We found 13 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Baytown, TX.

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
2802 Garth Road; Suite 109
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Ghyasuddin Syed is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. On average, patients gave Dr. Syed a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, minor surgery, and polymyositis. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Syed is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Scoliosis, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. Leland A Winston, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4000 Garth Road, Suite 200; Bank of America Building
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Leland Winston is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Winston's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Winston is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Winston is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammad Athari, MD
Specializes in Neurology
4201 Garth Road; Suite #210
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Athari is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Iran University of Medical Sciences. His training includes residency programs at Kings County Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Athari include facial problems, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stroke. Patient ratings for Dr. Athari average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Athari accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Athari (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. Dr. Athari is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Facial Problems, Aneurysm, Electroencephalography, Attention ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Sabeen Najam works as an adult rheumatologist in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. She is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Najam trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, lupus, and carpal tunnel syndrome. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 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. Najam honors. Dr. Najam has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Najam welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, bone spurs

All Interests: Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
2802 Garth Road; Suite 211
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed is a family medicine physician and emergency medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), depression, and heart problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed takes. Dr. Ahmed attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sleep Disorders, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Lakshmi Swarna Puppala, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Lakshmi Puppala works as a family medicine practitioner. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Puppala's areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and sleep disorders. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Guntur Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Puppala's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Musculoskeletal Pain, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Skin Biopsy, Spirometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark E Franklin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4201 Garth Road, Suite 107; Plaza 1
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mark Franklin is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Franklin's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Franklin attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Franklin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis ... (Read more)

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Edna Reyes-Guerrero practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Reyes-Guerrero's clinical interests include warts, minor surgery, and moles. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Her training includes a residency program at West Houston Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and CorVel, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis, bone infection, fractures (broken bones), bone spurs

All Interests: Warts, Bone Spurs, Morton's Neuroma, Fractures, Minor Surgery, Osteomyelitis, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Storm Walmsley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8608 N. Highway; 146 Suite 600
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. G. Walmsley practices family medicine in Baytown, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, depression, and anemia. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walmsley honors. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Walmsley is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sara Meena Ehdaie, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
4301 Garth Road; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sara Ehdaie works as a family practitioner. Dr. Ehdaie's areas of clinical interest consist of hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and arthritis. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and CorVel, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Asthma, Hay Fever

Dr. Manisha Chandalia, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4201 Garth Road, Suite 313; Independence Plaza 1
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Manisha Chandalia is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She works in Baytown, TX. Dr. Chandalia studied medicine at Topiwala National Medical College. Her clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), thyroid problems, and kidney stones. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Chandalia welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sasikala Chittimireddy, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Sasikala Chittimireddy's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, pap test, and depression. The average patient rating for Dr. Chittimireddy is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University, Dr. Chittimireddy attended Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad for medical school. Dr. Chittimireddy is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Headache, Pap Test, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Smita Massey, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Smita Massey practices general internal medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Massey is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Massey honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Nutrition Issues, ... (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.
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