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

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 medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Her areas of expertise include amputee rehabilitation and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Hermes is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. She takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to 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. Kimberly Jo Quackenbush, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
4400 Broadway Street; Suite 520
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kimberly Poecker, who practices in Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Clinical interests for Dr. Poecker include neurorehabilitation, spinal cord injuries, and amputee rehabilitation. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Poecker is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. She graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Brad Steinle's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In his practice, he is particularly interested in neurorehabilitation, spasticity, and stroke rehabilitation. He is affiliated with Wright Memorial Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Steinle honors. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Steinle attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Matthew Martinez is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He works in Columbia, MO and Kansas City, MO. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spasticity and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Martinez honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. His 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. Seth Marcus Oliphant, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
4400 Broadway Street; Suite 520
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Seth Oliphant's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Oliphant has a special interest in sports health and musculoskeletal problems. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Stefan Eichenauer, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
4400 Broadway Street; Suite 520
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stefan Eichenauer works as a physiatrist in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Eichenauer is especially interested in nerve conduction studies (NCS). He honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University for residency. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Brian Divelbiss' specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Divelbiss include hand problems, wrist problems, and shoulder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Divelbiss honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Divelbiss's medical residency was performed 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. Dr. Bowling's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Bowling studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Bowling 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. 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's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include fine needle aspiration (FNA), restylane, and laser ablation. Dr. Humphrey takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Humphrey attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. 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. Thomas L Shriwise, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Shriwise's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shriwise honors. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at Truman Medical Centers for residency. Dr. Shriwise's 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's area of specialization is general surgery. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. McNally's areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal cancer surgery and da vinci surgery. Dr. McNally is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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

Dr. Douglas Perryman's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Perryman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Perryman 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. Scott Christopher Russell, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4321 Washington Street; Suite 3000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Scott Russell practices general internal medicine in Kansas City, MO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Russell attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. In Dr. Russell's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, musculoskeletal pain, and blood pressure problems. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is 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 Kansas City, MO. In her practice, Dr. Chokrungvaranon focuses on diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Chokrungvaranon accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. After completing medical school at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

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

Dr. Ankit Rastogi is a specialist in diagnostic radiology. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rastogi takes. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is an endocrinologist. Before completing her residency at Cleveland Clinic, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Gupta attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gupta include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Bone Problems, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Pituitary Disorders, Endocrine ... (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.