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We found 18 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 with IVF near Georgetown, TX.

Dr. Heather Denkhaus Fullerton, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
302 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Heather Fullerton is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school, Dr. Fullerton completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She has received professional recognition including the following: Board Member, Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, osteoporosis

All Interests: Sports Health, Electromyography, Osteoporosis, Ultrasound, Joint Pain, Nerve Conduction Studies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael John Hilts, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1507 Rivery Boulevard
Georgetown, TX
 

Dr. Michael Hilts is a family practice physician and sports medicine specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Hilts is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hilts is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine and a graduate of Moses Cone Health System's residency program. Dr. Hilts is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Hypertension, Fractures, Sports Physicals, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amber Doherty Whittenburg, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Amber Whittenburg is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Whittenburg's clinical interests include pain management. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She takes United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Whittenburg obtained her medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed her residency at Scott and White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain

All Interests: Joint Pain, Epidural Steroid Injection, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Pain Management, Joint Injections

Dr. Hasan Chowdhury, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
425 University Boulevard; Suite #400
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Hasan Chowdhury is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Taylor, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Cedar Park, TX. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. Dr. Chowdhury takes United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, United Healthcare Silver, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Bengali. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Facet Injection, Headache, Neck Problems, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Sciatica, Peripheral Neuropathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Isaac Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
300 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Fernandez's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Patient ratings for Dr. Fernandez average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fernandez honors. His distinctions include: Nominee, 2010, Distinguished Surgeon Austin Area Association of periOperative Registered Nurses-AORN; People Living through Cancer, Inc., "People's Caring Award," Nominated two years in a row, 2005-2006; and T.F. Bunkley Resident Research, Best Presentation Award. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Fernandez is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Pelvic Prolapse, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allyson Kristen McDonough, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology, Adult Rheumatology
302 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Allyson McDonough specializes in pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology and practices in Cedar Park, TX and Round Rock, TX. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McDonough honors. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Texas Rising Stars; Distinguished Fellow Award, American College of Rheumatology; and Gene Ball, M.D. Award - Lowe Conference. Dr. McDonough is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Dermatomyositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew David Stephen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Stephen practices pediatric endocrinology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Stephen studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Stephen 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. Laura Lee Williams Musselwhite, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Laura Williams is an endocrinologist in Round Rock, TX and Cedar Park, TX. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Williams attended Duke University School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Osteoporosis, Hypogonadism, Hyperparathyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tres Aaron Barrera, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Tres Barrera is an adult endocrinologist in Taylor, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Houston, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Barrera graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Barrera trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Osteoporosis, Hypogonadism, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes

Dr. Neil Thomas Carstens, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
302 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. N. Carstens is an orthopedist in Rowlett, TX, Cedar Park, TX, and Georgetown, TX. Dr. Carstens is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Methodist Healthcare, Memphis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carstens is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Pelvic Problems, Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. John Emil Carlson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
4945 Williams Drive
Georgetown, TX
 

Dr. John Carlson sees patients in Georgetown, TX. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Carlson performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, Sealy Center on Aging.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis

Dr. Stephanie Michael Vertrees, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
425 University Boulevard; Suite 200
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Stephanie Vertrees is a neurologist and neuromuscular medicine specialist in Round Rock, TX and Austin, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Vertrees accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , trigger points

All Interests: Cluster Headache, Botox Injection, Tension Headache, Chronic Migraine, Nerve Block, Trigger Points, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1900 Scenic Drive; Suite 1128
Georgetown, TX
 

Dr. Kristy Heatly works as a family medicine practitioner. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, pap test, and minor surgery. Dr. Heatly accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Scott and White Healthcare's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Heatly's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Pap Test, Preventive Care, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, Arthritis, General ... (Read more)

Kory Don Williams
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
302 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Kory Williams is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Williams 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. Williams honors.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Hammer Toe, Strains, Ankle Problems, Sprains, Bunions

Dr. Yi-Chun Michelle Chou, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Yi-Chun Chou works as an adult rheumatologist in Round Rock, TX and Cedar Park, TX. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Chou obtained her medical school training at Morehouse School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Chou speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Aspiration, Vasculitis

Dr. Patrick Duffy Combs, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
301 Seton Parkway; Suite 402
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Combs works as a head and neck plastic surgeon in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Combs attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria for medical school. His clinical interests encompass bone reconstruction and soft tissue reconstruction. Dr. Combs takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Combs is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Soft Tissue Reconstruction, Fractures, Jaw Surgery, Facial Problems, Craniofacial Surgery, Plastic ... (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.