We found 15 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Medicare PPO near Creve Coeur, MO.

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. 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. 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)

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

Dr. Donald Bassman is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Bassman's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bassman takes. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Bassman attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Bassman is accepting 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. Humeyra D Karacal, MD
Specializes in Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
10 Barnes West Drive; Suite 201
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Humeyra Karacal is a specialist in uveitis and ocular immunology. She works in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. She attended Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. She has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. Dr. Karacal is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She speaks Turkish. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Implant Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery, Diabetic ... (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 area of specialization is otology and neurotology. Dr. Goebel is conversant in German. These areas are among his clinical interests: hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Goebel takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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

Dr. Carolyn Jachna is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Jachna has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bone problems

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Bone Problems, Aging

Dr. Muyibat A Adelani, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
120 Brookside Court
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Muyibat Adelani works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. She is especially interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Adelani is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Adelani attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

Dr. Steven McAnany is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. McAnany's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Washington University Physicians. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. McAnany (or staff) speaks 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. Christopher John Dy, MPH, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14532 South Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Christopher Dy's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. Dr. Dy has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal problems. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Dy attended the University of Miami, Miller School of 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. Anna Noel Miller, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Anna Miller is an orthopedic trauma specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Miller graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

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

Dr. Naga Yalla is an adult endocrinologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. She studied medicine at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute. Her medical residency was performed at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. In Dr. Yalla's practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and thyroid problems. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She speaks Telugu. Dr. Yalla's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

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

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 is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include lupus, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez-Mayda attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez-Mayda is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

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

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

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

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Relevant Interests: , Legg-Calve-Perthes disease

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

Dr. Peter J Oppelt, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 100
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Peter Oppelt is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. He works in Saint Peters, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Saint Louis, MO. In Dr. Oppelt's practice, he is particularly interested in sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital. Before completing his residency at UH Case Medical Center, Dr. Oppelt attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Oppelt is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Sarcoma

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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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