We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna POS near Allen, TX.

Dr. Lav Steve Anupam Kapadia Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6717 West Eldorado Parkway; Suite 140
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Lav Kapadia, who practices in Frisco, TX, Irving, TX, and McKinney, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Kapadia average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kapadia include polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Kapadia completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kapadia's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Mawusi Jones-Quaidoo, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1101 Raintree Circle; Suite 240
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Sean Jones-Quaidoo specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Dallas, TX and Allen, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: back injuries, spinal pain, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, spinal fracture

All Interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, Lumbar Spine Problems, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sashidhar Narapa Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1105 Central Expressway North; Suite 320
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Sashidhar Reddy's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include platelet disorders, bladder cancer, and bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Oncology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma, bone cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), bone problems

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Raymond Martin, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
601 Westpark Way; Suite B
Euless, TX
 

Dr. David Martin's specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Martin include kidney stones, metabolic bone disease, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Martin attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He speaks Navajo. Dr. Martin is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Shane Mohammad Pahlavan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1111 Raintree Circle; Suite 280
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Shane Pahlavan works as an otolaryngologist. His areas of expertise include deviated septum, hearing evaluation, and ear infection. Dr. Pahlavan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Pahlavan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , nasal fractures

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Hearing Evaluation, Nasal Fractures, Nasal Endoscopy, Nose Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

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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.