We found 12 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept HealthSmart PPO near Bedford, TX.

Dr. Howard Walker Harris, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2425 Hwy 121
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Howard Harris' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Fort Worth, TX, Bedford, TX, and Grapevine, TX. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Harris is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Harris attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Harris speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Scott Andrew Wenger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8801 N. Tarrant Parkway
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Scott Wenger is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include total shoulder replacement, knee arthritis, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wenger attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wenger's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee), muscle pain, musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Monica Lynn Omey, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
 

Dr. Monica Omey practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Fort Worth, TX. Her areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Omey is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. Before completing her residency at JPS Health Network, Dr. Omey attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Omey speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Michael Ly Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2425 Highway 121
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Michael Nguyen works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include hip arthroscopy, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Nguyen's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nguyen trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Hip Arthroscopy, Knee Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jesse Ellis Smith, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
75 Main Street; Suite 150
Colleyville, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Smith is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Smith trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top 10 MD; Fort Worth Top Doc; and American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , nasal fractures, soft tissue sarcoma, bone cancer, bone problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Enlarged Turbinates, Dizziness, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Thyroid Fine Needle ... (Read more)

Dr. Oscar David Taunton Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2425 Highway 121
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. O. Taunton is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and pain. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Taunton honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Taunton attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Taunton's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Revision Arthroplasty, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Fractures, Knee Revision, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nathan Edward Ii Williams II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2419 Hwy 121
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Nathan Williams sees patients in Grapevine, TX, Keller, TX, and Bedford, TX. His medical specialties are orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include hip replacement, knee problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Williams accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Revision Arthroplasty, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Fractures, Knee Revision, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Vikas Aurora, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1609 Hospital Parkway; Suite 300
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Vikas Aurora, who practices in Grapevine, TX and Bedford, TX, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Aurora completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aurora include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Aurora's professional affiliations include North Hills Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Abdominal Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Russel Maust, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
9003 Airport Freeway; Suite 300
North Richland Hills, TX
 

Dr. Joel Maust practices family medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes screening. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maust takes. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Maust completed a residency program at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. Dr. Maust's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, bone problems, joint problems, gout

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Wheezing, Diabetes Screening, Diabetes Management, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yadranko N Ducic, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
75 Main Street; Suite 150
Colleyville, TX
 

Dr. Yadranko Ducic's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Fort Worth, TX and Colleyville, TX. Dr. Ducic (or staff) is conversant in Serbo-Croatian and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and pharynx cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. He graduated from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center and The Ottawa Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ducic accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Endoscopic Surgery, Nasal Endoscopy, Nose Reconstruction, Thyroid Fine Needle ... (Read more)

Dr. David Raymond Martin, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2425 Highway 121; Suite 201
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. David Martin's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His clinical interests include kidney stones, metabolic bone diseases, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dr. Martin's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Martin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Martin is conversant in Navajo.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicholas Dominic Iagulli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
809 West Harwood Road; Suite 101
Hurst, TX
 

Dr. Nicholas Iagulli is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon in Keller, TX and Hurst, TX. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include knee problems, hand problems, and foot fracture. Dr. Iagulli is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for his residency. Dr. Iagulli's professional affiliations include North Hills Hospital and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones), foot fracture

All Interests: Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Hand Problems, Foot Fracture

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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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