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We found 90 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near South Miami, FL.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 200
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Brian Leo, who practices in Coral Gables, FL, Weston, FL, and West Palm Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Leo has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include steroid injections, knee arthroscopy, and hip pain. 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 attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Leo include: The Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Outstanding Orthopaedic Resident Award and Golden Key National Honor Society Blue Key Leadership Honorary National Dean's List. Dr. Leo is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Mauricio Fernando Herrera, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 505
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Mauricio Herrera works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Herrera's clinical interests encompass arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Herrera's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Herrera has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Alejandro Posada, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2601 South West 37th Avenue; Suite 602
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Posada practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Posada focuses on knee problems. Dr. Posada's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. 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. Posada's education and training includes medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Julian Fernando Naranjo, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 535
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Julian Naranjo is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in South Miami, FL, Hallandale, FL, and Homestead, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Naranjo's areas of expertise include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and holistic medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Migraine, Holistic Medicine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maximiliano Velasco, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
10101 South Dixie Highway
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Maximiliano Velasco's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include neck problems. Dr. Velasco is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Velasco accepts 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 a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Velasco attended the University of Valle for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Heel Pain

Dr. Ramiro Nieves, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
592 S.w. 27th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ramiro Nieves' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Nieves's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Nieves is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Musculoskeletal 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, arthritis, and hip problems. Dr. Robla's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Robla at an average of 4.0 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, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Harlan S Chiron, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4675 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 203
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Harlan Chiron's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Chiron's practice, he is particularly interested in osteoporosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and neck problems. 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 attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Chiron's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Moises Lustgarten specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His areas of expertise consist of scoliosis, cancer, and osteoporosis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lustgarten takes. Dr. Lustgarten attended Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Scoliosis, Back Problems, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Cancer, Osteoporosis, Chronic Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wen-Hsiang P Andrew Lee, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. W. Lee's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing Dr. Lee's residency at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Lee attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Lee is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Lee has received professional recognition including the following: Kappa Delta Award, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Sumner Koch Award, American Society for Surgery of the Hand; and Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship, American Society for Surgery of the Hand. In addition to English, Dr. Lee speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miami VA Healthcare System and Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, wrist fracture, hand fracture, tendonitis, tendon injury

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harry Thomas Temple, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Oncology
3659 S Miami Avenue; #4008
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Harry Temple's specialty is orthopedic oncology. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Temple trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Temple is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Temple has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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

All Interests: Fractures, Knee Revision, Soft Tissue Tumor, Ankle Reconstruction, Amputation, Metabolic Bone ... (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, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Plantation, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Cardoso include shoulder surgery, wrist surgery, and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Cardoso 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 George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Dr. Cardoso (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Cardoso is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (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 surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Miller include arthritis, tumor, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Miller is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Missouri Health System's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Edwin Anibal Cordero, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15077 S Dixie Highway
Palmetto Bay, FL
 

Dr. Edwin Cordero practices general pediatrics. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include scoliosis, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Cordero's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He attended medical school at CETEC University School of Medicine. Dr. Cordero's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Phobias, Sports Health, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Wrist Problems, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

Dr. Julio C Pita Jr., MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Other
6705 Red Road; Suite 714
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Julio Pita's area of specialization is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. He is especially interested in diabetes, osteoporosis, and graves disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Pita graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Pita has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Pituitary Disorders

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

Dr. Antonio Blanco practices general internal medicine in Homestead, FL and Miami, FL. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. Dr. Blanco is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. Dr. Blanco takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Blanco attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Incontinence, Sinus Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Kidney Problems, Thyroid ... (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.