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We found 10 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna EPO near Austin, TX.

Dr. Sean Michael Gallagher, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
3901 Medical Parkway; Suite 301
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Sean Gallagher practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine in Austin, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Gallagher average 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoarthritis. Dr. Gallagher accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Gallagher attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Gallagher speaks Medical Spanish. He is affiliated with Westlake Hospital, Seton Medical Center, and Seton Healthcare Family. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Meniscus Replacement, Replacement Arthroplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Viet N Tran, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4029 Capital of Texas Highway S; Suite 111
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Viet Tran is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Tran include minimally invasive procedures, surgical procedures, and lower back problems. Dr. Tran is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Tran attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is conversant in Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , compression fractures

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Compression Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony "tony" Kahn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Kahn is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Austin, TX, Cedar Park, TX, and Round Rock, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Kahn is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Kahn has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. David Alan Dodgin, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4611 Guadalupe Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. David Dodgin's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Dodgin's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dodgin include musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Dodgin is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Hilton Phillip Gottschalk, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Hilton Gottschalk's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Gottschalk attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gottschalk has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Eric Matthew Heinrich, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4611 Guadalupe Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Eric Heinrich's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Heinrich average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal problems. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Heinrich completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Heinrich is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Jay Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jay Shapiro's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He practices in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Cedar Park, TX. Before completing his residency at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dr. Shapiro attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Shapiro has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Shapiro has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. John J Williams, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. John Williams is a pediatric orthopedist and spine surgeon in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Cedar Park, TX. Dr. Williams's clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal problems. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Williams has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Karl Marc Koenig, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1313 Red River Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Karl Koenig's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), arthritis, and trauma. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Koenig studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Koenig is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Dr. Ryan Christopher Murdock, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Murdock specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Murdock include musculoskeletal problems. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Murdock studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Murdock is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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.