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We found 18 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Silver Choice HSA 3000 - 4 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 specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. She works in Round Rock, TX. Dr. Fullerton graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for her residency. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received the distinction of Board Member, Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Fullerton is 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 Drive; Office
Georgetown, TX
 

Dr. Michael Hilts' areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Hilts a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Moses Cone Health System for residency. 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. Amber Doherty Whittenburg, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Amber Whittenburg specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Round Rock, TX and Taylor, TX. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. She has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Whittenburg accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain

All Interests: Joint Pain, Epidural Steroid Injection, Pain Management, Joint Injections

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

Dr. Hasan Chowdhury's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Taylor, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Cedar Park, TX. He is conversant in Bengali. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chowdhury include pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. 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. Dr. Chowdhury is an in-network provider for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Round Rock, TX. Dr. Fernandez has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Scott and White Healthcare. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Fernandez is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fernandez is professionally 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. Matthew David Stephen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Stephen specializes in pediatric endocrinology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. 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. He 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's specialties are pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. Dr. McDonough's average rating from her patients is 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 accepts. She attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Distinctions awarded to Dr. McDonough include: Texas Rising Stars; Distinguished Fellow Award, American College of Rheumatology; and Gene Ball, M.D. Award - Lowe Conference. She 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. Laura Lee Williams Musselwhite, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Laura Williams' specialty is adult endocrinology. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and 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. Dr. Williams accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Barrera graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for his residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Barrera speaks Spanish. He 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Rowlett, TX, Cedar Park, TX, and Georgetown, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. After attending 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. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carstens takes 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' specialties are neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Vertrees takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Vertrees 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)

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

Dr. John Carlson's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). 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. Carlson attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He has received the distinction of Fellow, Sealy Center on Aging. Dr. Carlson is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis

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

Dr. Kristy Heatly works as a family practice physician in Tomball, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. Before performing her residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Heatly attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Heatly include diabetes, pap test, and minor surgery. 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. Heatly accepts. Dr. Heatly is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Yi-Chun Chou practices adult rheumatology. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 Mandarin and Taiwanese. She is 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 sees patients in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. His medical specialty is head & neck plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Combs's clinical interests: bone reconstruction and soft tissue reconstruction. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and then he performed his residency 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)

Dr. Michael Jung Joon Kim, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
300 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Michael Kim is a diagnostic radiologist in Round Rock, TX. Dr. Kim graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. His residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. He is in-network for United Healthcare EPO, Valley Health Plan, United Healthcare Bronze, and more. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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.