We found 20 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Metairie, LA.

Dr. Michael Wade Hartman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1542 Tulane Avenue; Box T6-7
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Michael Hartman's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hartman include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hartman takes. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Hartman is affiliated with Ochsner and St. James Parish Hospital.

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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)

Dr. George Frank Chimento, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. George Chimento specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Chimento's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chimento has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. 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, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Louis Manuel Espinoza, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4921 Airline Drive; Suite 100
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Luis Espinoza works as an orthopedic surgeon in Kenner, LA, Metairie, LA, and New Orleans, LA. Clinical interests for Dr. Espinoza include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Espinoza accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and GEHA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Espinoza 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, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Carl Krause, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Peter Krause sees patients in Kenner, LA and New Orleans, LA. His medical specialty is orthopedic trauma. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and Touro Infirmary. His education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Krause takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Krause has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Alois Binder practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Metairie, LA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Binder include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Binder's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Binder is professionally 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. Vinod Dasa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Vinod Dasa sees patients in Kenner, LA and New Orleans, LA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dasa takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He is conversant in Telugu. His professional affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary. Dr. Dasa is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Brandon Donnelly specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Donnelly attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Sketchler specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Sketchler attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sketchler is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Ochsner. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Warren Bourgeois specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bourgeois's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. He is affiliated with Ochsner. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Bourgeois completed his residency training at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Nicholas Pappas is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in New Orleans, LA and Metairie, LA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pappas include arthroscopic surgery, wrist problems, and arthritis. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Pappas completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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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. Olivia C Lee, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
1542 Tulane Avene; T6-7
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Olivia Lee works as an orthopedic traumatologist. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Touro Infirmary.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Jessie R Gills, MD
Specializes in Urology
3601 Houma Boulevard; Suite 302; Urology/uro - Gyn
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Jessie Gills is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, stent placement (stenting), and cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy). Dr. Gills is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary and The University of Kansas Hospital. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Cystoscopy, Tumor, Penile Cancer, Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Bostick specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bostick include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Bostick is a graduate of 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. William K Accousti, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. William Accousti practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in New Orleans, LA and Lafayette, LA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Accousti's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Accousti trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Spinal Deformity Surgery, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Abraham Gedalia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Abraham Gedalia is a pediatric rheumatology specialist in New Orleans, LA. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Soroka Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Gedalia has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Gedalia is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Sarcoidosis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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

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

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

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

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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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