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We found 9 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Cartersville, GA.

Dr. Charles Matthew Pesson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
150 Gentilly Boulevard
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Charles Pesson specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Cartersville, GA. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pesson include knee replacement, hand problems, and arthritis. Dr. Pesson takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, and First Health. Dr. Pesson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cartersville Medical Center and Harbin Clinic.

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

All Interests: Shoulder Replacement, Fractures, Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Knee Replacement, Joint Problems, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Kate Reker Osterloh, MD, DO
Specializes in Acupuncture, Family Medicine
150 Gentilly Boulevard
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Kate Raymond's medical specialty is acupuncture and family medicine. Dr. Raymond is rated highly by her patients. She is affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center and Harbin Clinic. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at West Suburban Medical Center, Dr. Raymond attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Women's Health Issues, Acupuncture Treatment

Dr. Nonyelum Erinma Ejieke, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
150 Gentilly Boulevard
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Nonyelum Ejieke practices adult rheumatology in Cartersville, GA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. Dr. Ejieke is affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center and Harbin Clinic. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis

Dr. Bradford Allan Wall, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15 Medical Drive Ne
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Bradford Wall is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wall include knee surgery, hip surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. He is affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine and Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, ligament problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: ACL Injury, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Surgery, Ligament ... (Read more)

Fui Yao Dawson
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
5 Medical Drive
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Fui Dawson's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Dawson (or staff) is conversant in German and French. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dawson include hammer toe, plantar fasciitis, and bunions. Dr. Dawson's professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Cartersville Medical Center. For his professional training, Dr. Dawson completed a residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Dawson is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, tendonitis

All Interests: Plantar Fasciitis, Tendonitis, Hammer Toe, Ankle Problems, Nerve Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Weung Cha, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15 Medical Drive Ne
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Charles Cha's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include cervical laminoplasty, radiculopathy (nerve root disorder), and lumbar laminectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center. Dr. Cha attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Cha's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , compression fractures

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Radiculopathy, Cervical Laminoplasty, Herniated Disc, Compression Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Jude Brunette, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15 Medical Drive Ne
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. John Brunette is a Cartersville, GA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Brunette is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee surgery, hip surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. Dr. Brunette is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, ligament problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: ACL Injury, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Surgery, Ligament ... (Read more)

Dr. Eddie Allan Atwell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15 Medical Drive, Suite 101; Building B
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Eddie Atwell's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Atwell include knee surgery, hip surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. Dr. Atwell is affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Atwell studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, ligament problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: ACL Injury, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Surgery, Ligament ... (Read more)

Dr. Thad Andrew Riddle, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15 Medical Drive Ne
Cartersville, GA
 

Dr. Thad Riddle works as an orthopedist. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee surgery, hip surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Riddle is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, ligament problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: ACL Injury, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Surgery, Ligament ... (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.