We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Gold 101 near Galveston, TX.

Dr. Rosa A Tang, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Tang sees patients in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Galveston, TX. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Tang is conversant in Spanish. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). She studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Tang's training includes residency programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tang's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Pituitary Surgery, Myasthenia ... (Read more)

Dr. Nikoletta Leontaritis Carayannopoulos, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 University Boulevard; Route 0164
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Nikoletta Carayannopoulos practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Carayannopoulos has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Carayannopoulos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Carayannopoulos welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Dr. Vinod Kumar Panchbhavi, MS, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 University Boulevard; Department of Ortho Surg & Rehab
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Panchbhavi has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include foot problems and ankle problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Panchbhavi studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Problems, Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. David A Yngve, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 University Boulevard; Department of Ortho Surg & Rehab
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. David Yngve's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Yngve focuses on scoliosis, musculoskeletal problems, and cerebral palsy. Patients gave Dr. Yngve an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Yngve graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Cerebral Palsy, Spine Problems

Dr. Louis Samuel Stryker, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 University Boulevard; Utmb- Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Louis Stryker works as an orthopedist in League City, TX, Galveston, TX, and San Antonio, TX. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at Mayo Clinic. His areas of expertise include joint problems and hip problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Stryker at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stryker is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Hip Problems, Joint Problems

Dr. Kelly W Stephenson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 University Boulevard; Department of Ortho Surg & Rehab
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Stephenson sees patients in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. Her medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her areas of clinical interest consist of joint problems and hip problems. Dr. Stephenson has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Stephenson is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Hip Problems, Joint Problems

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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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