We found 10 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Knoxville, TN.

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Dr. John M Reynolds IV, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1819 W Clinch Avenue; Suite 100
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. John Reynolds specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Reynolds's education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Ochsner Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reynolds takes.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Chris A Klenck, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Sports Medicine
1551 Lake Loudon Boulevard
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Chris Klenck specializes in family medicine and sports medicine and practices in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Klenck's areas of expertise include musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Klenck attended Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Klenck is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Edward Brantley Burns Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1819 W Clinch Avenue; Suite 100
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Edward Burns' specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Burns at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. James Lewis' medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Lewis's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery and soft tissue sarcoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Physicians' Association and the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lewis trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Lewis has received distinctions including 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

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 and practices in Knoxville, TN. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Carlson include oral surgery, salivary gland surgery, and jaw problems. Dr. Carlson accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: AAOMS Presidential Achievement Award; The William F. Harrigan Award; and Spirit of the Graduate School of Medicine Award - University of Tennessee Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with the University Physicians' Association and the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)

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

Dr. Gary Klipple practices adult rheumatology in Knoxville, TN. Before performing his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, Dr. Klipple attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. In his practice, Dr. Klipple focuses on osteoporosis and rheumatic diseases. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Klipple honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with the University Physicians' Association and 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 an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Park has a special interest in osteoporosis and rheumatic diseases. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Evanston Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She is affiliated with the University Physicians' Association and the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases

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

Dr. Chad Ferguson practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Powell, TN and Knoxville, TN. His areas of expertise consist of foot problems, musculoskeletal problems, and ankle problems. He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center, Physicians Regional Medical Center (Naples, FL), and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy. Dr. Ferguson graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1422 Old Weisgarber Road
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. John Crawford practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Crawford attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Ms. Kailyn Sorensen's specialty is physical therapy. Ms. Sorensen is especially interested in musculoskeletal problems and physical therapy treatment. She is professionally affiliated with the University Physicians' Association. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.
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