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We found 7 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Austell, GA, Douglasville, GA, and Marietta, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Carantzas include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. He is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. Dr. Carantzas attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at Orlando Regional Medical Center for his residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Achecar include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Achecar attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Achecar include: Willis C. Campbell Club Rufus H. Aldredge Award; Medical Director, Wellstar Douglas Hospital Joint Replacement Center; and President Medical Staff, Wellstar Douglas Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Resurgens Orthopaedics, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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. She is especially interested in spine problems. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, Dr. Perez completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Perez include: Top Doc in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Lifestyles Magazine; and Chief Resident, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Emory University.

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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 specializes in orthopedic trauma and practices in Marietta, GA and Roswell, GA. These areas are among Dr. Lundy's clinical interests: limb lengthening, reconstructive surgery, and trauma. Patient ratings for Dr. Lundy average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For his professional training, Dr. Lundy completed a residency program at Atlanta Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lundy include: Treasurer, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery; Top Regional Doctors in Orthopaedic Surgery, Castle Connelly; and Top Doc in Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Lundy's professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital 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 specializes in orthopedic trauma and practices in Marietta, GA and Atlanta, GA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bruggers include musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. Dr. Bruggers is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Atlanta Medical Center, and North Fulton Hospital. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Bruggers attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school.

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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 spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Mortazavi include scoliosis, spine reconstruction, and general orthopedics. Dr. Mortazavi takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at POH Regional Medical Center for residency. Dr. Mortazavi is professionally affiliated with 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)

Dr. David Peter Antekeier, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
677 Church Street
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. David Antekeier is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Antekeier accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Antekeier is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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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.