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We found 36 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept MyBlue 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, 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
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
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. John Chi-Ching Chan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
2727 Dr. Mlk Jr. Boulevard; Suite 320
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Chan's specialties are orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. He practices in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Clinical interests for Dr. Chan include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and hip problems. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chan takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Francisco Alberto Schwartz Fernandes, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes's clinical interests: biceps tendon injury, peripheral nerve surgery, and wrist arthroscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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 is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Schwartz-Fernandes welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , biceps tendon injury, wrist fracture, knee ligament injuries, hand fracture, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Wrist Problems, Fractures, Hand Problems, Injuries, Hand Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Eaton I-Kun Yen, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Eaton Yen is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Yen include pain management. He is affiliated with James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Neck Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems, Back Pain, Headache, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, ... (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. He practices in Tampa, FL. These areas are among Mr. Collins's clinical interests: concussion, strains, and hip injury. 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. 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. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Mr. Collins welcomes new patients.

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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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. Dr. Gasser takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gasser studied medicine at 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. Damian Abel Laber, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
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. Geoffrey Alan Cronen, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14547 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite C
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Cronen's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Cronen include spine problems. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He has received a 2.5 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.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Cancer, Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Tumor, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kimberly Smith is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and joint injections. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith's education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , tendonitis

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

Dr. Kathryn Lane Hall, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
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
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
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. David J Schulak, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13701 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite 115
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Schulak's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Schulak has a special interest in knee problems, spine problems, and hip problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Summa Akron City Hospital, Akron Children's Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Schulak welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty

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

Dr. Mark Mighell works as an orthopedist. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mighell takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Mighell attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Mighell (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Mighell is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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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)

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

Dr. Alfred Hess is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Temple Terrace, FL and Tampa, FL. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hess 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at Tampa General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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. Thomas Benedict Freeman, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
12901 Bruce B Downs 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)

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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.