We found 12 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana near Duluth, MN.

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Dr. Derek James Orton, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
 

Dr. Derek Orton practices spine surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine in Milwaukee, WI, Saint Francis, WI, and Wauwatosa, WI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Orton include spine problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Orton is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Orton honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Orton is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Aurora St. Luke's South Shore, Aurora Sinai Medical Center, and Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Pain, Osteoporosis, Stenosis, Fractures, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Trauma, Rehabilitation

Dr. Janus Dale Butcher, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
400 East 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Janus Butcher's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. In Dr. Butcher's practice, Dr. Butcher focuses on musculoskeletal problems, family issues, and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Butcher's hospital/clinic affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building, Essentia Health St. Mary's-Superior Clinic, and Essentia Health-Virginia Clinic. Dr. Butcher graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Butcher's medical residency was performed at Madigan Army Medical Center. Dr. Butcher is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Family Issues

Dr. Douglas Frederick Hoffman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
400 East 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Douglas Hoffman works as a family medicine practitioner and sports medicine specialist. Before performing his residency at UPMC St. Margaret, Dr. Hoffman attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Hoffman include musculoskeletal problems and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hoffman accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hoffman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building and Essentia Health-Hayward Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Ann Caroline Sudoh, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
400 East 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Ann Sudoh is a family practice physician and sports medicine specialist. Her areas of clinical interest consist of musculoskeletal problems and orthopedic surgery. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Sudoh is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a graduate of Duluth Family Medicine Residency Program's residency program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building, Essentia Health-West Duluth Clinic, and Essentia Health St. Mary's-Superior Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Benjamin David Nelson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Benjamin Nelson practices family medicine and sports medicine. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal problems and orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building, Essentia Health-Lakeside Clinic (Duluth), and Essentia Health-Hayward Clinic. Dr. Nelson attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at North Memorial Medical Center for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nelson takes.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Daniel Lee Mark, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
400 East 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Daniel Mark specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: musculoskeletal problems and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mark is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building, Essentia Health St. Mary's-Superior Clinic, and Essentia Health-Hermantown Clinic. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Mark attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Wade Alan Lillegard, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Wade Lillegard specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal problems and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lillegard accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and performed his residency at Martin Army Community Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building, Essentia Health-Hibbing Clinic, and Essentia Health-Hermantown Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Orthopedic Surgery

Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Kenji Sudoh practices family medicine and sports medicine in Duluth, MN and Deer River, MN. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal problems and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sudoh's professional affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building, Essentia Health-Deer River Clinic, and Essentia Health-Lakewalk Clinic (Duluth). He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Sudoh trained at Duluth Family Medicine Residency Program. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sudoh honors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Jefferson John Davis, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Jefferson Davis specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Duluth, MN and Hibbing, MN. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Davis attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Davis is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building, Essentia Health-Duluth (Miller-Dwan Building), and Essentia Health-Hibbing Clinic. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Ana Margarita Fernandez-Pokorny, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Ana Fernandez-Pokorny's specialty is adult rheumatology. She is especially interested in arthritis. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Fernandez-Pokorny attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Wilmington Hospital. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Fernandez-Pokorny's professional affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building and Essentia Health-Ashland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis

Dr. Raymond Charles Hausch, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Rheumatology
400 East Third Street; Essentia Health - Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Raymond Hausch's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hausch include arthritis. Dr. Hausch is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Hausch's hospital/clinic affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building and Fairview Clinics - Wyoming.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
400 E 3rd Street
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Robert Leff, who practices in Duluth, MN, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Leff attended Indiana University School of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leff takes.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis

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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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