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We found 22 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near New Orleans, LA.

Dr. James Toliver Bennett, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1415 Tulane Avenue; 4th Floor
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. J. Bennett is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Bennett (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. He is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. Dr. Bennett is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Bennett's residency was performed at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Bennett is accepting 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
1542 Tulane Avenue; Box T6-7
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Michael Hartman's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Hartman's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Hartman attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hartman takes.

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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. Peter Carl Krause, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
1542 Tulane Avenue, Box T6-7; Department of Orthopaedics
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Peter Krause is an orthopedic trauma specialist. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Krause completed residency programs at Detroit Receiving Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Ochsner and Touro Infirmary. Dr. Krause is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Louis Manuel Espinoza, MD
Specializes in Other
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Luis Espinoza's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Dr. Espinoza performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Espinoza has an open panel.

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

Dr. George Chimento practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Chimento is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Chimento is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. 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. Kearney Quinn Robert III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4633 Wichers Drive
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Kearney Robert is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Robert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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

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

Dr. James Mulherrin Todd III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4633 Wichers Drive
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. James Todd is an orthopedist. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Before completing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Todd attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Todd is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Robert L Shackleton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4633 Wichers Drive
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Robert Shackleton's area of specialization 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 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Shackleton's areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and 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)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sketchler's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Sketchler is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has an open panel. 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.

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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
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Vinod Dasa is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dasa's professional affiliations include Ochsner and Touro Infirmary. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Dasa is a graduate of Albany Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. He is conversant in 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
21 Doctors Row; 3939 Houma Boulevard
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Charles Haddad works as an orthopedic surgeon. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Atlanta Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. Haddad is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally 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. William Kenneth Accousti, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
200 Henry Clay Avenue; Department of Ortho
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. William Accousti is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Accousti takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has an open panel. Dr. Accousti studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for his residency.

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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. Warren Roger Bourgeois III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2820 Napoleon Avenue; Suite 620
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Warren Bourgeois' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Bourgeois include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bourgeois accepts. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Bourgeois has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. He is 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. Nicholas Demitri Pappas III, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3700 Saint Charles Avenue; Floor 6
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Nicholas Pappas specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Pappas's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, wrist problems, and arthritis. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 practices orthopedic trauma. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary. Dr. Lee is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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. Robert Douglas Bostick III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
920 Avenue B
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Robert Bostick is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Bostick graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bostick honors. Dr. Bostick is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He has an open panel.

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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)

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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.