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We found 67 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept HealthLink Open Access near Creve Coeur, MO.

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

Dr. Matthew Smith specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Smith's areas of clinical interest consist of shoulder surgery and elbow surgery. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland.

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

Dr. Bakul Dave works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in vertebroplasty, pain management, and acute pain. Dr. Dave is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad for medical school, Dr. Dave completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. In addition to English, he speaks Indian Languages. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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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 pediatric orthopedic surgeon and pediatric sports medicine specialist in Chesterfield, MO, Saint Louis, MO, and Town and Country, MO. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Halstead accepts. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, Dr. Halstead completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, knee ligament injuries

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

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. Dr. Brophy attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Brophy's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (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 is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine specialist in Chesterfield, MO. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patients gave Dr. Matava an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Matava accepts 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. Rick Wayne Wright, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Rick Wright specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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. 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. Jeffrey Jerome Nepple, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Nepple works as a pediatric orthopedist and pediatric sports medicine specialist. In his practice, Dr. Nepple focuses on hip problems. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Nepple is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nepple trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Nepple honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a musculoskeletal radiologist, diagnostic radiologist, and sports medicine specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rubin include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Dr. Rubin's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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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 physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. His areas of expertise include musculoskeletal injuries and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Metzler is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Metzler accepts.

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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). She has indicated that her clinical interests include musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Hunt's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for residency. Dr. Hunt accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Before performing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Burns attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burns include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burns honors. Dr. Burns is professionally affiliated with Progress West Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He 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. Jonathan Craig Baker, MD
Specializes in Musculoskeletal Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Sports Medicine
12634 Olive Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jonathan Baker works as a musculoskeletal radiologist, diagnostic radiologist, and sports medicine specialist in Saint Louis, MO. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in metabolic bone disease. Dr. Baker accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital.

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

Dr. Terra Blatnik's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Blatnik is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She trained at UH Case Medical Center for her residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blatnik takes.

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

Dr. Jason Browdy's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Saint Louis, MO. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Browdy average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Browdy accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Dr. Browdy 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. Rajiv K Shah, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3015 North Ballas Road
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Rajiv Shah is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. In his practice, Dr. Shah focuses on pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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)

Dr. Heidi Prather, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Heidi Prather specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Prather include musculoskeletal injuries and spine problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prather accepts. She is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's residency program. Dr. Prather's professional affiliations include 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)

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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.