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We found 10 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept CIGNA Plans near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Charles Barry Craythorne, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
613 S Magnolia Avenue; Suite 1
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Craythorne is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Craythorne's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Craythorne is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Craythorne (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German.

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

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

Dr. David Leffers, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13220 Usf Laurel Drive Mdc106; Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Leffers, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, ankle sprain, and hip injury. Dr. Leffers 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. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Leffers is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , biceps tendon injury, ankle sprain, osteoarthritis, arthritis, sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Cole Nofsinger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13220 Usf Laurel Drive Mdc106
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Nofsinger is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Nofsinger a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. 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. Before performing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Nofsinger attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is conversant in Swedish. Dr. Nofsinger is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , biceps tendon injury, ankle sprain, osteoarthritis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Erwin Murphy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
602 South Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Murphy's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murphy include sports injuries. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. 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. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Orlando Regional Medical Center for residency. Dr. Murphy has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries

Dr. Arnold M Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine
602 South Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Arnold Ramirez practices family medicine and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ramirez include sports health. Dr. Ramirez 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 a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Damian Abel Laber, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Damian Laber is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and bleeding. Dr. Laber's professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Huron Hospital and South Pointe Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Laber highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Teaching Faculty, University of Louisville, JG Brown Cancer Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Laber's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Bleeding, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Hemophilia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathryn Lane Hall, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kathryn Hall specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Hall's clinical interests include juvederm, nasal fractures, and facelift. Her professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Hall 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. She has received professional recognition including the following: Resident Research Competition 2nd Place, Northeastern Ohio Otolarygology Association; Scientific Contest 3rd Place, Metro Health Medical Center Scientific Contest; and Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation, American Medical Women's Association Inc. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , nasal fractures

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Nasal Fractures, Eyelid Problems, Juvederm, Facelift, Brow Lift, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Santiago Uribe, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
7th Floor, Usf Department of Neurosurgery; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Juan Uribe specializes in neurosurgery. Dr. Uribe's areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and neuropathic pain. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Uribe has received include Best Research Abstract, Annual SOLAS Meeting and Plantinum Annual Research Award, University of South Florida. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, spinal fracture

All Interests: Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scoliosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Benedict Freeman, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
17 Davis Medical Building; 17 Davis Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Freeman sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Freeman's areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, laminectomy, and bulging disc. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Freeman include: The Molly & Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award, American Society of Neural Therapy and Repair; Best Doctors in America, US News and World Reports; and Top 1% of Neurosurgeons in the U.S., US News and World Reports. Dr. Freeman's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Freeman has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, spinal fracture, bone spurs

All Interests: Bone Spurs, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scoliosis, Spinal Instrumentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Diane Marie Straub, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Diane Straub's medical specialty is adolescent medicine. Her clinical interests include bulimia, scoliosis, and thyroid problems. Dr. Straub 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. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Depression, Amenorrhea, Substance Abuse, Chronic Headache, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue ... (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.