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We found 7 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Sun City Center, FL.

Dr. Peter Vincent Lopez, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 107
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Peter Lopez's areas of specialization are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine; he sees patients in Brandon, FL, Tampa, FL, and Sun City Center, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lopez include musculoskeletal problems. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lopez is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, Dupuytren's Contracture, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John David Okun, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 107
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. John Okun works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Sun City Center, FL, Tampa, FL, and Brandon, FL. Before performing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Okun attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal problems. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Okun takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Revision, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert John Maddalon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1901 Haverford Avenue; Suite 107
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Robert Maddalon's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Brandon, FL, Tampa, FL, and Sun City Center, FL. Dr. Maddalon is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Maddalon focuses on musculoskeletal problems. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Maddalon performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Revision, Musculoskeletal Problems, Debridement, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eddy Lewis Echols Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
959 E Del Webb Boulevard
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Eddy Echols works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Echols's practice, he is particularly interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Echols accepts. He attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. In addition to English, Dr. Echols speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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

All Interests: Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward H Becker III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6901 Simmons Loop; Suite 201
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Edward Becker, who practices in Riverview, FL, Brandon, FL, and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Becker include sports health. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Becker's education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Becker honors 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: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Anthony Frank Infante Jr., DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
959 Del Webb Boulevard E
Sun City Center, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Infante is a specialist in orthopedic trauma. The average patient rating for Dr. Infante is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Infante include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Infante 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. Before completing his residency at Grandview Medical Center, Dr. Infante attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Infante is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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

All Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Bryan Butler, MD, BA
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6901 Simmons Loop; Suite 201
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Robert Butler is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Butler's education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems

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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.