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We found 86 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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include steroid injections, knee arthroscopy, and hip pain. Dr. Leo is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Leo has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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 has received distinctions including The Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Outstanding Orthopaedic Resident Award and Golden Key National Honor Society Blue Key Leadership Honorary National Dean's List.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Herrera has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herrera accepts. Dr. Herrera graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Herrera is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , 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 is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He studied medicine at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Posada completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Posada include knee problems. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Posada honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Posada is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot ... (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 an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Areas of expertise for Dr. Naranjo include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and holistic medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Naranjo trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Naranjo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: 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 is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. He is a graduate of the University of Valle. Dr. Velasco's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. In his practice, he is particularly interested in neck problems. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Velasco speaks Spanish. Dr. Velasco's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems

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

Dr. Ramiro Nieves is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Nieves 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 studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital.

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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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Robla has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthritis, and hip problems. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Robla honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His professional affiliations include 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. Harlan S Chiron, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4675 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 203
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Harlan Chiron practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include osteoporosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and neck problems. Dr. Chiron's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chiron takes 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: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck ... (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. He obtained his medical school training at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. In Dr. Lustgarten's practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis, cancer, and osteoporosis. 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 is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. W. Lee's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Lee's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System and Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. Dr. Lee is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's medical residency was performed at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lee include: 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. Dr. Lee speaks Mandarin.

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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 is an orthopedic oncology specialist in Miami, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Temple attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Plantation, FL, Hialeah, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL. His clinical interests include shoulder surgery, wrist surgery, and hand surgery procedures. 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. Cardoso 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. In addition to English, Dr. Cardoso (or staff) speaks 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. Stephen Jay Miller, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6280 Sunset Drive; Suite 505
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Miller sees patients in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthritis, tumor, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Miller 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 the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Miller attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. His professional 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. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blanco 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. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Blanco 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)

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

Dr. Edwin Cordero specializes in general pediatrics. He attended medical school at CETEC University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cordero include scoliosis, migraine, and thyroid problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Cordero's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Wrist Problems, Scoliosis, Hypertension, Food Allergy, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Alphonso Petersen, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6200 Sunset Drive; Suite 502
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Richard Petersen practices general obstetrics & gynecology in South Miami, FL. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Petersen has indicated that his clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), osteoporosis, and incontinence. He is in-network for AvMed, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Petersen is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Hormone Therapy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ... (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.