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We found 10 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna Silver 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 specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Gallagher is conversant in Medical Spanish. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoarthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Westlake Hospital, Seton Medical Center, and Seton Healthcare Family. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gallagher honors. 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 surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Tran's areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive procedures, surgical procedures, and lower back problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Tran is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Tran has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , compression fractures

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

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

Dr. David Dodgin is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Dodgin takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Dodgin is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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 works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Heinrich attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

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 orthopedic surgeon. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kahn has a special interest in musculoskeletal problems. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kahn is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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 areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Austin, TX, Cedar Park, TX, and Dallas, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gottschalk include musculoskeletal problems. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Gottschalk is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally 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 is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and spine surgeon in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Cedar Park, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Shapiro average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shapiro is especially interested in musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Shapiro is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), arthritis, and trauma. Dr. Koenig is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Koenig trained at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for his residency.

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

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

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

Dr. John Williams, who practices in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Cedar Park, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Williams is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. 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. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

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

Dr. Ryan Murdock is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Murdock attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is 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.