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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' area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. Hermes include amputee rehabilitation and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Hermes is affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. She accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Before performing her residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Hermes attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Kansas City, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Poecker include neurorehabilitation, spinal cord injuries, and amputee rehabilitation. Dr. Poecker is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. 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 and then she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Poecker is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Steinle include neurorehabilitation, spasticity, and stroke rehabilitation. He is professionally affiliated with Wright Memorial Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. 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's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Martinez include spasticity and electromyography (EMG). He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.

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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 is a Kansas City, MO physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Oliphant focuses on sports health and musculoskeletal problems. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Oliphant 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. 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's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In his practice, Dr. Eichenauer focuses on nerve conduction studies (NCS). Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eichenauer honors. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. Dr. Eichenauer 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' medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Divelbiss include hand problems, wrist problems, and shoulder problems. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Divelbiss graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Divelbiss trained at Allegheny General Hospital for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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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. 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 facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Humphrey include fine needle aspiration (FNA), restylane, and laser ablation. Dr. Humphrey is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. 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.

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

Dr. Stanley Bowling practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bowling's areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Bowling is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Thomas Shriwise is an orthopedist. Dr. Shriwise obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at Truman Medical Centers. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. 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's specialty is general surgery. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal cancer surgery and da vinci surgery. Dr. McNally's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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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 works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perryman takes. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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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 is a Kansas City, MO physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Russell include diabetes, musculoskeletal pain, and blood pressure problems. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Russell honors. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Russell's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. 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. Ankit Keith Rastogi, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
4401 Wornall Road; Department of Radiology
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Ankit Rastogi's specialty is diagnostic radiology. Dr. Rastogi takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. His hospital/clinic 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. Nalurporn Chokrungvaranon, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4321 Washington; Suite 6100
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Nalurporn Chokrungvaranon specializes in adult endocrinology. She graduated from Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for her residency. Dr. Chokrungvaranon's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

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

Dr. Arpeta Gupta is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Kansas City, MO. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Gupta is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. She attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. She 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.