We found 48 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Everyday Health near South Miami, FL.

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Dr. John William Uribe, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 200
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. John Uribe's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Coral Gables, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Uribe completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Uribe has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Leg Problems

Dr. Jack Sewell Cooper, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 301
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Jack Cooper's areas of specialization are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Cooper has a special interest in neck problems and hip problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cooper accepts. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Cooper attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Chairman's Award, Florida Board Medicine. Dr. Cooper is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Michael J Swartzon, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 200
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Michael Swartzon specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Swartzon is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Swartzon attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is conversant in Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Gautam Pratap Yagnik, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 200
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Gautam Yagnik practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Yagnik focuses on knee problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Yagnik's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Keith Sheldon Hechtman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 200
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Keith Hechtman works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hechtman include knee problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hechtman attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hechtman trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hechtman include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems

Dr. John Phillip Wilkerson Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6705 Red Road; Suite 418
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. John Wilkerson is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Wilkerson's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Patients rated Dr. Wilkerson highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Julio C Robla, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7600 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite #102
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Julio Robla is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Robla has a special interest in knee problems, sports health, and arthritis. He has received a 4.0 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. In addition to English, Dr. Robla speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Michael Robert Gombosh, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9165 Sw 87th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Gombosh's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include osteoporosis, arthritis, and hip problems. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. Dr. Gombosh 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Leg Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Moises Lustgarten, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
8900 North Kendall Drive
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Moises Lustgarten is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Miami, FL. Dr. Lustgarten has a special interest in scoliosis, cancer, and osteoporosis. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. He attended Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Scoliosis, Back Problems, Neck Problems, Cancer, Osteoporosis

Dr. Roger Khalil Khouri, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
2750 Douglas Road
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Roger Khouri practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Coconut Grove, FL, Miami, FL, and Key Biscayne, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Khouri's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. 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. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Khouri has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors; and ESPRAS Great Debate winner, Breast Augmentation: Implants vs Fat Grafts. In addition to English, Dr. Khouri (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roy Cardoso, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2750 Sw 27th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Roy Cardoso is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Miami Lakes, FL, Plantation, FL, and Hialeah, FL. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. These areas are among his clinical interests: shoulder surgery, wrist surgery, and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Cardoso is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Cardoso (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Jay Miller, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6280 Sunset Drive; Suite 505
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Miller is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of arthritis, tumor, and carpal tunnel syndrome. The average patient rating for Dr. Miller is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Miller accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Miller attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Scar Revision, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Hand Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francisco Javier Borja, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8950 N Kendall Drive; Suite 507w
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Borja is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of arthritis and hip problems. Dr. Borja's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He studied medicine at Complutense University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Borja takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Hip Problems

Dr. F. Harlan Harlan Selesnick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 301
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. F. Selesnick is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Coral Gables, FL. His clinical interests encompass knee problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Selesnick is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Michael Reese Hospital for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Selesnick speaks Spanish. Dr. Selesnick is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Foot Problems, Leg Problems

Dr. Elizabeth Anne Ouellette, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3150 Sw 38th Avenue; Suite 600
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Ouellette works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ouellette include carpal tunnel syndrome. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ouellette attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hand Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. Antonio Emilio Blanco, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7775 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Blanco's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blanco include diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Blanco 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 Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Blanco completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Incontinence, Migraine, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Acne, Emphysema, Smoking ... (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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