We found 24 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Medicare near Palm Harbor, FL.

Dr. Matthew Ryan Galloway, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
37026 Us Highway 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Galloway is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Galloway graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Joel Epstein practices foot & ankle surgery, general podiatry, and sports medicine in Palm Harbor, FL. Dr. Epstein is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, nail issues, and trigger point injections. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. His residency was performed at Harrison Community Hospital. Dr. Epstein is conversant in Spanish.

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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 works as a podiatrist, foot and ankle surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, trigger point injections, and foot surgery. Dr. Rothschild is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Gordon H 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. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. His clinical interests include knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. Dr. Zuerndorfer's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zuerndorfer is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone tumor, 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 orthopedist. Patient ratings for Dr. Mirabello average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mirabello include microsurgery, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Dr. Mirabello 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 attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Mirabello is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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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. David Richmond Whiddon, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1840 Mease Drive; Suite 409
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. David Whiddon practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Clearwater, FL, Trinity, FL, and Safety Harbor, FL. Dr. Whiddon has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whiddon accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Andrew Messer works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Tarpon Springs, FL. Dr. Messer's areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, cervical (neck) spine problems, and lumbar fusion. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Messer completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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

Dr. Sang Choi practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Palm Harbor, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Choi average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Choi include hip replacement, knee replacement, and trigger point injections. Dr. Choi's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin 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. Choi graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He is conversant in 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. Sadhana Ashok Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2855 Alte 19
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Sadhana Shah specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Before completing Dr. Shah's residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Shah attended medical school at Topiwala National Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include back pain, alcohol abuse, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Shah has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Shah 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. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases

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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Safety Harbor, FL and Tampa, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Joseph's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Joseph is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Joseph is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Antony Sankoorikal specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Clearwater, FL. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: fibromyalgia, lupus, and arthritis. Dr. Sankoorikal honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is conversant in Malayalam. Dr. Sankoorikal's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Mark D 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. These areas are among Dr. Torke's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and trigger point injections. He is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Torke honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Rajesh V 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 expertise consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), arthritis, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Patel 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.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Arthritis, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Christopher William Grayson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
36413 Us Highway 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Grayson, who practices in Palm Harbor, FL and Temple Terrace, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Grayson include knee problems, knee replacement, and total joint replacement. On average, patients gave him 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 professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , femur (thigh bone) fracture, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Femur Fracture, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Duane Marc Belongie, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3131 N Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Duane Belongie is an orthopedic surgeon in Largo, FL and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Belongie's areas of expertise include knee problems, knee replacement, and shoulder problems. 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 attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Diagnostic Clinic.

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

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Knee Replacement, Leg ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jerry Drucker's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Drucker's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include holter monitoring, pituitary disorders, and metabolic bone diseases. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. 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. Drucker studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. For his professional training, Dr. Drucker completed residency programs at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases

All Interests: Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Shingles, Kidney 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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