We found 77 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Catastrophic near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. George Hubert Canizares, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. George Canizares is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Canizares include joint injections, wrist problems, and sports health. Dr. Canizares obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Canizares 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: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Timothy Braun, MBA, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1001 37 Street North; Suite C
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. David Braun is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Braun include total elbow replacement, total hip replacement, and sports health. 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. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , tendon ruptures (tears), musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Total Elbow Replacement, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Stanek Albert, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5880 49th Street North; Suite 104
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Albert's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Albert attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston for residency. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , leg fracture, ankle sprain, PCL injury, shoulder fracture, spinal fracture, musculoskeletal problems, elbow fracture, ACL injury, osteoporosis, rib fracture, achilles tendon problems, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), foot fracture

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Hogan Ggregory Yi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10 Pasadena Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Hogan Yi is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. His clinical interests include foot problems, hand problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. The average patient rating for Dr. Yi is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Yi speaks Korean. Dr. Yi's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Knee Problems, Carpal ... (Read more)

Dr. Drew Eugene Warnick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 450; Department 7590
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Drew Warnick's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Warnick include knee problems, foot problems, and musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Warnick is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Sanjay Menon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Sanjay Menon is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Menon include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Menon's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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

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

Dr. Scott Warren Beck, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 450; Department 7590
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Scott Beck is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital. Dr. Beck 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 is accepting new patients. Dr. Beck is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Trauma

Dr. Paul Lawrence Benfanti, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 450; Department 7590
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Paul Benfanti is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery specialist in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Sarasota, FL. His areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and wrist problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Dr. Benfanti attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Benfanti is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. His 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. Joel Thomas Hardin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology
840 Dr. Mlk Jr Boulevard; Suite 400
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Joel Hardin's specialties are adult cardiology and pediatric cardiology. His areas of expertise include congenital heart disease. He honors HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Hardin attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Hardin has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Endotracheal Intubation, Poisoning, Neglect, Temporary Transvenous Pacing, Echocardiogram, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Wayne Sharf, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6500 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Howard Sharf practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sharf is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sharf is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Neck Pain, Spinal Procedures, Fractures, Back Problems, Strains, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Bruce Neustadt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 450; Department 7590
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Neustadt's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Neustadt include scoliosis. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Neustadt takes. Dr. Neustadt is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Hip Problems, Scoliosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Verl Hahn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 450; Department 7590
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Hahn, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis. Dr. Hahn is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Hahn accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hahn welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Antonio Rodriquez Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Rodriguez's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include back pain, knee problems, and microsurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Rodriguez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Atlanta Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Basal Joint Arthroplasty, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Tendon ... (Read more)

Dr. Clinton Bertrand Davis II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Clinton Davis is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Davis is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Davis takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Elbow Problems, Spinal Procedures, Shoulder Problems, Back Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Michael Mixa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5959 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Mixa is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: steroid injections, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Mixa's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mixa honors. Before completing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Mixa attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , leg fracture, wrist fracture, ligament problems, shoulder fracture, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, hip fracture, elbow fracture, joint problems, ankle fracture, foot fracture

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Hallux Valgus, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Auto Injuries, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Joseph Pagano, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Paul Pagano specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Largo, FL. His areas of expertise consist of back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. Dr. Pagano is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Pagano takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Spinal Procedures, Back 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.