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We found 19 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept BlueSelect All Copay near South Pasadena, FL.

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

Dr. Akila Ananthakrishnan is a general internist. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at Stanley Medical College. Dr. Ananthakrishnan trained at UPMC Shadyside for residency. She speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil and Malayalam. Dr. Ananthakrishnan is 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. Andrew David Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Rosenthal specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Rosenthal performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, 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. 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 an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. 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. Peterson is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and a graduate of Parkland Health & Hospital System's residency program. 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)

Dr. Gregorio Samuel Santos, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6125 54th Avenue N.; Suite B
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gregorio Santos' specialty is general internal medicine. He attended Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at The Miriam Hospital for residency. Dr. Santos's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, geriatric health, and nutrition counseling. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Santos's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos A Labrador, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
65 65th Street S
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Labrador is a family practice physician in Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, heart problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patients gave Dr. Labrador an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Bayfront Medical Center. Dr. Labrador's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Dizziness, Abdominal Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Siedlecki Sr., MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1201 5th Avenue N; Suite 302
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Siedlecki is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in adult nephrology. He has a special interest in kidney problems and dialysis. Dr. Siedlecki 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. Before performing his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Dr. Siedlecki attended the University of Gottingen Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He speaks Polish. Dr. Siedlecki's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Burns, Hypertension, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Diaz, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1615 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 400
South Pasadena, FL
 

Dr. Michael Diaz practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Diaz's areas of expertise consist of bone marrow aspiration and HIV/AIDS. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Patient reviews placed Dr. Diaz at an average of 4.0 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.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Bone Problems, Injections, Chemotherapy, HIV/AIDS

Dr. Varsha Mohan Dandavate, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5670 54th Avenue N; Ste A-1
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Varsha Dandavate is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Dandavate obtained her medical school training at the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College and performed her residency at Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Dandavate (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. Dr. Dandavate's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Consultation, Suprapubic ... (Read more)

Dr. Crystal Anne Bujold, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1615 Pasadena Avenue; Suite 300
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Crystal Bujold is a specialist in adult cardiology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart failure and heart attack. Dr. Bujold 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. She studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her 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: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Heart Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Govindan Potteth Nair, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4820 5th Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Govindan Nair practices adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, cryotherapy, and pituitary disorders. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Dr. Nair attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is conversant in French. Dr. Nair is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Burns, Musculoskeletal Problems, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Wayne Jesus Garcia, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1615 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Wayne Garcia sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tierra Verde, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Garcia is rated highly by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Garcia speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Restless Leg Syndrome, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Immunization, Abdominal Paracentesis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jenisa Oberbeck, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
6500 38th Ave N; Street
Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jenisa Oberbeck works as a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Oberbeck is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. She 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. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Flu Shot, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, HPV, Fractures, Minor Surgery, Physical Exams, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Samantha Robin Avery, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1615 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite 300
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Samantha Avery's specialty is adult cardiology. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Avery trained at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute for her residency. Dr. Avery is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Elective Cardioversion, Temporary Transvenous Pacing, Echocardiogram, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
4957 38th Avenue N; Suite A
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Brian Kagan is a general pediatrician. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and residency at All Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Kagan's average rating from his patients is 5.0 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Kagan is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cervix Problems, Immunization, Eating Disorders, Circumcision, Conjunctivitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark A Nowacki, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1609 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 4j
South Pasadena, FL
 

Dr. Mark Nowacki's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Nowacki's patients gave Dr. Nowacki an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nowacki takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Nowacki studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. For Dr. Nowacki's professional training, Dr. Nowacki completed a residency program at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Nowacki is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Paracentesis, Ear Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Joint Aspiration, Nose Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Milind Janardan Shastri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5111 66th Street N; Suite 503
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Milind Shastri is a general internist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Shastri is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. He graduated from Medical College Baroda and All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He accepts 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, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Immunization, Abdominal Paracentesis, ... (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.