We found 57 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 is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Leffers is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, ankle sprain, and hip injury. 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 is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Leffers is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes 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 Mdc106
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Nofsinger is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Nofsinger include ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nofsinger accepts 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 the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is conversant in Swedish. Dr. Nofsinger's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He has an open panel.

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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's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Chan is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and ganglion cyst. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Chan is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chan 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.

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

Dr. Kevin Elder's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, nutrition counseling, and joint injections. Dr. Elder's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. 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. Before completing his residency at Bayfront Medical Center, Dr. Elder attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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 practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL, Sarasota, FL, and Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Warnick is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Warnick attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Daniel Murphy's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Murphy has a special interest in sports injuries. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Dr. Murphy attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Murphy is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries

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

Dr. Eaton Yen is a rehabilitation physician and pain specialist. His areas of expertise include pain management. Patient ratings for Dr. Yen average 3.5 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yen attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Yen trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is 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 Sports Medicine
602 South Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Arnold Ramirez works as a sports medicine specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ramirez include sports health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramirez honors. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems

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

Dr. Seth Gasser is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. Dr. Gasser is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Gasser average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gasser is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Mr. Larry Collins specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Mr. Collins include concussion, strains, and hip injury. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. 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. New patients are welcome to contact Mr. Collins's office for an appointment. His distinctions include: Sports Medicine Person of the Year, Athletic Trainers' Association of Florida and Medical Writing Award, Yale University School of Medicine Physician Associate Program.

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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)

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

Dr. Scott Beck's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Beck average 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Beck obtained his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency 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. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. Dr. Beck's practice is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Laber's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Laber include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and bleeding. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Huron Hospital and South Pointe Hospital. Dr. Laber has received the following distinction: Best Teaching Faculty, University of Louisville, JG Brown Cancer Center. His professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Bleeding, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, ... (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 areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Benfanti include knee problems, foot problems, and wrist problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Benfanti welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Dr. Benfanti attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include scoliosis. Dr. Neustadt is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. Dr. Neustadt is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Neustadt takes. 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. His clinical interests include scoliosis. 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Hahn attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hahn's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Kathryn Lane Hall, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kathryn Hall is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Hall include juvederm, nasal fractures, and facelift. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Hall has received professional recognition including the following: Resident Research Competition 2nd Place, Northeastern Ohio Otolarygology Association; Scientific Contest 3rd Place, Metro Health Medical Center Scientific Contest; and Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation, American Medical Women's Association Inc. Her professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , nasal fractures

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Nasal Fractures, Eyelid Problems, Juvederm, Facelift, Brow Lift, Facial 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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