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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.

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 specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Cooper's areas of clinical interest consist of neck problems and hip problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Cooper has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Chairman's Award, Florida Board Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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. John William Uribe, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 200
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. John Uribe specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Coral Gables, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He studied medicine at 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 ratings for Dr. Uribe average 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Uribe speaks Spanish. Dr. Uribe's professional 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. Michael J Swartzon, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 200
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Michael Swartzon works as a family practice physician and sports medicine specialist in Coral Gables, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Swartzon is especially interested in knee problems, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Hebrew. Dr. Swartzon is 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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Coral Gables, FL, Miami, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. His areas of expertise include knee problems. Dr. Yagnik honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. John Wilkerson specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Wilkerson's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Wilkerson graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Keith Hechtman is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Coral Gables, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Hechtman include knee problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hechtman honors. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Hechtman's distinctions 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. Julio C Robla, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7600 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite #102
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Julio Robla, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Robla include knee problems, arthritis, and hip problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is professionally 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. He practices in Miami, FL and Homestead, FL. Dr. Gombosh's areas of clinical interest consist of osteoporosis, arthritis, 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 HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Gombosh attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Gombosh is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

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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 practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, cancer, and osteoporosis. Dr. Lustgarten is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.

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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 is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Khouri is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Khouri attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Khouri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Stephen Miller is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. He is especially interested in arthritis, tumor, and carpal tunnel syndrome. On average, patients gave Dr. Miller a rating of 4.5 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. Miller takes. He is affiliated with 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. Roy Cardoso, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2750 Sw 27th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Roy Cardoso specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Cardoso has indicated that his clinical interests include shoulder surgery, wrist surgery, and hand surgery procedures. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cardoso accepts. Dr. Cardoso (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Francisco Javier Borja, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8950 N Kendall Drive; Suite 507w
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Borja is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Borja include arthritis and hip problems. Dr. Borja's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Borja attended medical school at Complutense University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 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. Borja takes. 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. Elizabeth Anne Ouellette, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3150 Sw 38th Avenue; Suite 600
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Ouelette's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ouelette studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. She is especially interested in carpal tunnel syndrome. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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. Dr. Ouelette is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ouelette's 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. F. Harlan Harlan Selesnick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 301
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. F. Selesnick specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Michael Reese Hospital's residency program. He has a special interest in knee problems. Dr. Selesnick is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Selesnick speaks Spanish. He 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. Antonio Emilio Blanco, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7775 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Blanco works as a general internist. On average, patients gave Dr. Blanco a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. Dr. Blanco honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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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.