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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'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. 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. 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)

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

Dr. Gregorio Santos works as a general internist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, geriatric health, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Santos is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Santos graduated from Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at The Miriam Hospital. 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

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 physician who specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include depression, heart problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Labrador is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. After attending Meharry Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Bayfront Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Labrador is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more.

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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 specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Polish. In his practice, Dr. Siedlecki focuses on kidney problems and dialysis. Dr. Siedlecki is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. 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. 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: 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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL, Tampa, FL, and South Pasadena, FL. 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). These areas are among his clinical interests: bone marrow aspiration and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Diaz's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Diaz is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

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

Dr. Ajay Varanasi, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1615 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite 290
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ajay Varanasi is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL, Tampa, FL, and Rockledge, FL. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College and a graduate of Pennsylvania Hospital's residency program. Dr. Varanasi takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Consultation, Diabetes, Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Crystal Bujold's medical specialty is adult cardiology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart failure and heart attack. Dr. Bujold takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of 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 is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He has a special interest in 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 performing his residency at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Dr. Nair attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is conversant in French. His professional affiliations include 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's specialty is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Garcia's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Garcia is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oberbeck 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 Robin Avery, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1615 Pasadena Avenue South; Suite 300
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Samantha Avery sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Her medical specialty is adult cardiology. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Northside Hospital and Heart Institute's residency program. Dr. Avery honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kagan is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Kagan obtained his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed his residency at All Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In addition to English, he 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's specialty is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Nowacki a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nowacki accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Dr. Nowacki performed Dr. Nowacki's residency 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 an internist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Shastri accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Medical College Baroda and All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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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.