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We found 8 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Kennesaw, GA.

Dr. Anthony Constantine Carantzas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3698 Largent Way; Suite 103
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Anthony Carantzas' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Austell, GA, Douglasville, GA, and Marietta, GA. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Resurgens Orthopaedics, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. Before completing his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Dr. Carantzas attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Carantzas is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Team Physician for; South Cobb High School; and Allatoona High School 2008-2012.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Freddy A Achecar Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3698 Largent Way; Suite 103
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Freddy Achecar is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Austell, GA, Douglasville, GA, and Marietta, GA. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Achecar include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Resurgens Orthopaedics, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. Dr. Achecar takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. Dr. Achecar has received distinctions including Arthritis Foundation, Medical Advisory Board Member and WellStar Medical Affairs Committee Member. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert A Kelly, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
270 Chastain Road Nw
Kennesaw, GA
 

Dr. Robert Kelly is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Kelly graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kelly trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kelly has received the following distinctions: Top Regional Doctors in Orthopaedic Surgery, Castle Connelly; Top Doc in Orthopaedic Surgery; Atlanta Magazine; and John C. Garrett Award Winner. Dr. Kelly's hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Resurgens Orthopaedics, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Michele T Perez, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
270 Chastain Road Nw
Kennesaw, GA
 

Dr. Michele Perez specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Kennesaw, GA, Canton, GA, and Woodstock, GA. Dr. Perez has indicated that her clinical interests include spine problems. She is professionally affiliated with Resurgens Orthopaedics. Her education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perez accepts. She has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doc in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Lifestyles Magazine; Top Doc in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Lifestyles Magazine; and Chief Resident, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Emory University; Atlanta, Georgia.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems

Dr. Douglas W Lundy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
61 Whitcher Street; Suite 1100
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Douglas Lundy is an orthopedic traumatologist in Marietta, GA and Roswell, GA. Before performing his residency at Atlanta Medical Center, Dr. Lundy attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school. He is especially interested in limb lengthening, reconstructive surgery, and trauma. Dr. Lundy's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His distinctions include: Treasurer, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery; Top Regional Doctors in Orthopaedic Surgery, Castle Connelly; and Top Doc in Orthopaedic Surgery, Atlanta Magazine. Dr. Lundy is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Resurgens Orthopaedics, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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

All Interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Limb Lengthening, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer L Bruggers, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
61 Whitcher Street Ne; Suite 1100
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Jennifer Bruggers is an orthopedic trauma specialist. She is especially interested in musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bruggers's education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Bruggers is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Resurgens Orthopaedics, and Atlanta Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Trauma, Fractures, Infections

Dr. Ali Mortazavi, MD, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3698 Largent Way; Suite 103
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Ali Mortazavi is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at POH Regional Medical Center, Dr. Mortazavi attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mortazavi include scoliosis, spine reconstruction, and general orthopedics. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mortazavi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Resurgens Orthopaedics, and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Kyphoplasty, Spine Reconstruction, Scoliosis, Microdiscectomy, Fractures, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
677 Church Street
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. David Antekeier is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon in Columbus, GA, Atlanta, GA, and Stockbridge, GA. On average, patients gave Dr. Antekeier a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Antekeier takes. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Antekeier is professionally affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Ankle Problems, ... (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.