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We found 7 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Knoxville, TN.

Dr. Chris Allen Klenck, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Sports Medicine
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Chris Klenck practices family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Klenck is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal problems. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. James Michael Lewis, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1926 Alcoa Highway; Suite 410
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. James Lewis practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lewis include cancer surgery and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. Lewis honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. His distinctions include: Scholarship for Children of Deceased or Disabled Veterans -5-1993. Undergraduate/Graduate Award; Warrior Foundation Scholarship, 5/1989-5/1998. Undergraduate/Graduate Award; and Best Research Presentation, . Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA. He is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Issues, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Melanoma

Dr. Eric R Carlson, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1930 Alcoa Highway; Suite 335
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Eric Carlson sees patients in Knoxville, TN. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Carlson's areas of expertise include the following: oral surgery, salivary gland surgery, and jaw problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carlson accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Allegheny General Hospital's residency program. He has received the following distinctions: AAOMS Presidential Achievement Award; The William F. Harrigan Award; and Spirit of the Graduate School of Medicine Award - University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Carlson is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)

All Interests: Tumor, Jaw Problems, Surgical Procedures, Mouth Problems, Oral Surgery, Salivary Gland Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
900 E Oak Hill Avenue
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Chad Ferguson's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ferguson include foot problems, musculoskeletal problems, and ankle problems. He is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. Dr. Ferguson obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems

Dr. Gary L Klipple, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1928 Alcoa Highway; Suite B-205
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Gary Klipple, who practices in Knoxville, TN, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Klipple include osteoporosis and rheumatic diseases. Dr. Klipple takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Klipple trained at Brooke Army Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Christy C Park, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1932 Alcoa Highway; Suite C-550
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Christy Park is a Knoxville, TN physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Park include osteoporosis and rheumatic diseases. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Park takes. She attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Evanston Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Park is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases

Kailyn K Sorensen
Specializes in Physical Therapy
4011 Chapman Highway; Suite J
Knoxville, TN
 

Ms. Kailyn Sorensen is a physical therapist. Ms. Sorensen's clinical interests include musculoskeletal problems and physical therapy treatment. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Physical Therapy Treatment

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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.