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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 is a family practice physician and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Klenck has a special interest in musculoskeletal problems. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is professionally 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 is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise consist of cancer surgery and soft tissue sarcoma. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Lewis accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Lewis attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

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

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

Dr. Chad Ferguson specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Powell, TN and Knoxville, TN. These areas are among Dr. Ferguson's clinical interests: foot problems, musculoskeletal problems, and ankle problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center. He is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems

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

Dr. Eric Carlson specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise consist of oral surgery, salivary gland surgery, and jaw problems. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Carlson honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Carlson completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Carlson include: AAOMS Presidential Achievement Award; The William F. Harrigan Award; and Spirit of the Graduate School of Medicine Award - 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)

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

Dr. Gary Klipple is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Klipple include osteoporosis and rheumatic diseases. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. He is 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 works as an adult rheumatologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis and rheumatic diseases. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Park is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Evanston Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Park attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school.

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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 specializes in physical therapy. Clinical interests for Ms. Sorensen include musculoskeletal problems and physical therapy treatment. She is an in-network provider for 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.