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We found 26 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential near Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Drew Eugene Warnick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4443 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Drew Warnick is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL, Sarasota, FL, and Tampa, FL. Dr. Warnick is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Warnick studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Eaton I-Kun Yen, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
8140 Picton Way; Suite 101
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Eaton Yen practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Yen attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Clinical interests for Dr. Yen include pain management. The average patient rating for Dr. Yen is 3.5 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. Dr. Yen is professionally affiliated with James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Neck Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems, Back Pain, Headache, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Lawrence Benfanti, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
4443 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Paul Benfanti's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. Dr. Benfanti's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and wrist problems. He 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. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Benfanti's practice is open to new patients.

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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. Steven Carl Mirabello, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5221 Hanff Lane
New Port Richie, FL
 

Dr. Steven Mirabello is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Palm Harbor, FL and New Port Richie, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Mirabello average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Mirabello's clinical interests: microsurgery, trigger point injections, and joint injections. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.

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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. Shiv Kumar Aggarwal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5522 Trouble Creek; Suite 100
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Shiv Aggarwal's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Aggarwal is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aggarwal include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and biofeedback. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College and a graduate of Lutheran Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Aggarwal (or staff) is conversant in Greek, Polish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Auto Injuries, Incontinence, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor Morales Morales, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2040 Short Avenue
Odessa, FL
 

Dr. Victor Hayes is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise consist of back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Hayes has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Back Problems, Laser Treatment, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter David Candelora, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5145 Deer Park Drive
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Peter Candelora works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Candelora's average patient rating is 4.5 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 attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle sprain, osteoarthritis, ankle fracture

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Ankle Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Teodulo Reyes Mationg Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8820 State Road; No. 52
Hudson, FL
 

Dr. Teodulo Mationg is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. In Dr. Mationg's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, heart problems, and osteoporosis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mount Vernon Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Mationg speaks Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, General Care

Dr. Usha Agarwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3543 Little Road; Suite B
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Usha Agarwal's specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Agarwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, herpes, and tropical diseases. She graduated from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and then she performed her residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Agarwal's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. She 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: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Scott Greenfield, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10806 Us Hwy 19; Suite 102a
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Adam Greenfield works as a family practice physician in Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Richey, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, cryotherapy, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Greenfield is affiliated with Family Medical Center. Dr. Greenfield 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 education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at the University Community Hospital, Tampa. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3535 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Jayadeva Chowdappa specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Apollo Medical Center. Dr. Chowdappa accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Obesity, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Alfred Shih-Tai Lee, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5307 Main Street; Suite 105
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Alfred Lee is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Before performing his residency at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland, Dr. Lee attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bursitis, arthritis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Headache, Heartburn, Dizziness, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rajesh Patel is an internist in Holiday, FL. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: hypertension (high blood pressure), arthritis, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He accepts 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: Hypertension, Arthritis, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Bharat M Desai, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
8140 Picton Way; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Bharat Desai is an adult pulmonologist in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. Patients rated Dr. Desai highly, giving Dr. Desai an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Desai's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desai takes. Dr. Desai studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Desai completed Dr. Desai's residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Immunization, Bronchoscopy, Hypertension, Lung Problems, Diabetes, Excision of Skin Lesion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hayath Javeed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4904 Moog Road
Holiday, FL
 

Dr. Hayath Javeed specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Holiday, FL. Dr. Javeed (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Indian Languages. These areas are among his clinical interests: trigger point injections, nutrition counseling, and lupus. Dr. Javeed is a graduate of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Javeed completed a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Javeed 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

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Farrukh Zaidi, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
8029 Washington Street
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Farrukh Zaidi specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Brooksville, FL and Port Richey, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zaidi include arthritis. After completing medical school at Sindh Medical College, Dr. Zaidi performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 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. Zaidi accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases

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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.