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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 specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Nepple focuses on hip problems. Dr. Nepple is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nepple obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his 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 specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Blatnik is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at UH Case Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Shah attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. 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. Anna Noel Miller, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
14532 S. Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Anna Miller, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO, is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma. The average patient rating for Dr. Miller is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include rehabilitation. Dr. Miller honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Wake Forest Baptist Health, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Osteomyelitis, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, ... (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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO, is a medical specialist in uveitis and ocular immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Karacal include glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karacal accepts. She is a graduate of Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Karacal completed a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. She speaks Turkish.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Implant Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery, Diabetic ... (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 an endocrinologist. Dr. Jachna studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Jachna trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jachna's 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 is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Her clinical interests encompass replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adelani accepts. Before performing her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Adelani attended Vanderbilt University School of 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. Donald Robert Bassman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
522 North New Ballas Road; Suite 199
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Donald Bassman works as an orthopedist. On average, patients gave Dr. Bassman a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Bassman graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

Dr. Steven McAnany specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. McAnany (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Joel Goebel practices otology and neurotology in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Goebel attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Goebel's clinical interests: hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base tumors. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Goebel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He speaks German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. 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 works as a rheumatologist. Her areas of expertise include lupus, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Gonzalez-Mayda takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez-Mayda speaks Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Seattle Children's Hospital and Harborview Medical Center. Dr. Miller is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as 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. Christopher John Dy, MPH, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14532 South Outer; 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Christopher Dy's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Dy include musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Dy honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency.

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

Dr. Naga Yalla specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Yalla include diabetes and thyroid problems. Dr. Yalla accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended medical school at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute. Her residency was performed at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Dr. Yalla speaks Telugu. Her 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. 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, who practices in Saint Peters, MO, Creve Coeur, MO, and Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Oppelt include sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at UH Case Medical Center for residency. He 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.