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We found 65 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept HealthLink Open Access near Creve Coeur, MO.

Dr. Bakul Ramakant Dave, MS, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
969 N Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Bakul Dave is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO. The average patient rating for Dr. Dave is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dave include vertebroplasty, pain management, and acute pain. Dr. Dave is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dave honors. After completing medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. In addition to English, he speaks Indian Languages.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Neck Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Acute Pain, Acupuncture Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Edward Halstead, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mark Halstead is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. He works in Chesterfield, MO, Saint Louis, MO, and Town and Country, MO. Dr. Halstead is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, he performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, knee ligament injuries

All Interests: Knee Ligament Injuries, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Stress Fractures, Asthma

Dr. Matthew Vernon Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Smith works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. Before completing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Smith attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Smith's clinical interests: shoulder surgery and elbow surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew J Matava, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
14532 S Outer; 40 Road
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Matava sees patients in Chesterfield, MO. His medical specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Matava attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Matava's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Ligament Problems, Sports Injuries

Dr. Robert H Brophy IV, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
14532 S Outer Forty Drive; Suite 210
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Rob Brophy practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brophy include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brophy obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , knee ligament injuries, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone)

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Osteotomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rick Wayne Wright, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Rick Wright's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Wright attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Wright accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , knee ligament injuries

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Rotator Cuff Problems, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. David A Rubin, MD
Specializes in Musculoskeletal Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Sports Medicine
12634 Olive Boulevard
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. David Rubin's medical specialty is musculoskeletal radiology, diagnostic radiology, and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Rubin studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, joint problems

All Interests: Bone Problems, Soft Tissue Tumor, Sports Injuries, Joint Problems, MRI, Arthrogram

Dr. John P Metzler, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. John Metzler is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise consist of musculoskeletal injuries and electromyography (EMG). He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Metzler accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Metzler attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Electromyography, Musculoskeletal Injuries

Dr. Devyani Mehta Hunt, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
3023 N Ballas Road; Building C Suite 351
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Devyani Hunt is a rehabilitation physician in Saint Louis, MO, Chesterfield, MO, and Town and Country, MO. Her areas of expertise include musculoskeletal injuries. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Hunt is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's residency program. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Spinal Procedures, Lower Back Pain, Pelvic Floor ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Francis Burns, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
845 N New Ballas Court; Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Burns, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and O'Fallon, MO, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Burns is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Burns's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is in-network for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Burns completed a residency program at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Burns's professional affiliations include Progress West Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Jerome Nepple, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Nepple is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and pediatric sports medicine specialist. In his practice, Dr. Nepple focuses on hip problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), ACL injury

All Interests: ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Clavicle Fracture, Meniscus Tear

Dr. Terra Rupert Blatnik, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Terra Blatnik is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and pediatric sports medicine specialist. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at UH Case Medical Center. Dr. Blatnik's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), sprains

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

Dr. Jonathan Craig Baker, MD
Specializes in Musculoskeletal Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Sports Medicine
12634 Olive Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jonathan Baker's areas of specialization are musculoskeletal radiology, diagnostic radiology, and sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Baker focuses on metabolic bone disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology's residency program. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baker accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Metabolic Bone Disease, MRI, Ultrasound, Bone Biopsy, Radiofrequency ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason A Browdy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8225 Clayton Road
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jason Browdy practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Browdy include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Browdy takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University, Dr. Browdy attended Rush Medical College for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center and St. Luke's 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. Heidi Prather, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Heidi Prather works as a physiatrist in Saint Louis, MO, Chesterfield, MO, and Town and Country, MO. Her areas of clinical interest consist of musculoskeletal injuries and spine problems. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Prather accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Prather trained at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Prather is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, joint problems

All Interests: Pain, Incontinence, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Spine Problems, Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajiv K Shah, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3015 North Ballas Road
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Rajiv Shah specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include pain management. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. He takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his residency, Dr. Shah trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, joint problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Neck Problems, Sciatica, Spinal Stenosis, ... (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.