We found 18 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Coventry Gold HMO near Odessa, FL.

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

Dr. Jennifer Swaringen's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Swaringen include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and joint injections. She is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patient ratings for Dr. Swaringen average 3.5 stars out of 5. She 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

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (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 is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Chan's clinical interests include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and hip problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. 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 is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Chan's professional affiliations include 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. Eaton I-Kun Yen, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
18907 Blake Road
Odessa, FL
 

Dr. Eaton Yen is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist in Trinity, FL, Odessa, FL, and Tampa, FL. Dr. Yen's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass pain management. 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 Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Yen completed his residency training 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. 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. Malcolm Maclaren is an orthopedic trauma, pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and hand surgery specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Maclaren is especially interested in sports health. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Before completing his residency at Tulsa Regional Medical Center, Dr. Maclaren attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Maclaren 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

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

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. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Hayes include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Richard Pigeon's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Pigeon's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pigeon honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Pigeon attended Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Pigeon (or staff) is conversant in 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. Dennis Edward Jones, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4211 Van Dyke Road; Suite 200
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Jones is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Jones's clinical interests include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He honors 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 the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and a graduate of Brooke Army Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with 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, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Samantha Sue Lindsay, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
16541 Pointe Village Drive; Suite 207
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Samantha Lindsay's specialty is family medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. She takes 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: , bursitis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Issues, Bursitis, Family Planning, Burns, ... (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) and practices in Lutz, FL and Trinity, FL. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Patel obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, ... (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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. 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: , 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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Before performing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Chowdappa attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University for medical school. Dr. Chowdappa 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 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. Juan Jose Rivera, MD
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2039 Little Road; Suite A
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Juan Rivera's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Rivera's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, sprains, ankle fracture

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Fracture, Calluses, Sprains, Corns, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendon Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jennifer Cook is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cook is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Cook attended Harvard Medical School.

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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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Hudson, FL and Trinity, FL. Dr. Faris (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Faris's education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx. Patient ratings for Dr. Faris average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Faris 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: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Adam Scott Greenfield, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
2208 Duckslough Boulevard
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Adam Greenfield's area of specialization is family medicine. Before performing his residency at the University Community Hospital, Tampa, Dr. Greenfield attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, cryotherapy, and nutrition counseling. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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. Greenfield is affiliated with Family Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, osteoarthritis

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

Dr. Bharat M Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8140 Picton Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Bharat Desai's specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Desai's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). On average, patients gave Dr. Desai a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Desai honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Medical College Baroda, Dr. Desai performed Dr. Desai's residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Immunization, Bronchoscopy, Hypertension, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Excision of Skin Lesion, ... (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.