We found 17 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Medicare PPO near Creve Coeur, MO.

Dr. Aaron Patrick Omotola, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 102
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Aaron Omotola is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Omotola include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Omotola is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and Alton Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow 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 specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Nepple has a special interest in hip problems. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Center for Advanced Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Nepple attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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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's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. She practices in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. Her professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Blatnik is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of UH Case Medical Center's residency program.

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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, Toe Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rajiv Shah's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His areas of expertise include pain management. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Shah obtained his medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. 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 pain, joint problems

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

Dr. Donald Robert Bassman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
522 North New Ballas Road; Suite 199
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Donald Bassman's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Bassman has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bassman takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis, and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Bassman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Joint Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna Noel Miller, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Anna Miller's specialty is orthopedic trauma. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Osteomyelitis, Ankle Problems, Pelvic Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel A Goebel, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
1040 N. Mason Road; Suite 123
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Joel Goebel's specialty is otology and neurotology. Dr. Goebel's clinical interests include hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. Patient ratings for Dr. Goebel average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goebel attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He is conversant in German. 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

All Interests: Dizziness, Bone Problems, Skull Base Tumors, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Meniere's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muyibat A Adelani, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
14532 S Outer Forty Drive; Suite 210
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Muyibat Adelani practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. In her practice, Dr. Adelani focuses on replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She obtained her medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)

All Interests: Revision Knee Arthroplasty, Partial Knee Replacement, Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Sherman Lux, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12632 Olive Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Paul Lux practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include knee problems, hip reconstruction, and knee reconstruction. Dr. Lux is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Hip Problems, Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Cristina Gonzalez - Mayda, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Maria Gonzalez-Mayda practices adult rheumatology in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Gonzalez-Mayda is conversant in Spanish. She has a special interest in lupus, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez-Mayda completed her residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus

Dr. Christopher John Dy, MPH, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14532 South Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Christopher Dy's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dy include musculoskeletal problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Dy attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Dy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , distal radius fracture, musculoskeletal problems, hand fracture

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Hand Fracture, Musculoskeletal Problems, Brachial Plexus Injury, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Joseph McAnany, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
969 North Mason Road; Suite 100
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Steven McAnany's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. McAnany's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. McAnany's medical residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. McAnany (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Posterior Spinal Fusion, Lumbar Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Radiculopathy, Fractures, Lumbar Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Humeyra D Karacal, MD
Specializes in Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
10 Barnes West Drive; Suite 201
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Humeyra Karacal is an uveitis and ocular immunology specialist. She is conversant in Turkish. Her areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. Dr. Karacal is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. Dr. Karacal obtained her medical school training at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Implant Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery, Diabetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Leland Miller, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mark Miller practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Seattle Children's Hospital and Harborview Medical Center. Dr. Miller is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Legg-Calve-Perthes disease

All Interests: Hip Dysplasia, Leg Problems, Clubfoot, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

Dr. Naga Mani Yalla, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
10 Barnes West Drive; Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Naga Yalla works as an adult endocrinologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Yalla has a special interest in diabetes and thyroid problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute for medical school, Dr. Yalla completed her residency training at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. She is conversant in Telugu.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Bone Problems, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Carolyn Morris Jachna, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3009 North Ballas Road; Building A Suite 227
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Carolyn Jachna works as an adult endocrinologist. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Jachna is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. She accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Jachna's residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bone problems

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Bone Problems, Aging

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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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