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We found 24 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Gladstone, MO.

Dr. Venkatadri Chandriah Beeki, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2000 Ne Vivion Road; 1st Floor
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Venkatadri Beeki is a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Kansas City, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Beeki include bladder cancer, sinus cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Beeki is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. His education and training includes medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and residency at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

All Interests: Research, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul M Arnold, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 405
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Paul Arnold's medical specialty is neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: endarterectomy, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica. On average, patients gave Dr. Arnold a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Arnold has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

All Interests: Endarterectomy, Disc Problems, Pain, Tumor, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Spina Bifida, Herniated Disc, ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip D Hylton, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 405
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Phillip Hylton works as a neurosurgeon. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hylton include brain aneurysm, pituitary surgery, and skull base cancer. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Hylton's professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), The University of Kansas Hospital, and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

All Interests: Disc Problems, Spinal AVM, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Spinal Instrumentation, Pituitary Adenoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy C Frey, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5601 N Antioch Road; Suite 12
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Frey is a Gladstone, MO physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Frey include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Frey is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at St. Mary's Hospital, Dr. Frey attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, bone cancer, sprains, joint problems, gout, tendonitis, bone spurs

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Phobias, Athlete's ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Charles Ryken, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 405
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Ryken is a neurosurgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: skull base cancer, spinal AVM, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Patient ratings for Dr. Ryken average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ryken is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' residency program. He is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer, compression fractures

All Interests: Disc Problems, Spinal AVM, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Compression Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maureen H Sheehan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Medical Plaza North, Lower Level 010
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Maureen Sheehan specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheehan include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and thyroid cancer. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheehan is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She trained at Butterworth Hospital for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Sheehan is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road.

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

All Interests: Research, Urologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Isobel Woodrow, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 405
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Sarah Woodrow's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Her clinical interests include spinal AVM, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica. The average patient rating for Dr. Woodrow is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. She is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer, compression fractures

All Interests: Disc Problems, Pain, Tumor, Spinal AVM, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Herniated Disc, Bone Cancer, Brain ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 600
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Bradley specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bradley is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and residency at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremy Robert Flanagan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Medical Plaza North, Lower Level 010
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jeremy Flanagan works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Flanagan include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and rectal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Flanagan's medical residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flanagan honors.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

All Interests: Research, Urologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Edward Stepp, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 405
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Stepp is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. These areas are among Dr. Stepp's clinical interests: skull base cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stepp accepts. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Stepp attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Stepp has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), Menorah Medical Center, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

All Interests: Disc Problems, Pain, Tumor, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Herniated Disc, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Jason Justice, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 650
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Michael Justice specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in North Kansas City, MO and Blue Springs, MO. In his practice, Dr. Justice focuses on MAKoplasty. Dr. Justice's hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Carondelet Health. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Mary's Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Justice takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Graduated top 15% of medical school (Class ranked 12 th); Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society; and Cum Laude. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Elbow Problems, MAKOplasty, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert W Drogan, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5601 N Antioch Road; Suite 12
Gladstone, MO
 

Dr. Robert Drogan's medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Drogan include prostate problems, trichotillomania, and restless leg syndrome. He is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Drogan accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, sprains, joint problems, gout, tendonitis

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Trichotillomania, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert E Pluenneke, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Medical Plaza North Lower Level Suite 510
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Robert Pluenneke's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Pluenneke include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Pluenneke is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Pluenneke's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Research, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Gastritis, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. David W Dugan, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 650
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. David Dugan is an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Dugan graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: general orthopedics, sports health, and total joint replacement. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sigma Sigma Phi Osteopathic Honor Society. Dr. Dugan is affiliated with Liberty Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Carondelet Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Reconstructive Surgery, MAKOplasty, Fractures, Arthroplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark A Thompson, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
8700 North Green Hills Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Mark Thompson is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, rectal cancer, and throat cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Thompson is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH).

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

All Interests: Research, Vulvar Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Dale Cornett, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 650
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Alan Cornett works as an orthopedic surgeon in Blue Springs, MO, North Kansas City, MO, and Kansas City, MO. Dr. Cornett is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sports health, MAKoplasty, and trauma. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Cornett is professionally affiliated with Liberty Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Carondelet Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Reconstructive Surgery, MAKOplasty, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (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.