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

Dr. Peter Candelora is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Candelora's clinical interests: knee problems, total shoulder replacement, and pain. He 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Candelora speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), joint problems, ankle fracture

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Ankle Fracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jennifer Swaringen's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, knee replacement, and sports health. Dr. Swaringen's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Swaringen studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Swaringen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. Dr. Swaringen is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, joint problems

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

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

Dr. Stephen Hanff is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, knee replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Hanff is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Shands HealthCare. Dr. Hanff accepts 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, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Cook is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Cook's areas of expertise include knee problems, knee replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. Her professional affiliations include BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity) and Medical Center of Trinity. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University, Dr. Cook attended medical school at 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: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

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

Dr. Aaron Kyle Mates, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2165 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Aaron Mates is a foot & ankle surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine specialist in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Mates include arthroscopic surgery, foot pain, and hammer toe. Dr. Mates honors 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 Alabama College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Dr. Mates's professional affiliations include BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity) and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthritis, ligament problems, arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, sprains, fractures (broken bones), tendon injury

All Interests: Ankle Fusion, Plantar Fasciitis, Tendon Injury, Hammer Toe, Preventive Care, Pes Planus, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Patrick Donovan, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2165 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. James Donovan's specialties are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Donovan's education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: pain, sports health, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Donovan honors. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), elbow fracture, sprains, hand fracture, fractures (broken bones), joint problems, tendon injury

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. John Chi-Ching Chan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
4211 Vandyke Road; Suite 200
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. John Chan works as an orthopedic trauma specialist, orthopedic reconstructive surgeon, and sports medicine specialist in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Chan attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Chan's areas of expertise include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and ganglion cyst. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Chan's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group.

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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. Eaton I Yen, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
18907 Blake Road
Odessa, FL
 

Dr. Eaton Yen's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He practices in Trinity, FL, Odessa, FL, and Tampa, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Yen include migraine, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and facet injection. He is professionally affiliated with James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH) and Medical Center of Trinity. 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 performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Yen attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He speaks Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Neck Pain, Migraine, Nerve Block, Facet Injection, Musculoskeletal Problems, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Malcolm Christopher Maclaren, DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine
18133 Patterson Road
Odessa, FL
 

Dr. M. Maclaren is an orthopedic traumatologist, pediatric orthopedic surgeon, and hand surgeon in Odessa, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Maclaren attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Tulsa Regional Medical Center for residency. He has a special interest in sports health. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Maclaren speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Problems

Dr. Richard George Pigeon, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 110
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Richard Pigeon is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pigeon's areas of expertise include back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Pigeon performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. In addition to English, Dr. Pigeon (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Spinal Procedures, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Victor Hayes' areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hayes include back pain, scoliosis, and cancer. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Hayes is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. His residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Juan Jose Rivera
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2039 Little Road; Suite A
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Juan Rivera is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Tampa, FL and New Port Richey, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, hammer toe, and athlete's foot. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Rivera is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rivera is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Achilles tendon problems, sprains, ankle fracture, foot fracture

All Interests: Warts, Athlete's Foot, Ankle Fracture, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Richmond Whiddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 110
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. David Whiddon specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Clearwater, FL, Trinity, FL, and Safety Harbor, FL. He has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Whiddon 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. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth's residency program. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Adam Scott Greenfield, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2208 Duckslough Boulevard; Suite A
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Greenfield works as a family practitioner in New Port Richey, FL, Port Richey, FL, and Richey, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Greenfield's clinical interests include alcohol abuse, nutrition counseling, and hepatitis. He is affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. On average, patients gave Dr. Greenfield a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenfield accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Michael L Rothberg, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2044 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 110
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Michael Rothberg specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Clearwater, FL, Largo, FL, and New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Rothberg's areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and hand problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 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. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Rothberg completed his residency training at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa's specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include depression, holter monitoring, and audiometry test. Dr. Chowdappa is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Medical Center of Trinity. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 conversant in Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Depression, Audiometry Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (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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