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We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana HMO Premier near Lawrenceville, GA.

Lawrence Alan Bircoll MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Trauma
1600 Medical Way; Suite 150
Snellville, GA
(770) 491-3003; (770) 979-9903

Dr. Lawrence Bircoll specializes in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Bircoll include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Bircoll attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He is affiliated with Resurgens Orthopaedics.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: General Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Joint Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, Fracture Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Scott Middlebrooks MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery
758 Old Norcross Road; Suite 100
Lawrenceville, GA
(770) 962-4300

Dr. E. Middlebrooks specializes in orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. Dr. Middlebrooks's areas of clinical interest consist of general orthopedics, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and spine problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Resurgens Orthopaedics. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Dr. Middlebrooks's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Emory Johns Creek Hospital- Chief of Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma

All Interests: Orthopaedic Trauma, Adult Disorders of the Spine, Spine Surgery, Kyphoplasty, General Orthopaedics, ... (Read more)

Dr. Imran Ali Syed MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
870 Collins Hill Road
Lawrenceville, GA
(770) 777-1359; (678) 377-0900

Dr. Imran Syed specializes in adult endocrinology. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Syed include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Syed attended medical school at Dow Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Syed (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Syed's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Healthcare, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Diabetes, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Thyroid Disorders

Dr. Stephen Michael Szabo MD
Specializes in Medical Oncology, Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology
698 Duluth Highway; Suite 201
Lawrenceville, GA
(770) 623-8965

Dr. Stephen Szabo's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Lawrenceville, GA, Johns Creek, GA, and Atlanta, GA. Dr. Szabo's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS). He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Szabo completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Szabo takes. He has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: brain tumors, hematology, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer/tumors, colon/rectal cancer, esophageal ... (Read more)

Mr. Jinahn E (Ahn) Kim MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
1325 Satellite Boulevard; Building 700, Suite 701a
Suwanee, GA
(678) 417-1255

Dr. Jinahn Kim works as a general internist and geriatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include diabetes, shingles, and osteoporosis. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital and North Fulton Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at MetroWest Medical Center, Dr. Kim attended medical school at Yonsei University College of Medicine. He is conversant in Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: geriatric medicine, Primary Care, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, preventive ... (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.