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

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

Dr. Mark Halstead's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Halstead's education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to 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. Bakul Ramakant Dave, MS, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
969 N Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Bakul Dave's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO. In addition to English, he speaks Indian Languages. He has a special interest in vertebroplasty, pain management, and acute pain. Dr. Dave's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. He obtained his medical school training at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Dave's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Matthew Smith, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Smith has a special interest in shoulder surgery and elbow surgery. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Knee Ligament Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brophy include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , knee ligament injuries

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, PCL Reconstruction, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (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 is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wright completed a residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

Dr. Matthew Matava's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. He practices in Chesterfield, MO. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Matava performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Matava is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

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

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 is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Saint Louis, MO and O'Fallon, MO. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burns include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burns honors. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Progress West Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Burns is open to 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. John P Metzler, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. John Metzler is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal injuries and electromyography (EMG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Metzler takes. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Metzler performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, Chesterfield, MO, and Town and Country, MO, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Hunt has a special interest in musculoskeletal injuries. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed her residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Spinal Procedures, Lower Back Pain, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Osteoporosis, Musculoskeletal ... (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 medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. He is especially interested in hip problems. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Nepple accepts 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.

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

Dr. David Rubin is a specialist in musculoskeletal radiology, diagnostic radiology, and sports medicine. He works in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Dr. Rubin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is 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. Jonathan Craig Baker, MD
Specializes in Musculoskeletal Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Sports Medicine
12634 Olive Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jonathan Baker specializes in musculoskeletal radiology, diagnostic radiology, and sports medicine and practices in Saint Louis, MO. In Dr. Baker's practice, he is particularly interested in metabolic bone disease. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology.

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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. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. His residency was performed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Browdy include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Browdy is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Terra Rupert Blatnik, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Terra Blatnik's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at UH Case Medical Center, Dr. Blatnik attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic 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. Heidi Prather, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Heidi Prather's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among Dr. Prather's clinical interests: musculoskeletal injuries and spine problems. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. She attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Prather is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, joint problems

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

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

Dr. Rajiv Shah practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include pain management. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Shah attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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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.
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