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We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near Cypress, TX.

Dr. Lisa Lai Jen Chan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12609 Louetta Road
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Chan's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), ulcers, and osteomyelitis. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Chan attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Chan is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis

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Dr. Ashish Kapoor, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 465
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Ashish Kapoor's specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kapoor's clinical interests include prostate problems, sinusitis (sinus infection), and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kapoor's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College and All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Kapoor (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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Dr. Thuan Khac Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12609 Louetta Road
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Thuan Nguyen specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include diabetes, warts, and moles. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Bursitis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Lupus, Asthma, Vasculitis, Moles

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
9539 Huffmeister
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Veena Watwe specializes in adult endocrinology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests encompass diabetes, thyroid problems, and bone problems. Dr. Watwe is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of B.J. Medical College, Pune. Dr. Watwe (or staff) is conversant in Marathi, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Bone Problems, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems

David Neil Gunther
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
10720 Barker Cypress
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. David Gunther specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His clinical interests include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and ulcers. Dr. Gunther has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gunther accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Gunther speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Warts, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Morton's Neuroma, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Osteomyelitis, ... (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.