is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sheikh is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Montefiore Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Persian. Dr. Sheikh is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Jerry Sher practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Sher graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. 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, 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. Brad Kenneth Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
20601 E Dixie Highway; Suite 330
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Brad Cohen works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohen attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks 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)

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 medicine physician and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Swartzon obtained his medical school training at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His areas of expertise include knee problems, leg problems, and arthritis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Neck Problems, Ankle 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 physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma. He has a special interest in fractures (broken bones) and trauma. Dr. Chan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chan 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. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Chan welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones), acetabular fracture

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Harry Thomas Temple, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
20601 East Dixie Highway; Suite 410
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Harry Temple is a physician who specializes in oncology (cancer care) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Temple attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer and musculoskeletal problems. Patients rated Dr. Temple highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Temple has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Plantation General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Bone Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Cancer, Transplant Procedures

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

Dr. Roy Cardoso is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Miami Lakes, FL, Plantation, FL, and Hialeah, FL. Dr. Cardoso (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. These areas are among Dr. Cardoso's clinical interests: shoulder surgery, wrist surgery, and hand surgery procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Cardoso honors 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

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

Dr. Sophia Esther Deben, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
20601 E. Dixie Highway; Orthopaedic Specialists of Miami Beach
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Sophia Deben's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She practices in Aventura, FL, North Miami, FL, and South Miami, FL. Her clinical interests include bunion surgery, foot ulcers, and hammer toe. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Deben graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at the University of Missouri Health System, a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Deben is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Ankle Fusion, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Carl Eierle's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip resurfacing. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Eierle 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. Eierle is open to new patients. 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 the following languages: Spanish, German, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Richard Strain sees patients in Hollywood, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. In Dr. Strain's practice, he is particularly interested in 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 accepts. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Strain completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. David Alan Padden, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
601 North Flamingo Road; Suite 316, Primary Office
Pembroke Pines, FL
 

Dr. David Padden's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee surgery, hip surgery, and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Padden accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Padden is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)

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

Dr. Frank Anthony Buttacavoli, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
21000 Ne 28th Avenue; Suite 104, Primary Office
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Frank Buttacavoli's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Buttacavoli's areas of expertise consist of hip replacement, knee replacement, and knee arthritis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Buttacavoli attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Buttacavoli speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Hip Problems, Musculoskeletal Pain, Fractures, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (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 practices pediatric sports medicine in Hollywood, FL, Miramar, FL, and Coral Springs, FL. Dr. Fazekas is especially interested in concussion, sports health, and fractures (broken bones). He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Fazekas honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Andrew Appel works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Appel obtained his medical school training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Steven Gorin specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Aventura, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gorin include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gorin honors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Thesselon Monderson's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for 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 Howard University Hospital, Dr. Monderson attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Monderson (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Monderson is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. 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, 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.
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