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We found 8 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare Bronze EPO near College Station, TX.

Dr. Nicholas Paul McKernan, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
800 Scott and White Drive
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Nick McKernan works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. In Dr. McKernan's practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. He accepts United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, United Healthcare Silver, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Outstanding Resident Research Day Presentation. Dr. McKernan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain

All Interests: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Joint Pain, Cancer Pain, Radiofrequency ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew David Stephen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1700 University Drive East
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Stephen is a pediatric endocrinologist in Temple, TX, College Station, TX, and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Stephen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Carey M. Pearcy Chief Resident in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital at Scott & White and Pediatric Research Scholar Award, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Diabetes, Adrenal Disorders

Dr. Marcin Czerwinski, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
700 Scott and White Drive
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Marcin Czerwinski's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Czerwinski attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Czerwinski include: Surgeon Scientist Research Award and Best Maxillofacial Research Award, Senior Residents Conference. Dr. Czerwinski (or staff) is conversant in French and Polish. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Craniofacial Surgery, Bone Problems, Cleft Lip and Palate, Skull Base Tumors

Dr. William Patton Bryant, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1700 University Drive East
College Station, TX
 

Dr. William Bryant, who practices in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Bryant accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Bryant attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bryant include: Robert M. O'Neal Award; Nominee, Maxwell Johnson Memorial Award; and Magna Cum Laude. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes

Dr. Kelly Holley Grillo, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine
1600 University
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Grillo works as a hospitalist. Dr. Grillo speaks Medical Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Nutrition Issues, Musculoskeletal Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Justin Boone Barrow, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other
1600 University Drive E
College Station, TX
 

Dr. J. Barrow's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Barrow graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Barrow is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Pain, Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Physicals, Soft Tissue Problems, Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. Vasile Mihai Bota, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
800 Scott and White Drive
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Vasile Bota works as an endocrinologist in College Station, TX. Dr. Bota is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bota takes. Dr. Bota completed Dr. Bota's residency training at Roger Williams Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Bota speaks Romanian.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Hyperthyroidism, Parathyroid ... (Read more)

Corey W Pollard
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
800 Scott and White Drive
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Corey Pollard is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Ennis, TX and College Station, TX. Dr. Pollard takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , tendonitis

All Interests: Warts, Tendonitis, Tendon Repair, Ingrown Toenails, Surgical Repair, Hammer Toe Surgery, Diabetic ... (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.