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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: joint injections, wrist problems, and sports health. Dr. Canizares honors 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 South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Canizares speaks Spanish.

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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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Pinellas Park, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: total elbow replacement, total hip replacement, and sports health. Dr. Braun honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency. Dr. Braun's 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Albert 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 a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He trained at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston for residency. He is conversant in French. Dr. Albert is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , leg fracture, arm fracture, golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), 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, Arm Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ACL ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hogan Yi practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Yi's education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot problems, hand problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yi honors. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Yi's hospital/clinic 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, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (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 works as a pediatric orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Warnick is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Warnick include knee problems, foot problems, and musculoskeletal problems. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Warnick honors 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: 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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Menon's clinical interests include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. 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. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. 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, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Utah School of Medicine, Dr. Beck completed his residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Beck is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Benfanti include knee problems, foot problems, and wrist problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's 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. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Benfanti obtained his medical school training at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and performed his residency at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 works as an adult cardiologist and pediatric cardiologist. Dr. Hardin has indicated that his clinical interests include congenital heart disease. He honors HFN, Great-West Healthcare, Humana HMO, and more. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hardin speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Pinellas Park, FL. He is especially interested in spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and orthopedic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Sharf is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. 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. Dr. Neustadt has indicated that his clinical interests include scoliosis. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes 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 Emory University School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Neustadt is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital. Dr. Neustadt has an open panel.

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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 is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Hahn is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests encompass scoliosis. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hahn trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network 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: , 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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include back pain, knee problems, and microsurgery. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rodriguez completed a residency program at Atlanta Medical Center. In addition to English, 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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Davis's clinical interests: back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. He 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 attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center.

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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 in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Mixa is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include steroid injections, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Mixa has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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.

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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 is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Pagano obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Pagano is in-network for 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, Artificial Disc Replacement, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Spinal Procedures, Back ... (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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