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We found 12 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Sarasota, FL.

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 Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Sarasota, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Warnick include knee problems, foot problems, and musculoskeletal problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Warnick completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Warnick is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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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. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. Shapiro is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. William Bennett practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Sarasota, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bennett include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bennett honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bennett is a graduate of 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. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Paul Benfanti is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. Dr. Benfanti is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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Dr. John Timothy Moor, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2446 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. John Moor's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Moor has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Oschner Clinic Foundation. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Moor welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Randall Morgan specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Morgan obtained his medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He takes 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, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Edward Stolarski's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Stolarski's areas of expertise consist of knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stolarski accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1950 Arlington Street; Suite 111
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Brian Schofield sees patients in Sarasota, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Schofield studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schofield honors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Donald Slevin's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Slevin 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 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)

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

Dr. Christopher Sforzo's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sforzo has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts 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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Dr. Michael Justin Gordon, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery
2750 Bahia Vista Street; Suite 100
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Michael Gordon is a hand surgeon. Dr. Gordon honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. David Sugar works as an orthopedic surgeon in Sarasota, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Sugar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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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.