We found 13 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum near Sarasota, FL.

Dr. Daniel Leon Milam III, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5741 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 590
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Milam, who practices in Brandon, FL, Sun City Center, FL, and Bradenton, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Milam include ACL injury. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Milam speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Drew Eugene Warnick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5881 Rand Boulevard
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Drew Warnick practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL, Sarasota, FL, and Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Warnick is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Warnick attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6050 Cattleridge Boulevard; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Gary Shapiro's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Shapiro's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shapiro honors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. William Francis Bennett, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1250 S Tamiami Tr; Suite 303
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. William Bennett's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Bennett takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bennett has an open panel. He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Paul Lawrence Benfanti, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
5881 Rand Boulevard
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Paul Benfanti's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. 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 several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Benfanti welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Dr. Benfanti attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. 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. John Timothy Moor, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2446 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. John Moor is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Moor is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine and a graduate of Oschner Clinic Foundation's residency program. He has received a 3.0 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. Moor accepts. He is conversant in Spanish. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Adam Scott Bright, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1950 Arlington Street; Suite 111
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Adam Bright sees patients in Sarasota, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Bright takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Bright attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2750 Bahia Vista Street; Suite 100
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Randall Morgan is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Sarasota, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. He obtained his medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Morgan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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. Edward John Stolarski, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
6050 Cattleridge Boulevard; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Edward Stolarski is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Sarasota, FL. Patients gave Dr. Stolarski an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stolarski include knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital.

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

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Metabolic Bone ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1921 Waldemere Street; Suite 610
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. David Sugar is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Sarasota, FL. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sugar honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1921 Waldemere Street; Suite 609
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Donald Slevin's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Slevin 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 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Maricopa Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5831 Bee Ridge Road, Suite 200; Suite 200
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Sforzo's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Sforzo has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider 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 a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery
2750 Bahia Vista Street; Suite 100
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Michael Gordon is a specialist in hand surgery. He works in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Gordon graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gordon takes.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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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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