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We found 15 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Kenner, LA.

Dr. James Toliver Bennett, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4700 I-10 Service Road
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. J. Bennett's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, and sports medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bennett is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Bennett has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Bennett (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Wade Hartman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
180 W Esplanade Avenue
Kenner, LA
 

Dr. Michael Hartman is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hartman include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Hartman attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
180 W Esplanade Avenue
Kenner, LA
 

Dr. William Johnson is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Johnson completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Johnson average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Louis Manuel Espinoza, MD
Specializes in Other
671 West Esplanade
Kenner, LA
 

These areas are among Dr. Luis Espinoza's clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Espinoza is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Espinoza's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Peter Carl Krause, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
180 W Esplanade Avenue
Kenner, LA
 

Dr. Peter Krause sees patients in Kenner, LA and New Orleans, LA. His medical specialty is orthopedic trauma. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Krause attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Krause's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Fractures, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3939 Houma Boulevard; Suite 21
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sketchler's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. These areas are among Dr. Sketchler's clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sketchler is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Vinod Dasa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
180 W Esplanade Avenue
Kenner, LA
 

Dr. Vinod Dasa sees patients in Kenner, LA and New Orleans, LA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dasa honors. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Dasa attended Albany Medical College for medical school. He speaks Telugu.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles G Haddad Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3939 Houma Boulevard
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Charles Haddad works as an orthopedic surgeon in Metairie, LA, Luling, LA, and Destrehan, LA. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Haddad attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Atlanta Medical Center for residency. Dr. Haddad is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Warren Roger Bourgeois III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3939 Houma Boulevard; Suite 18
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Warren Bourgeois practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Metairie, LA and New Orleans, LA. These areas are among Dr. Bourgeois's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Bourgeois attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Brandon Patrick Donnelly, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3939 Houma Boulevard
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Brandon Donnelly's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. Dr. Donnelly is affiliated with Ochsner. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Donnelly accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Alois Jay Binder, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4720 S I 10 Service Road W; Suite 301
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Alois Binder is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Binder's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Binder obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is affiliated with Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Nicholas Demitri Pappas III, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4228 Houma Boulevard; Suite 600b
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Nicholas Pappas is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in New Orleans, LA and Metairie, LA. Dr. Pappas attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pappas include arthroscopic surgery, wrist problems, and arthritis. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, hand fracture, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hand Fracture, Wrist Problems, Congenital Hand Disorders, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Douglas Bostick III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2600 North Hullen Street
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Robert Bostick is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bostick include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. Bostick is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Bostick graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Clifton L McGinness, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3800 Houma Boulevard; Suite 325
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Clifton McGinness is a general surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. McGinness include sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), melanoma, and peripheral vascular surgery. He is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center. Dr. McGinness graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Sarcoma, Surgical Procedures, Peripheral Vascular Surgery, Melanoma, Trauma

Dr. Stephen D Heinrich, MD, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4720 South I-10 Service Road West; Suite 200.
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Stephen Heinrich works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. He attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Dr. Heinrich's clinical interests include cancer, musculoskeletal problems, and musculoskeletal surgery. Amerigroup, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heinrich honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Heinrich is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center, Children's Hospital, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Cancer

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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.