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
4400 Broadway Street; Med Rehab Suite 520
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Lisa Hermes is a Kansas City, MO physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Her clinical interests encompass amputee rehabilitation and electromyography (EMG). She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Hermes graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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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 is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In his practice, he is particularly interested in neurorehabilitation, spasticity, and stroke rehabilitation. Dr. Steinle honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Steinle has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Wright Memorial Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Kimberly Poecker specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Her areas of expertise include the following: neurorehabilitation, spinal cord injuries, and amputee rehabilitation. She is affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Poecker is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Poecker 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.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Botox Injection, Traumatic Brain Injury, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neurorehabilitation, Spinal Cord ... (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 rehabilitation physician in Columbia, MO and Kansas City, MO. His clinical interests encompass spasticity and electromyography (EMG). He is affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. Dr. Martinez honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Martinez is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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
4320 Wornall Road; Med Plaza I Suite 710
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Seth Oliphant practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise consist of sports health and musculoskeletal problems. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Oliphant attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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
4320 Wornall Road; Med Plaza I Suite 710
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stefan Eichenauer specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Kansas City, MO. He is especially interested in nerve conduction studies (NCS). He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Eichenauer obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. 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' medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Dr. Divelbiss performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of hand problems, wrist problems, and shoulder problems. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Divelbiss's professional affiliations include 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 specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Humphrey's clinical interests include fine needle aspiration (FNA), dermabrasion, and deviated septum. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Humphrey attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 435 Magazine Best Doctors and KC Magazine Super Docs. His professional affiliations include 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: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Chin Implants, Nose Reconstruction, Facial ... (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 works as a general surgeon. 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. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McNally accepts. She attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Perryman accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. Dr. Perryman's professional affiliations include 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. Stanley Allen Bowling, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 610
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stanley Bowling practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bowling attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Bowling's residency was performed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He welcomes 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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at Truman Medical Centers. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Shriwise's professional 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, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Scott Russell's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Russell attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, musculoskeletal pain, and blood pressure problems. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. 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 Kansas City, MO. She has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Chokrungvaranon studied medicine at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Chokrungvaranon completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis

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

Dr. Arpeta Gupta's specialty is adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. 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. 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)

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

Dr. Ankit Rastogi's area of specialization is diagnostic radiology. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rastogi's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He is 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

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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.
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