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

Dr. Ghyasuddin Syed, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
2802 Garth Road; Suite 109
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Ghyasuddin Syed's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Syed's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, minor surgery, and polymyositis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Syed honors. Dr. Syed graduated from Dow Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Winston include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Winston's office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Sabeen Najam, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Sabeen Najam's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Najam include knee problems, lupus, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Najam is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Najam obtained her medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Najam has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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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)

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

Dr. Mohammad Athari works as a neurologist in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stroke. Patient ratings for Dr. Athari average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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 languages: Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. Dr. Athari 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)

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed, MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
2802 Garth Road; Suite 211
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Ahmed practices family medicine and emergency medicine in Baytown, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahmed include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), depression, and heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ahmed 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. Dr. Ahmed is open to new patients. He is a graduate of King Edward Medical University.

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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 specializes in family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and sleep disorders. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Puppala studied medicine at Guntur Medical College. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Puppala takes 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: , musculoskeletal pain

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

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

Dr. Sara Ehdaie is a family practice physician and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise consist of hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ehdaie accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and CorVel, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ehdaie is accepting new patients. She graduated from 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. Mark Edens Franklin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4201 Garth Road, Suite 107; Plaza 1
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mark Franklin sees patients in Baytown, TX. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Franklin average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Franklin 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. Manisha Chandalia, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4201 Garth Road, Suite 313; Independence Plaza 1
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Manisha Chandalia's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chandalia include erectile dysfunction (impotence), thyroid problems, and kidney stones. Dr. Chandalia is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of 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. George Storm Walmsley, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8608 N. Highway; 146 Suite 600
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. G. Walmsley specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, depression, and anemia. On average, patients gave Dr. Walmsley a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Walmsley is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Edna I Reyes-Guerrero
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Edna Reyes-Guerrero's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. She completed her residency training at West Houston Medical Center. Dr. Reyes-Guerrero's areas of expertise include the following: warts, minor surgery, and moles. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and CorVel. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to 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. Sasikala Chittimireddy, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Sasikala Chittimireddy is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Chittimireddy's areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and depression. She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Chittimireddy is a graduate of Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad. Her residency was performed 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)

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

Dr. Smita Massey's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), anemia, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Massey's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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.