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We found 9 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept HealthSpring near Lancaster, PA.

Dr. Lisa Sherbin Allen, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2108 Harrisburg Pike; Suite 200
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Lisa Allen works as an adult rheumatologist. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Allen performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Allentown. She has indicated that her clinical interests include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Allen accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Ira Stanley Porter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
703 Lampeter Road
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. I. Porter's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spine reconstruction, spine problems, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. Dr. Porter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Porter's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma

All Interests: Spine Reconstruction, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. Sandhya Kiran Adusumilli, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2108 Harrisburg Pike; Suite 200
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Sandhya Adusumilli's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Adusumilli's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Adusumilli include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Adusumilli welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of Siddhartha Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Adusumilli trained at Graduate Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Charles Franklin Henderson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
2108 Harrisburg Pike; Suite 200
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Charles Henderson specializes in family medicine and adult rheumatology and practices in Elizabethtown, PA, York, PA, and Lancaster, PA. His areas of expertise include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Henderson obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, York Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Henderson's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Richard Wayne Reese, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2108 Harrisburg Pike; Suite 200
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Richard Reese's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Dr. Reese is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Reese obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Wayne Ramsay Conrad, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
703 Lampeter Road
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Wayne Conrad is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Lancaster, PA, Ephrata, PA, and Mount Joy, PA. Dr. Conrad's areas of clinical interest consist of knee injury, knee replacement, and knee arthritis. He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Knee Arthroscopy, Knee Replacement, Knee Injury, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Colleen Matejicka, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2108 Harrisburg Pike; Suite 200
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Colleen Matejicka specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. She has a special interest in osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Dr. Matejicka's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Matejicka's medical residency was performed at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Rebecca Margaret Shepherd, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2108 Harrisburg Pike; Suite 200
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Rebecca Shepherd is an adult rheumatology specialist. Before completing her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Shepherd attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Dr. Shepherd is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shepherd's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Osteoarthritis

Adrienne Lauren Carnahan
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
703 Lampeter Road
Lancaster, PA
 

Ms. Adrienne Carnahan is an orthopedist. Ms. Carnahan's clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal problems. She is an in-network provider for PPHN, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital. Ms. Carnahan is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

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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.