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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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass ACL injury. Dr. Milam is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital. Before performing his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Milam attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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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'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)

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

Dr. Gary Shapiro is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Shapiro's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Shapiro attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine.

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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 area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bennett include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Bennett obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency 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). The average patient rating for Dr. Bennett is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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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 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. 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. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 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. Moor accepts. Dr. Moor graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Moor's training includes a residency program at Oschner Clinic Foundation. He is conversant in Spanish. 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, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Adam Bright's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Bright average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bright accepts. Dr. Bright's practice is open to new patients. 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)

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

Dr. Randall Morgan, who practices in Sarasota, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Morgan speaks Spanish. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Morgan attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morgan honors.

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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. Dr. Stolarski has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stolarski include knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital.

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

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

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

Dr. Donald Slevin is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Sarasota, FL. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Maricopa Medical Center. Dr. Slevin 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: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Christopher Sforzo is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Sforzo graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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

Dr. David Sugar is an orthopedic surgeon. Patients gave Dr. Sugar an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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 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)

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

Dr. Michael Gordon's area of specialization is hand surgery. Dr. Gordon honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College.

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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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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.