We found 61 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna Gold near Houston, TX.

Dr. Rosalyn T Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
7200 Cambridge Street; 10th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rosalyn Nguyen is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. She obtained her medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen's distinctions include: Chief Resident, Harvard Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Leadership Award; and Walter R. Frontera, M.D., Ph.D. Outstanding Research Award. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, osteoarthritis, joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Bursitis, Ultrasound, Elbow Problems, Overuse Injuries, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Ioannis Mihail Skaribas, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ioannis Skaribas is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. He attended Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neck pain. Patient ratings for Dr. Skaribas average 4.5 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. Skaribas accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Skaribas's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Back Pain, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. Alfred A Mansour III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alfred Mansour practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Houston, TX. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Mansour completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, growth plate fracture

All Interests: Pain, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Hip Dysplasia, Wrist Problems, Partial Hip Replacement, Total ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Adickes practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Adickes is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Adickes takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Adickes attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Adickes is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis

Dr. Gregory Keith Burton, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Other
1200 Binz; Suite 1390
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Burton works as a physiatrist in Bellaire, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burton include stroke, arthritis, and sports health. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He 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. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Burton is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Arthritis, Stroke, Electromyography, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. Shahnaz Amin Karim, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shahnaz Karim is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Clinical interests for Dr. Karim include amputees, spasticity, and polymyositis. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Karim attended medical school at Sindh Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vladimir Redko, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2020
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vladimir Redko's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include back pain, spasticity, and neck pain. Dr. Redko is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Moscow Medical Stomatological Institute. Dr. Redko is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Neck Pain, Arthritis, Movement Disorders, Back Pain, Pain, Headache, Botulinum Toxin Injection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Paily, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1200 Binz Street; Suite 800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Paul Paily is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paily include thoracic outlet syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and spasticity. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Paily graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, muscle pain, osteoporosis, bursitis, osteoarthritis, joint problems, gout

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Bursitis, Nerve Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Joint Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea Anita Hayes-Jordan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Oncology, General Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Andrea Hayes-Jordan is a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and oncologist. She has a special interest in cancer surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. Hayes-Jordan takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hayes-Jordan include: Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Dean's Teaching Excellence Award, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. William Christopher McGarvey, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William McGarvey works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. In Dr. McGarvey's practice, he is particularly interested in foot problems and ankle problems. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Union Memorial Hospital, Dr. McGarvey attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Samuel Ahuero, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jason Ahuero is a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Houston, TX and Grapevine, TX. His clinical interests include total ankle replacement. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Ahuero performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility, and Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Foot Problems, Total Ankle Replacement, Trauma

Dr. Matthew Eric Koepplinger, DO
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Koepplinger is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Koepplinger takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, hand fracture, bone spurs

All Interests: Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Wrist Surgery, Tendon Repair, Elbow Surgery, Vertebroplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Stuart Achor, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
6400 Fannin; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Achor specializes in orthopedic trauma. Clinical interests for Dr. Achor include musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Achor attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Westchester Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Achor is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Trauma

Dr. Yomna Tarek Monla, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yomna Monla's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Monla include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at American University of Beirut Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Monla has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Parathyroid Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Layne Gary, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Gary, who practices in Houston, TX and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma. Dr. Gary takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Gary obtained Dr. Gary's medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed Dr. Gary's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Gary has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Gary is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Hip Injury, Surgical Procedures, Foot Problems, Trauma

Dr. John Wesley Munz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
6431 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Munz is an orthopedic traumatologist in Houston, TX. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Munz attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. Dr. Munz has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones), ankle fracture

All Interests: Heel Surgery, Ankle Fracture, Fractures, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Shoulder Injury, Hip Injury, ... (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.