We found 16 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna HMO near Kansas City, KS.

Dr. Kimberly Jo Quackenbush, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
4400 Broadway Street; Med Rehab Suite 520
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kimberly Poecker's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among Dr. Poecker's clinical interests: neurorehabilitation, spinal cord injuries, and amputee rehabilitation. She honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Botox Injection, Traumatic Brain Injury, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neurorehabilitation, Spinal Cord ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Marie Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
University of Kansas Medical C; Department of Rehab Med 3901 Rainbow
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Lisa Hermes is a physiatrist. These areas are among her clinical interests: amputee rehabilitation and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Hermes's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. She honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Musculoskeletal Problems, Stroke, Brain Injury, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brad Taylor Steinle, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
4400 Broadway Street; Med Rehab Suite 520
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brad Steinle's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In his practice, he is particularly interested in neurorehabilitation, spasticity, and stroke rehabilitation. Dr. Steinle's professional affiliations include Wright Memorial Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Steinle accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Neurorehabilitation, Stroke Rehabilitation, Spasticity

Dr. Seth Marcus Oliphant, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
4320 Wornall Road; Med Plaza I Suite 710
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Seth Oliphant is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Dr. Oliphant's areas of expertise include sports health and musculoskeletal problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Botox Injection, Ultrasound, Migraine, Musculoskeletal Problems, Injections, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Casey Martinez, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
4400 Broadway Street; Med Rehab Suite 520
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Martinez is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Martinez is especially interested in spasticity and electromyography (EMG). Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martinez takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Martinez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Electromyography, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spinal Cord ... (Read more)

Dr. Stefan Eichenauer, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
4320 Wornall Road; Med Plaza I Suite 710
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stefan Eichenauer is a rehabilitation physician in Kansas City, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Eichenauer include nerve conduction studies (NCS). Dr. Eichenauer is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Nerve Conduction Studies

Dr. Clinton D Humphrey, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Clinton Humphrey is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include fine needle aspiration (FNA), restylane, and laser ablation. Dr. Humphrey's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Sinus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian James Divelbiss, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian Divelbiss specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of hand problems, wrist problems, and shoulder problems. Dr. Divelbiss's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Stanley Allen Bowling, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stanley Bowling's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bowling include knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Bowling is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bowling is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Ross Perryman, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4400 Broadway Street; Suite 302
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Douglas Perryman is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Perryman is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Perryman's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Bone Density Test, Contraception, Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas L Shriwise, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Shriwise specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Shriwise graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Truman Medical Centers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Partial Knee Replacement, Ligament Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries, Carpal ... (Read more)

Dr. Megan Elizabeth Thompson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Medical Plaza 1 Suite 530
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Megan McNally is a general surgery specialist. Her areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal cancer surgery and da vinci surgery. Dr. McNally is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. McNally attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Sarcoma, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Melanoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgery

Dr. Scott Christopher Russell, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4321 Washington Street; Suite 3000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Scott Russell sees patients in Kansas City, MO. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Russell's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is especially interested in diabetes, musculoskeletal pain, and blood pressure problems. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Diabetes, Cholesterol Problems, Blood Pressure Problems

Dr. Nalurporn Chokrungvaranon, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4321 Washington; Suite 6100
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Nalurporn Chokrungvaranon practices adult endocrinology. In her practice, Dr. Chokrungvaranon focuses on diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Her professional affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. Dr. Chokrungvaranon is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. She is a graduate of Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Chokrungvaranon completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis

Dr. Ankit Keith Rastogi, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
4401 Wornall Road; Department of Radiology
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Ankit Rastogi, who practices in Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in diagnostic radiology. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Rastogi is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics' residency program. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Ultrasound, Imaging Procedures, Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Arpeta Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4321 Washington; Suite 6100
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Arpeta Gupta specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Kansas City, MO. Before performing her residency at Cleveland Clinic, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Gupta attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Gupta is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

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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.