Finding Providers
loading

We found 26 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 Hwy 19 N.
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Galloway is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Galloway's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Galloway completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

Read more

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

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

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

Dr. Joel Epstein works as a foot and ankle surgeon, general podiatrist, and sports medicine specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Epstein is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Epstein's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, nail issues, and trigger point injections. He is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Epstein completed his residency training at Harrison Community Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

Read more

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 podiatrist, foot and ankle surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Rothschild's areas of expertise include diabetes, trigger point injections, and foot surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Rothschild average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rothschild accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. William Jennings Near, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3131 N Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. William Near practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Largo, FL, Tampa, FL, and Clearwater, FL. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. Dr. Near's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Diagnostic Clinic.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Scoliosis, Fractures, Ankle Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Gordon Howard Zuerndorfer, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2924 Bethany Place
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gordon Zuerndorfer specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Clearwater, FL. His clinical interests include knee problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and laser surgery. Patients rated Dr. Zuerndorfer highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zuerndorfer accepts. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Zuerndorfer completed residency programs at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Zuerndorfer's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

Read more

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 orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. His areas of expertise include microsurgery, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mirabello at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Mirabello's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, sprains

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

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

Dr. Sang Choi's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee replacement, and trigger point injections. Dr. Choi is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Choi 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 graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Korean.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Akila Ananthakrishnan Iyer, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2626 Tampa Road; Suite 204
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Akila Ananthakrishnan practices general internal medicine. Before completing her residency at UPMC Shadyside, Dr. Ananthakrishnan attended medical school at Stanley Medical College. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Ananthakrishnan is conversant in Tamil and Malayalam. Dr. Ananthakrishnan is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Flu Shot, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Thyroid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrew Messer's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Tarpon Springs, FL. His education and training includes medical school at Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University. These areas are among Dr. Messer's clinical interests: trigger point injections, cervical (neck) spine problems, and lumbar fusion. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

Read more

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

Dr. Sadhana Shah's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patients gave Dr. Shah an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include back pain, alcohol abuse, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Shah 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. After completing medical school at Topiwala National Medical College, Dr. Shah performed Dr. Shah's residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease

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

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

Dr. Mark Torke is a Palm Harbor, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and trigger point injections. Dr. Torke is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. Patients gave Dr. Torke an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Samuel Joseph practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Safety Harbor, FL and Tampa, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Joseph's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Joseph's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

Read more

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's specialty is adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Drucker's clinical interests: holter monitoring, pituitary disorders, and metabolic bone disease. He is affiliated with 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. Dr. Drucker obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Read more

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 is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sankoorikal completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Sankoorikal's areas of expertise consist of fibromyalgia, lupus, and arthritis. Dr. Sankoorikal has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Malayalam. Dr. Sankoorikal's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

Read more

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 sees patients in Holiday, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include hypertension (high blood pressure), arthritis, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Patel graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). 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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Arthritis, Cholesterol Problems

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

Dr. Duane Belongie is an orthopedist in Largo, FL and Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Belongie include knee problems, knee replacement, and shoulder problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed his residency training at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Belongie is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Diagnostic Clinic.

Read more

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

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

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Accessibility

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Podiatry School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.