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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, minor surgery, and polymyositis. Dr. Syed is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Syed honors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Syed has an open panel.

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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 Alfred 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 patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Winston's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Winston graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Winston welcomes 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 practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include facial problems, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stroke. Dr. Athari 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. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Iran University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Athari (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. His practice is open to 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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Najam attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Najam include knee problems, lupus, and carpal tunnel syndrome. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Najam has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is 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 sees patients in Baytown, TX. His medical specialties are family medicine and emergency medicine. Dr. Ahmed's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), depression, and heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from King Edward Medical University. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Lakshmi Swarna Puppala, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4301, Garth Road; Suite 400
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Lakshmi Puppala is a family medicine practitioner and general OB/GYN in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. These areas are among Dr. Puppala's clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and sleep disorders. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Guntur Medical College. She is 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. George Storm Walmsley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8608 N. Highway; 146 Suite 600
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. G. Walmsley's specialty is family medicine. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, depression, and anemia. Patient ratings for Dr. Walmsley average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Walmsley accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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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, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4301 Garth Road; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sara Ehdaie's specialties are family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. She practices in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. She is especially interested in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and arthritis. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ehdaie attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and CorVel, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ehdaie's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Asthma, Hay Fever

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

Dr. Mark Franklin is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Franklin is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Franklin is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Franklin honors. He has an open panel. Dr. Franklin graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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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 Adult Endocrinology
4201 Garth Road, Suite 313; Independence Plaza 1
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Manisha Chandalia is an endocrinologist in Baytown, TX and Galveston, TX. Dr. Chandalia's areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), thyroid problems, and kidney stones. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Chandalia graduated from Topiwala National Medical College.

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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 medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Chittimireddy's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and depression. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. After completing medical school at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chittimireddy's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Edna Reyes-Guerrero is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Pasadena, TX, Baytown, TX, and Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include warts, minor surgery, and moles. Dr. Reyes-Guerrero is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Her training includes a residency program at West Houston Medical Center. Dr. Reyes-Guerrero takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and CorVel. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Smita Massey is a Baytown, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Massey is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Patient ratings for Dr. Massey average 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. Dr. Massey's practice 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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