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We found 9 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions near Pensacola, FL.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
41 Fairpoint Drive; Suite B
Gulf Breeze, FL
 

Dr. Richard Sellers specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Sellers has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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: , arthritis

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

Dr. Michael Dow Gilmore, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Michael Gilmore's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. Dr. Gilmore's education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at Shands at the University of Florida. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip Craig Benton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1717 N E Street; Suite 534
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Philip Benton sees patients in Pensacola, FL and San Destin, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Benton studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Benton completed residency programs at National Naval Medical Center, New England Baptist Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. His average rating from his patients is 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. Benton takes.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
5153 North 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Richard Reynolds practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Reynolds is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, spine problems, and shoulder problems. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Reynolds takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Spine Problems, Total ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1040 Gulf Breeze Parkway; Suite 200
Gulf Breeze, FL
 

Dr. Christopher O'Grady specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. O'Grady takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. O'Grady trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1040 Gulf Breeze Parkway; Suite 205
Gulf Breeze, FL
 

Dr. Steven Kronlage sees patients in Gulf Breeze, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Kronlage attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
5153 N 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Robert Huang's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Huang average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Huang accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Huang attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5147 N 9th Avenue; Suite 110
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. John Dejong's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dejong include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1040 Gulf Breeze Parkway; Suite 200
Gulf Breeze, FL
 

Dr. Roger Ostrander's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Ostrander takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

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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.