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We found 175 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near North Kansas City, MO.

Dr. Vincent H Key, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mailstop 3017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Vincent Key's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Key is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bone pain, strains, and elbow pain. Dr. Key takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Key speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone pain, stress fractures, osteoarthritis, sprains, joint problems

All Interests: Bone Pain, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Pain, Nerve Pain, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Talal W Khan, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1034
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Talal Khan works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Kansas City, KS and Shawnee Mission, KS. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include leg pain, headache, and hip pain. Dr. Khan is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from King Edward Medical University. Dr. Khan trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, musculoskeletal pain, osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Disc Problems, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Shoulder Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen William Munns, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Stephen Munns works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. Dr. Munns's areas of expertise include the following: bone pain, strains, and leg pain. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone pain, stress fractures, musculoskeletal injuries, osteoarthritis, sprains, joint problems

All Interests: Bone Pain, Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Hip Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Marie Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
University of Kansas Medical C; Department of Rehab Med 3901 Rainbow
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Lisa Hermes' area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hermes include amputee rehabilitation and electromyography (EMG). Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hermes honors. Before completing her residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Hermes attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Hermes's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Musculoskeletal Problems, Stroke, Brain Injury, ... (Read more)

Dr. James David Kindscher, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1034
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Kindscher is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include the following: outpatient care, intensive care, and musculoskeletal problems. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Kindscher completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Kindscher is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Anesthesia, Liver Transplant, Outpatient Care, Intensive Care, Musculoskeletal Problems, Regional ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Baker Braun, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 1034
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Edward Braun is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Braun completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Shands HealthCare. His areas of expertise include outpatient care, foot pain, and pain management. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, musculoskeletal pain

All Interests: Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Anesthesia, Shoulder Pain, Outpatient Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tiffany Monique Williams, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Tiffany Williams' specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She obtained her medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Her areas of expertise include the following: tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), hip pain, and botox injection. Dr. Williams is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , biceps tendonitis, joint pain, musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, tendonitis

All Interests: Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Musculoskeletal Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea L Nicol, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Hospital Lobby - Spine Center
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Andrea Nicol is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. Dr. Nicol's clinical interests include leg pain, facet injection, and pelvic pain. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, musculoskeletal pain, arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Knee Pain, Postherpetic Neuralgia, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rakesh Vardey, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1046
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Rakesh Vardey, who practices in Kansas City, KS, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Clinical interests for Dr. Vardey include tendon sheath injection, amputation, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vardey takes. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Vardey attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , biceps tendonitis, joint pain, musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Musculoskeletal Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajorshi Mitra, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; 4019 Delp, Mail Stop 4017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Rajorshi Mitra specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He is conversant in Bengali. His areas of expertise include tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), hip pain, and pelvic pain. Dr. Mitra is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. Dr. Mitra accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , biceps tendonitis, joint pain, musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, tendonitis

All Interests: Pain, Hip Pain, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Biceps Tendonitis, Radiculopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dawood Sayed, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3901 Boulevard; Ms 1034
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Dawood Sayed specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Sayed's clinical interests include leg pain, facet injection, and intrathecal pump implantation. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, musculoskeletal pain, osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Disc Problems, Kyphoplasty, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. McCasey Redman Smith, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ku Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. McCasey Smith's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise include tendon sheath injection, elbow pain, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Smith graduated from Saba University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , biceps tendonitis, joint pain, musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, tendonitis

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Musculoskeletal Pain, Sacroiliac ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Sean Jackson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mailstop 30
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. R. Jackson specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Jackson highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, leg pain, and herniated disc. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Jackson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Disc Problems, Pain, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Pain, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Mehrdad Mazlumazdeh III, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2026, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Mehrdad Maz is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He is conversant in Persian. His areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, polymyositis, and lupus. Dr. Maz is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. After completing medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. Maz performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maz honors.

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

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Polymyositis, Myositis, Dermatomyositis, Clinical Trials, Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shelley Banerjee Bhattacharya, DO, MPH
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Shelley Bhattacharya is a family medicine physician. Her areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Bhattacharya is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Bhattacharya is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, joint infection, joint problems, gout, tendonitis, bone spurs

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

Dr. Lisa A McNichols, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1028, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Lisa Clough specializes in adult infectious disease. Areas of expertise for Dr. Clough include transplant infections, cancer, and fever. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Clough trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone infection, joint infection

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Fever, Transplant Infections, Herpes, Bone Infection, Joint Infection, ... (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.