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We found 31 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1464 near Temple Terrace, FL.

Dr. David Leffers, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive; Stc 3rd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Leffers is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Leffers's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, ankle sprain, and hip injury. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Leffers accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He welcomes 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
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Nofsinger is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Nofsinger's areas of expertise include the following: ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nofsinger 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. In addition to English, he speaks Swedish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Nofsinger's 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)

Larry H Collins
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Mr. Larry Collins' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: concussion, strains, and hip injury. Mr. Collins is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He welcomes new patients. Distinctions awarded to Mr. Collins include: Sports Medicine Person of the Year, Athletic Trainers' Association of Florida and Medical Writing Award, Yale University School of Medicine Physician Associate Program.

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Relevant Interests: , biceps tendon injury, osteoarthritis, ligament problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Strains, Ligament Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Seth Gasser specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Temple Terrace, FL and Tampa, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Gasser include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gasser is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Geoffrey Alan Cronen, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite C
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Cronen is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Cronen focuses on cervical (neck) spine problems. 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. Cronen graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Tampa General Hospital (TGH).

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Cervical Spine Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Cancer, Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathryn Lane Hall, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kathryn Hall's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Hall include juvederm, nasal fractures, and facelift. Dr. Hall's hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: 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. Dr. Hall has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , nasal fractures

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

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
13801 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite 406
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kimberly Smith is an adult rheumatologist in Tampa, FL. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Smith obtained her medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , tendonitis

All Interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Shoulder Problems, Spinal Stenosis, Trigger Point Injections, Lupus, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Allen Mighell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13020 N Telecom Parkway N.
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Mighell is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mighell (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. Mighell's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth's residency program. Dr. Mighell has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mighell accepts.

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

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Santiago Uribe, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Juan Uribe is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Tampa, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and neuropathic pain. Dr. Uribe accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Uribe has received distinctions including Best Research Abstract, Annual SOLAS Meeting and Plantinum Annual Research Award, University of South Florida. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He is accepting 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)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. Alfred Hess specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Temple Terrace, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Hess is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Hess include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Tampa General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Hess attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. John Martin Small, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. John Small is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Temple Terrace, FL and Tampa, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of back pain, scoliosis, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Small is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Small attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Spinal Procedures, Scoliosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel Abraham Joseph Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2727 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Suite 250
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Joseph is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Safety Harbor, FL and Tampa, FL. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Joseph include back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Joseph takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Spinal Procedures, Back Problems, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Benedict Freeman, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Freeman is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. His clinical interests include scoliosis, laminectomy, and bulging disc. Dr. Freeman is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. Freeman's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received distinctions including 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He welcomes new patients.

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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. Yuvraj K Kumbkarni, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3000 Medical Park Drive; Suite 150
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Yuvraj Kumbkarni is an adult endocrinology specialist. After completing medical school at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Dr. Kumbkarni performed his residency at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes management, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Kumbkarni (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Kumbkarni's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Cholesterol Problems, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Stephen John Raterman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite C
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Raterman's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Raterman include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip arthroscopy, and sports health. Dr. Raterman 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. Dr. Raterman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Anjan Rajni Shah, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Trauma Surgery
13020 N Telecom Parkway
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Anjan Shah is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and trauma surgery. He is especially interested in fractures (broken bones), trauma, and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. After attending Drexel University College of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Shah completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University.

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

All Interests: Fractures, Surgical Procedures, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Casting, Trauma

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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.