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We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare Silver near Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Wen-Hsiang P Andrew Lee, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 North Caroline Street; Suite 8152f
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. W. Lee's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing Dr. Lee's residency at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Lee attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Lee is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Lee has received professional recognition including the following: Kappa Delta Award, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Sumner Koch Award, American Society for Surgery of the Hand; and Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship, American Society for Surgery of the Hand. In addition to English, Dr. Lee speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miami VA Healthcare System and Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, wrist fracture, hand fracture, tendonitis, tendon injury

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jaimie Troyal Shores, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Jaimie Shores is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shores is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and a graduate of Loma Linda University Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinctions: Dean's List, New Mexico Military Institute, 1992 - 1993; Matchin Award- Cadet-of-the-year award, New Mexico Military Institute, 1992 - 1993; and Phi Beta Kappa, University of New Mexico. Dr. Shores is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine and Harford Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, wrist fracture, hand fracture, tendonitis, tendon injury

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Tendonitis, Tendon Injury, Dupuytren's Contracture, Syndactyly, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shaan Mohammed Raza, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
600 North Wolfe Street; Meyer 8-161
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Shaan Raza is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Raza's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinctions: First Prize in Oncology Category, British Medical Association Medical Book Awards; Resident Clinical Research Award, The North American Skull Base Society; and Harvey Cushing Resident Research Award, Department of Neurosurgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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

All Interests: Cushing's Disease, Pituitary Tumor, Sarcoma, Adenoma

Dr. Artit Art Silpasuvan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2401 West Belvedere Avenue; Hoffberger Building Suite 21
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Artit Silpasuvan, who practices in Baltimore, MD, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His clinical interests encompass disorders of calcium metabolism, pituitary disorders, and osteoporosis. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silpasuvan accepts. He is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital and LifeBridge Health.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Pregnancy, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Bruk Endale, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
10 North Greene Street
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. Bruk Endale is a specialist in diagnostic radiology. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Endale trained at Aultman Hospital for his residency. Dr. Endale's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Maryland Medical System, VA Maryland Health Care System, and WellSpan Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Body Imaging, 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.