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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 is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Allentown. Dr. Allen's areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Allen welcomes 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Lancaster, PA, Ephrata, PA, and Mount Joy, PA. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in spine reconstruction and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Porter honors. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Porter's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma

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

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

Dr. Sandhya Adusumilli works as an adult rheumatologist in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. After completing medical school at Siddhartha Medical College, Dr. Adusumilli performed her residency at Graduate Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Adusumilli include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Adusumilli is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Adusumilli honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She welcomes new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are family medicine and adult rheumatology; he sees patients in Elizabethtown, PA, York, PA, and Lancaster, PA. In Dr. Henderson's practice, he is particularly interested in osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, York Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Dr. Henderson is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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, who practices in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reese include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reese graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Reese is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He is open to new patients.

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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 orthopedic surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee injury, knee replacement, and knee arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Conrad graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Conrad's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis

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

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

Dr. Colleen Matejicka's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Matejicka's clinical interests include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Dr. Matejicka is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 rheumatologist in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. In her practice, Dr. Shepherd focuses on osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Her professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Shepherd takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Shepherd attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

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

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703 Lampeter Road
Lancaster, PA
 

Ms. Adrienne Carnahan has a special interest in musculoskeletal problems. She is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital. She accepts PPHN, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Ms. Carnahan has an open panel.

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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.