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

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Dr. Carlos A Labrador, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6775 Crosswinds Drive N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Labrador is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include depression, heart problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Labrador's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Labrador accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. He trained at Bayfront Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Headache, Dizziness, Abdominal Problems, Weight Loss, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Varsha Dandavate's medical specialty is adult infectious disease. Dr. Dandavate takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Grant Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Dandavate (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. Dr. Dandavate is professionally affiliated with 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. Andrew David Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
560 Jackson Street N; Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Rosenthal is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Rosenthal is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenthal's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Akila Ananthakrishnan is an internist. She is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Ananthakrishnan attended Stanley Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at UPMC Shadyside. In addition to English, she speaks Tamil and Malayalam.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Crystal Bujold is a cardiologist. Dr. Bujold has a special interest in heart failure and heart attack. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bujold is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Michael Siedlecki practices adult nephrology in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is especially interested in kidney problems and dialysis. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Dr. Siedlecki takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Dr. Siedlecki attended medical school at the University of Gottingen Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Siedlecki is conversant in Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, Hypertension, ... (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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palms of Pasadena Hospital and BayCare Health System. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Peterson is in-network for 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: , bone problems

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

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

Dr. Jenisa Oberbeck practices family medicine in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Oberbeck takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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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 R Avery, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1615 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite 300
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Samantha Avery is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Avery's residency was performed at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. Dr. Avery 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: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Gregorio Santos specializes in general internal medicine. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include diabetes, geriatric health, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Santos's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System. For his residency, Dr. Santos trained at The Miriam Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Santos takes.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, ... (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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and South Pasadena, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include bone marrow aspiration and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Diaz honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Diaz graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

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

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

Dr. Govindan Nair specializes in adult endocrinology. He has a special interest in diabetes, pituitary disorders, and cryosurgery. Dr. Nair 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 American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Nair's residency was performed at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Tracheal Suctioning, Burns, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wayne Jesus Garcia, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1501 Pasadena Avenue S
South Pasadena, FL
 

Dr. Wayne Garcia's specialty is general internal medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Garcia's professional affiliations include 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 Gold, and more. Dr. Garcia obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Brian Kagan is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Kagan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then he performed his residency at All Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Kagan speaks Hebrew.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in South Pasadena, FL. Patients rated Dr. Nowacki highly, giving Dr. Nowacki an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nowacki honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nowacki's education and training includes medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and residency at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Nowacki is 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, Endotracheal ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5798 38th Ave N; Street
Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Craig Spergel specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Spergel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Spergel completed a residency program at Largo Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Foreign Body Removal, Allergies, Breast Cyst ... (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.
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