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We found 48 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier 1418V near South Pasadena, FL.

Dr. Anthony Stanek Albert, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5880 49th Street North; Suite 104
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Albert's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. He speaks French. Dr. Albert's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston, Dr. Albert attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , leg fracture, ankle sprain, PCL injury, shoulder fracture, spinal fracture, musculoskeletal problems, elbow fracture, ACL injury, osteoporosis, rib fracture, achilles tendon problems, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), foot fracture

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Hogan Ggregory Yi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10 Pasadena Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Hogan Yi's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Yi's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot problems, hand problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Yi speaks Korean. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. David Timothy Braun, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1615 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite 350
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. David Braun works as a hand surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Braun's areas of clinical interest consist of total elbow replacement, total hip replacement, and sports health. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Allegheny General Hospital. 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: , tendon ruptures (tears), musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Total Elbow Replacement, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanjay Menon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Sanjay Menon's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among Dr. Menon's clinical interests: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic. 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 graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Menon trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Wayne Sharf, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6500 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Howard Sharf is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sharf include spine surgery procedures, spinal stenosis, and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Sharf honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Sharf is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Neck Pain, Spinal Procedures, Fractures, Back Problems, Strains, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Thomas Herrick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6500 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Herrick include foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Herrick attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Akila Ananthakrishnan Iyer, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
218 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 218
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Akila Ananthakrishnan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Ananthakrishnan graduated from Stanley Medical College. She trained at UPMC Shadyside for residency. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She speaks Tamil and Malayalam. She is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Flu Shot, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Michael Mixa, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5959 Central Avenue; Suite 101
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Mixa sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: steroid injections, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Mixa is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena 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 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Mixa speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , leg fracture, wrist fracture, ligament problems, shoulder fracture, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, hip fracture, elbow fracture, joint problems, ankle fracture, foot fracture

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Hallux Valgus, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Auto Injuries, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew David Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Rosenthal is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Rosenthal is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenthal takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Stent Placement, Musculoskeletal Problems, Elective Cardioversion, Coronary Atherectomy, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Brian Warren, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
6500 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Steven Warren works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Warren's practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, hip reconstruction, and hip problems. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Warren 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 attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder fracture, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Shoulder Fracture, Knee Problems, Nerve Block, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anilkumar Narottam Raiker, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
6499 38th Avenue North; Suite G1
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Anilkumar Raiker is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Raiker (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Raiker has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer and blood disorders. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. After completing medical school at Goa Medical College, Dr. Raiker performed his residency at North General Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and the University of Maryland Medical Center. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Bone Problems, Cancer, Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy

Dr. Rafat Saad Nashed, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5880 49th Street North; Suite 104
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Rafat Nashed is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His clinical interests include total joint replacement. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nashed takes. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Nashed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , leg fracture, ankle sprain, PCL injury, shoulder fracture, spinal fracture, elbow fracture, ACL injury, rib fracture, achilles tendon problems, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, sprains, fractures (broken bones), foot fracture

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Shoulder Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Knee Sprain, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1615 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite 480
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mohamed Ali sees patients in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ali attended medical school at the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and New York Methodist Hospital. He is conversant in Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Research, Burns, Snoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Girish Babubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
2191 9th Avenue N; Suite 250
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Girish Patel sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), proctoscopy, and colonoscopy. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at B.J. Medical College and Veer Narmad South Gujarat University and residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Paracentesis, Esophageal Manometry, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vijaya Lakshmi Cherukuri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
218 Pasadena Avenue S
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); she sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cherukuri include depression, heart problems, and hernia. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Andhra Medical College and Rangaraya Medical College and then she performed her residency at Long Island College Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Cherukuri (or staff) speaks Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Flu Shot, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart Problems, Physical ... (Read more)

Dr. John Andrew Peterson, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1615 Pasadena Avenue S.; Suite 400
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Peterson is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peterson accepts. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His training includes a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Paracentesis, PET Scan, Bone Problems, Nuclear Scan, Thoracentesis, MRI, Biopsy, Diagnostic Lumbar ... (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.