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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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1600 Medical Way; Suite 150
Snellville, GA
 

Dr. Lawrence Bircoll specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Decatur, GA and Snellville, GA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Bircoll's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bircoll is professionally affiliated with Resurgens Orthopaedics.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. E. Middlebrooks' specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Middlebrooks's areas of expertise include the following: general orthopedics, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and spine problems. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Middlebrooks takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Emory Johns Creek Hospital- Chief of Surgery.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Syed include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Syed is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Syed attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Dr. Syed (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Syed's professional 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Lawrenceville, GA, Johns Creek, GA, and Atlanta, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Szabo include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Szabo takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Szabo completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS).

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include diabetes, shingles, and osteoporosis. He is affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital and North Fulton Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Yonsei University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at MetroWest Medical Center. Dr. Kim speaks Korean.

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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.