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We found 55 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1490 near Oakland Park, FL.

Dr. David Leffers, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13220 Usf Laurel Drive - Mdc 106
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Leffers practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Tampa, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, ankle sprain, and hip injury. Dr. Leffers takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Leffers studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Leffers is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , biceps tendon injury, ankle sprain, osteoarthritis, arthritis, sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Cole Nofsinger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13220 Usf Laurel Drive Mdc 5th Floor; Mdc 106
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Nofsinger's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. Dr. Nofsinger's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nofsinger accepts. Dr. Nofsinger attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is conversant in Swedish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , biceps tendon injury, ankle sprain, osteoarthritis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Chi-Ching Chan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
2727 Dr. Mlk Jr. Boulevard; Suite 320
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Chan works as an orthopedic trauma specialist, orthopedic reconstructive surgeon, and sports medicine specialist in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Chan's clinical interests include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and hip problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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 Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Chan is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Francisco Alberto Schwartz Fernandes, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His clinical interests include biceps tendon injury, peripheral nerve surgery, and wrist arthroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. On average, patients gave Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes a rating of 5.0 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, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , biceps tendon injury, wrist fracture, knee ligament injuries, hand fracture, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Wrist Problems, Fractures, Hand Problems, Injuries, Hand Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Edward Elder, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1919 W Swann Avenue; Floor 3
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Elder's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He practices in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, nutrition counseling, and joint injections. Dr. Elder's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Elder graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Bayfront Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Sleep Apnea, Musculoskeletal Problems, Diabetes, Nutrition Counseling, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Erwin Murphy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
602 South Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Murphy is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sports injuries. Dr. Murphy's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Dr. Murphy attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries

Dr. Drew Eugene Warnick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3440 W Dr. Mlk Jr. Boulevard; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Drew Warnick is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL, Sarasota, FL, and Tampa, FL. Dr. Warnick is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Warnick studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He takes 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: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Eaton I-Kun Yen, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

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

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Arnold M Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
602 South Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Arnold Ramirez practices sports medicine. His clinical interests include sports health. Dr. Ramirez is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He 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 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems

Larry H Collins
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Mr. Larry Collins works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: concussion, strains, and hip injury. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Mr. Collins include: Sports Medicine Person of the Year, Athletic Trainers' Association of Florida and Medical Writing Award, Yale University School of Medicine Physician Associate Program. Mr. Collins is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , biceps tendon injury, osteoarthritis, ligament problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Strains, Ligament Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Seth Gasser is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gasser include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. Dr. Gasser's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. 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. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Scott Warren Beck, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3440 W Dr. Mlk Jr. Boulevard; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Scott Beck works as a pediatric orthopedist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Beck is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. He 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. Beck has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Trauma

Dr. Damian Abel Laber, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Damian Laber, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Laber is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Laber include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and bleeding. Dr. Laber is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Laber's education and training includes medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and residency at Huron Hospital and South Pointe Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Teaching Faculty, University of Louisville, JG Brown Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Bleeding, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Hemophilia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Lawrence Benfanti, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
3440 W Dr. Mlk Jr. Boulevard; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Paul Benfanti's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. Dr. Benfanti's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and wrist problems. 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 conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Benfanti's practice is open to new patients.

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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. Jeffrey Bruce Neustadt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
3440 W Dr. Mlk Jr. Boulevard; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Neustadt is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Neustadt has indicated that his clinical interests include scoliosis. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Neustadt completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Neustadt average 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Neustadt accepts. Dr. Neustadt has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Hip Problems, Scoliosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Verl Hahn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
3440 W Dr. Mlk Jr. Boulevard; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Hahn, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. His clinical interests encompass scoliosis. 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. Dr. Hahn is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hahn speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (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.