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

Dr. Lawrence Alan Bircoll, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
1600 Medical Way; Suite 150
Snellville, GA
 

Dr. Lawrence Bircoll is an orthopedic traumatologist and sports medicine specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Bircoll's training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Bircoll include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. The average patient rating for Dr. Bircoll is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bircoll honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Resurgens Orthopaedics.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Edward Scott Middlebrooks, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery
758 Old Norcross Road; Suite 100
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Dr. E. Middlebrooks is a Lawrenceville, GA physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Middlebrooks include general orthopedics, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and spine problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Emory Johns Creek Hospital- Chief of Surgery. Dr. Middlebrooks's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Resurgens Orthopaedics.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Kyphoplasty, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. Imran Ali Syed, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
870 Collins Hill Road
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Dr. Imran Syed practices adult endocrinology in Alpharetta, GA and Lawrenceville, GA. Dr. Syed's education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Stephen Michael Szabo, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
698 Duluth Highway; Suite 201
Lawrenceville, GA
 

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Szabo's professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan and a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Szabo attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. 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: Tumor, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Biliary Disorders, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Skull Base ... (Read more)

Dr. Jinahn Ahn Kim, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1325 Satellite Boulevard; Building 700, Suite 701a
Suwanee, GA
 

Dr. Jinahn Kim's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Suwanee, GA and Duluth, GA. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include diabetes, shingles, and osteoporosis. He is affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital and North Fulton Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Yonsei University College of Medicine and residency at MetroWest Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim takes.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Diabetes, Shingles, General Care

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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.