We found 18 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Silver Choice HSA 3000 - 4 with IVF near Georgetown, TX.

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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. She is especially interested in pain management. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver. Dr. Whittenburg attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Scott and White Healthcare. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain

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

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

Dr. Heather Fullerton, who practices in Round Rock, TX, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Dr. Fullerton is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She 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. Dr. Fullerton has received the following distinction: Board Member, Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine.

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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 specializes in family medicine and sports medicine and practices in Georgetown, TX and Lago Vista, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hilts completed a residency program at Moses Cone Health System. On average, patients gave Dr. Hilts a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hilts is 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. Hasan Chowdhury, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
425 University Boulevard; Suite #400
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Hasan Chowdhury sees patients in Taylor, TX and Round Rock, TX. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chowdhury include pain management. He honors United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, United Healthcare Silver, and more. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is conversant in Bengali. Dr. Chowdhury 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 area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Fernandez speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Before performing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Fernandez attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. Fernandez's 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.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Matthew Stephen specializes in pediatric endocrinology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. Stephen attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Stephen's distinctions 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. Dr. Stephen is 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. Allyson Kristen McDonough, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology, Adult Rheumatology
302 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Allyson McDonough practices pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. McDonough graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. McDonough has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars; Distinguished Fellow Award, American College of Rheumatology; and Gene Ball, M.D. Award - Lowe Conference. Her professional affiliations include 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. Laura Lee Williams Musselwhite, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Laura Williams' area of specialization is adult endocrinology. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Williams 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's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Barrera accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Barrera is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Rowlett, TX, Cedar Park, TX, and Georgetown, TX. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Dr. Carstens completed his residency training at Methodist Healthcare, Memphis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Carstens's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Stephanie Vertrees practices neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Vertrees trained at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Vertrees has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. John Carlson's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for his residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carlson takes. Dr. Carlson has received the distinction of Fellow, Sealy Center on Aging. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis

Dr. Kristy Deann Heatly, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
1900 Scenic Drive; Suite 1128
Georgetown, TX
 

Dr. Kristy Heatly specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Heatly include diabetes, pap test, and minor surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Scott and White Healthcare. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Heatly is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Yi-Chun Chou practices adult rheumatology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She 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 the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Chou is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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' area of specialization is head & neck plastic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Combs include facial reconstruction, bone reconstruction, and soft tissue reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Combs is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Combs's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
300 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Michael Kim is a medical specialist in diagnostic radiology. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare EPO, Valley Health Plan, and United Healthcare Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain

All Interests: MRI, Musculoskeletal Pain, Ultrasound, CT Scan, Injections, Myelogram, Back Pain

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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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