We found 23 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. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Galloway honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. 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'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. 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. 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. Duane Marc Belongie, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3131 N Mcmullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Duane Belongie specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Largo, FL and Clearwater, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, knee replacement, and shoulder problems. Dr. Belongie accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. Tatiana Pavlovna Nagibina, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
32615 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 2
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Tatiana Nagibina sees patients in Palm Harbor, FL. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include trigger point injections, lupus, and shoulder problems. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Nagibina studied medicine at Minsk State Medical Institute. Dr. Nagibina is conversant in Russian. Her professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, tendonitis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Shoulder Problems, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Peter Moreno, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1800 Mease Drive
Safety Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Moreno works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Moreno performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Moreno include back pain, scoliosis, and trigger point injections. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moreno takes. In addition to English, Dr. Moreno speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Back Problems, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine ... (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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