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We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Gold 101 near Galveston, TX.

Dr. Rosa Ana Tang, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology, Ophthalmology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Tang works as a neurologist and ophthalmologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Tang is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Cayetano Heredia University and performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tang is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Tang is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Eye Exam, Myasthenia Gravis, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald Wayne Lindsey, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery, Trauma Surgery
301 University Boulevard; 2.316 Rebecca Sealy Hospital
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Ronald Lindsey's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma, spine surgery, and trauma surgery. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Lindsey attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, upper extremity surgery, and spinal fusion. Patient ratings for Dr. Lindsey average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lindsey takes. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lindsey's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Lower Back Pain, Fractures, Knee Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelly Waltner Stephenson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 University Boulevard; Rt 0476
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Stephenson is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Stephenson's areas of expertise include joint problems and hip problems. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Stephenson attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Joint Problems, Hip Problems

Dr. Louis Samuel Stryker, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Louis Stryker's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Stryker average 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in joint problems and hip problems. Dr. Stryker takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Stryker is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Joint Problems, Hip Problems

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
301 Universtiy Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Manisha Chandalia is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. She graduated from Topiwala National Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chandalia include erectile dysfunction (impotence), thyroid problems, and kidney stones. Dr. Chandalia accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Chandalia's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (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.