We found 41 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept MyBlue near Temple Terrace, FL.

Dr. Charles Cole Nofsinger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Nofsinger's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Tampa, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Nofsinger is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nofsinger include ankle sprain, hip injury, and neck problems. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Nofsinger is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Nofsinger attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He speaks Swedish.

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

Dr. David Leffers' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leffers include arthroscopic surgery, ankle sprain, and hip injury. Dr. Leffers's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leffers accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Leffers trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Leffers is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Leffers is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, 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. Mary Ann Gardner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mary Gardner is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. She is professionally affiliated with James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Gardner graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee 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 specializes in orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine and practices in Lutz, FL and Tampa, FL. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Chan include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and ganglion cyst. Dr. Chan's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. 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. Dr. Chan attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Eaton Yen practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Yen is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yen include pain management. He is professionally affiliated with James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He takes 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 a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Yen attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include concussion, strains, and hip injury. Mr. Collins 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. He has received distinctions including Sports Medicine Person of the Year, Athletic Trainers' Association of Florida and Medical Writing Award, Yale University School of Medicine Physician Associate Program. Mr. Collins is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, 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)

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. Dr. Gasser attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Dr. Kathryn Hall is an ear, nose and throat specialist. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hall include juvederm, nasal fractures, and facelift. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including 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 professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Hall's practice 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. 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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Cronen at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spinal deformity and cervical (neck) spine problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Dr. Cronen is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and Tampa General Hospital (TGH).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. David J Schulak, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13701 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Suite 115
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Schulak specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Tampa, FL. After attending Yale School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Summa Akron City Hospital, Akron Children's Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Schulak has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, spine problems, and hip problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Schulak average 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Schulak has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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

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

Dr. Juan Uribe is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Uribe include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and neuropathic pain. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Uribe is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Uribe completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Uribe has received professional recognition including the following: 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). Dr. Uribe 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. 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 bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and bleeding. The average patient rating for Dr. Laber is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Huron Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: Best Teaching Faculty, University of Louisville, JG Brown Cancer Center. Dr. Laber is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Alfred Hess is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. Dr. Hess 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 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. 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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Safety Harbor, FL and Tampa, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Joseph's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and Mease Countryside Hospital. Dr. Joseph is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Joseph is conversant in 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 B Freeman, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Freeman, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Freeman has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, laminectomy, and bulging disc. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Freeman attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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.

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

Dr. John Small is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Small has a special interest in back pain, scoliosis, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Women's Hospital and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 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.

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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)

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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.
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