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 works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Kansas City, MO. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, sinus cancer, and thyroid cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beeki takes. After completing medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Dr. Beeki performed his residency at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Beeki's hospital/clinic 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

All Interests: Research, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, ... (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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ryken include skull base cancer, spinal AVM, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Ryken graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Ryken has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Paul Arnold is a specialist in neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Arnold include endarterectomy, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Arnold's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Arnold honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Timothy Frey sees patients in Gladstone, MO. His medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Frey's clinical interests: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. 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. He completed his residency training at St. Mary's Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Frey an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, bone cancer, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), sprains, joint problems, gout, tendonitis, bone spurs

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Phobias, Athlete's ... (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. On average, patients gave Dr. Hylton a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise 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. Dr. Hylton takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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 professional recognition including the following: 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. 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 is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Sheehan takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Butterworth Hospital. Dr. Sheehan has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic 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, 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. Patients gave Dr. Woodrow an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include spinal AVM, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Her professional affiliations include 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. 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 specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bradley include sports injuries. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bradley studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Bradley's training includes a residency program at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Research Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, ... (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 neurosurgeon. His clinical interests include skull base cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stepp attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Dr. Stepp has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in North Kansas City, MO, Blue Springs, MO, and Kansas City, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Justice include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and MAKoplasty. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Carondelet Health. Dr. Justice attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Mary's Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Justice accepts. He has received distinctions including Graduated top 15% of medical school (Class ranked 12 th); Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society; and Cum Laude. Dr. Justice has an open panel.

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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 is a family medicine practitioner in Gladstone, MO. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, trichotillomania, and restless leg syndrome. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Drogan takes. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Drogan's 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, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), sprains, joint problems, gout, tendonitis

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Trichotillomania, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, ... (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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He practices in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Flanagan include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and rectal cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. Dr. Flanagan is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Flanagan's medical residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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. 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Pluenneke include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and thyroid cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. The average patient rating for Dr. Pluenneke is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pluenneke takes 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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Dugan include general orthopedics, sports health, and total joint replacement. Dr. Dugan's professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Carondelet Health. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dugan has received professional recognition including the following: Sigma Sigma Phi Osteopathic Honor Society. He welcomes 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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Kansas City, MO. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, rectal cancer, and throat cancer. Dr. Thompson honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: 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, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver ... (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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Saint Luke's South Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Bleazard's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.
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