We found 25 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Coventry Gold near Palm Harbor, FL.

Dr. Drew Eugene Warnick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3850 Tampa Road
Palm Harbor, 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)

Joel Epstein
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry, Sports Medicine
2595 Tampa Road; Suite O
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Joel Epstein's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery, general podiatry, and sports medicine. Dr. Epstein speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, nail issues, and trigger point injections. His professional affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. He completed his residency training at Harrison Community Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Epstein is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Relevant Interests: , foot fracture

All Interests: Plantar Fasciitis, Foot Surgery, Hammer Toe, Diabetes, Nail Issues, Heel Pain, Calluses, Corns, ... (Read more)

Allan Warren Rothschild
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine
1022 Main Street; Suite L
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Allan Rothschild is a foot doctor, foot and ankle surgeon, and sports medicine specialist in Dunedin, FL. Dr. Rothschild's clinical interests include diabetes, trigger point injections, and foot surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rothschild takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Fractures, Laser Surgery, Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Trigger Point Injections, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Lawrence Benfanti, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
3850 Tampa Road
Palm Harbor, 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. Gordon Howard Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2924 Bethany Place
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. Dr. Zuerndorfer's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zuerndorfer 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, arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), joint problems, gout

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Carl Mirabello, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Steven Mirabello is an orthopedic surgeon in Palm Harbor, FL and New Port Richie, FL. Dr. Mirabello's clinical interests include microsurgery, trigger point injections, and joint injections. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Mirabello is rated 4.0 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: , musculoskeletal problems, sprains

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

Dr. Ronald Gary Hayter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
35111 Us 19 N.
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Hayter works as an orthopedic surgeon. He has a 4.0 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. Hayter accepts. Dr. Hayter graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, tendonitis

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Hip Resurfacing, Tendonitis, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Sang Hyok Choi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Sang Choi is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Choi's clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and trigger point injections. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He takes 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 Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Choi speaks Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Ankle Problems, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Cade Messer, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
559 Austin Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Messer's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include trigger point injections, cervical (neck) spine problems, and lumbar fusion. Dr. Messer is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Messer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University.

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

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Spinal Procedures, Fractures, Back Problems, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Daniel Torke, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Mark Torke is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Torke include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and trigger point injections. He is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Torke 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 accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Torke trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Sadhana Ashok Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2855 Alte 19
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Sadhana Shah's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Shah's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include back pain, alcohol abuse, and sexual dysfunction. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah accepts. Dr. Shah attended Topiwala National Medical College and then went on to complete Dr. Shah's residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Sexual Dysfunction, Shingles, Back Pain, Alzheimer's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel Abraham Joseph Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1800 Mease Drive
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Joseph sees patients in Safety Harbor, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Joseph accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Joseph's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Jerry Drucker, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
34041 Us Highway 19 N; Suite C
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Jerry Drucker practices adult endocrinology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include holter monitoring, pituitary disorders, and metabolic bone disease. Dr. Drucker is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Drucker takes. Before performing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Drucker attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease

All Interests: Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Shingles, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Antony George Sankoorikal, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2655 State Road 580; Suite 201
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Antony Sankoorikal's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Sankoorikal is conversant in Malayalam. Clinical interests for Dr. Sankoorikal include fibromyalgia, lupus, and arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He is a graduate of Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Sankoorikal has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sankoorikal honors 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: , arthritis

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Lupus, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. Rajesh Vinodchandra Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1162 Alternate 19 N
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Rajesh Patel is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), arthritis, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Arthritis, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. John Hyung Shim, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 202
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. John Shim is an orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Shim include knee problems, lumbar laminectomy, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Shim attended State University of New York (SUNY) for medical school. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 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.

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

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Spinal ... (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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