We found 12 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept HealthSpring near Lancaster, PA.

Dr. Mark Kenneth Perezous, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
703 Lampeter Road
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Mark Perezous' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, rotator cuff surgery, and sports health. He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Perezous takes United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Perezous obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital and Abington Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Michael Serletti, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Insurances Accepted; B. Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery - N Duke Street
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Serletti is a plastic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Serletti include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and botox injection. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, Dr. Serletti completed his residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Serletti takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2006 - 2008, and 2009 - 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis, bone cancer, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Breast Reconstruction with Flap ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ira Porter sees patients in Lancaster, PA, Ephrata, PA, and Mount Joy, PA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Porter include spine reconstruction, spine problems, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. Dr. Porter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patient ratings for Dr. Porter average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Porter's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma

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

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

Dr. Rebecca Shepherd is an adult rheumatology specialist in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is especially interested in osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Dr. Shepherd is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Shepherd obtained her medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

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

Dr. Thomas J Renz, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
703 Lampeter Road
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Renz is an orthopedist in Lancaster, PA, Ephrata, PA, and Mount Joy, PA. These areas are among Dr. Renz's clinical interests: hip replacement, knee problems, and total joint replacement. The average patient rating for Dr. Renz is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Renz graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Doctors Hospital and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Renz is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sandhya Adusumilli's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. In Dr. Adusumilli's practice, she is particularly interested in osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Patient ratings for Dr. Adusumilli average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Adusumilli obtained her medical school training at Siddhartha Medical College and performed her residency at Graduate Hospital. 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. 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 has a special interest in osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Her professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. The average patient rating for Dr. Matejicka is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Matejicka is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

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

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

Dr. Lisa Allen specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. Before performing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Allentown, Dr. Allen attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Allen is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 Adult Rheumatology
2108 Harrisburg Pike; Suite 200
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Charles Henderson's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Henderson's clinical interests include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. His professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, York Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Dr. Henderson has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His 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. Wayne Ramsay Conrad, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
703 Lampeter Road
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Wayne Conrad specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in knee injury, knee replacement, and knee arthritis. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Conrad attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Conrad is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis

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

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

Dr. Richard Reese's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Reese is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Reese is especially interested in osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Reese's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. His practice is open to 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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Ms. Carnahan include musculoskeletal problems. She is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital. She takes PPHN, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice 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.
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