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We found 25 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Beeki attended medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). His residency was performed at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Beeki include bladder cancer, sinus cancer, and thyroid cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Beeki has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He 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

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 area of specialization is neurosurgery. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Arnold completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His clinical interests include endarterectomy, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica. The average patient rating for Dr. Arnold is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arnold accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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's specialty is neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hylton include brain aneurysm, pituitary surgery, and skull base cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), The University of Kansas Hospital, and Carondelet Health. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Hylton attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hylton has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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 practices family medicine. Dr. Frey's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at St. Mary's Hospital, Dr. Frey attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic 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 physician who specializes in neurosurgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Clinical interests for Dr. Ryken include skull base cancer, spinal AVM, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 Suite 510
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Maureen Sheehan specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. Before performing her residency at Butterworth Hospital, Dr. Sheehan attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Sheehan's clinical interests: bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and thyroid cancer. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. She 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 practices spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Woodrow attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Woodrow include spinal AVM, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Jeremy Flanagan is an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and rectal cancer. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Flanagan is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road.

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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 specialist in neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stepp include skull base cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica. He is affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), Menorah Medical Center, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Stepp attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Stepp has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include MAKoplasty. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Carondelet Health. Dr. Justice graduated from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Justice completed a residency program at St. Mary's Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Justice include: Graduated top 15% of medical school (Class ranked 12 th); Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society; and Cum Laude. His practice 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 works as a family practitioner in Gladstone, MO. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include prostate problems, trichotillomania, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Drogan accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Drogan attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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. Jeffrey Michael Bradley, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 600
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Bradley is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bradley's areas of expertise include sports injuries. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners for residency. Dr. Bradley's professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Research Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, ... (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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and thyroid cancer. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Pluenneke is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Pluenneke attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include 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, 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dugan is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: general orthopedics, sports health, and total joint replacement. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Dugan has received the following distinction: Sigma Sigma Phi Osteopathic Honor Society. His professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Carondelet Health. He 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 practices radiation oncology in Kansas City, MO. These areas are among Dr. Thompson's clinical interests: bladder cancer, rectal cancer, and throat cancer. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Thompson 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. John Sampson Bleazard, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2790 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 1230
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. John Bleazard is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bleazard honors. He studied medicine at Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bleazard is affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Saint Luke's South Hospital. Dr. Bleazard welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Ligament Problems, Sports Injuries, Trauma

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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.