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We found 32 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near New Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Jennifer Cherise Swaringen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 110
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Swaringen is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and joint injections. Dr. Swaringen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Swaringen is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Eaton I-Kun Yen, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
8140 Picton Way; Suite 101
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Eaton Yen is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Yen include pain management. He is affiliated with James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Neck Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems, Back Pain, Headache, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Drew Eugene Warnick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4443 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Drew Warnick's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Warnick's areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and musculoskeletal problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Warnick trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He 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: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Paul Lawrence Benfanti, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
4443 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Paul Benfanti practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Sarasota, FL. Dr. Benfanti attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Benfanti include knee problems, foot problems, and wrist problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Benfanti's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Steven Carl Mirabello, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5221 Hanff Lane
New Port Richie, FL
 

Dr. Steven Mirabello works as an orthopedic surgeon in Palm Harbor, FL and New Port Richie, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: microsurgery, trigger point injections, and joint injections. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Mirabello is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His training includes a residency program at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mirabello is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, sprains

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Shiv Kumar Aggarwal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5522 Trouble Creek; Suite 100
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Shiv Aggarwal is a New Port Richey, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and biofeedback. The average patient rating for Dr. Aggarwal is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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 Lutheran Medical Center, Dr. Aggarwal attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Greek, Polish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor Morales Morales, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2040 Short Avenue
Odessa, FL
 

Dr. Victor Hayes is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Odessa, FL. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hayes has indicated that his clinical interests include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Hayes attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Back Problems, Laser Treatment, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter David Candelora, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5145 Deer Park Drive
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Peter Candelora is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in New Port Richey, FL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Candelora attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Candelora is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He 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: , ankle sprain, osteoarthritis, ankle fracture

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Ankle Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pritesh Nandu Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1838 Healthcare Drive; Building 2 Unit 2
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Pritesh Patel specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Patel is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 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. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Usha Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3543 Little Road; Suite B
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Usha Agarwal is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, herpes, and tropical diseases. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Agarwal takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Harlem Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Anthony Hanff, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2165 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Hanff's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hanff's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3535 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa sees patients in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Chowdappa honors 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 Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is affiliated with Apollo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Obesity, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Lynne Cook, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2165 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Cook practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. She obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cook 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.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Talal Faris, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1815 A Healthcare Drive; Building 5
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Talal Faris sees patients in Hudson, FL and Trinity, FL. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Faris include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Patient reviews placed Dr. Faris at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Faris completed his residency training at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Dr. Faris (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Adam Scott Greenfield, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10806 Us Hwy 19; Suite 102a
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Greenfield's area of specialization is family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Greenfield's areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, cryotherapy, and nutrition counseling. He is professionally affiliated with Family Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. Dr. Greenfield has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alfred Shih-Tai Lee, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5307 Main Street; Suite 105
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Alfred Lee specializes in general internal medicine and practices in New Port Richey, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee honors. Before completing his residency at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland, Dr. Lee attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bursitis, arthritis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Headache, Heartburn, Dizziness, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Hypertension, ... (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.