We found 68 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna Gold near Houston, TX.

Dr. Walter Richard Lowe, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1620
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Walter Lowe's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lowe is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Lowe attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), PCL injury, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, PCL Injury, Sports Health, Transplant Procedures, Biceps Tenodesis, Elbow Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7401 S. Main
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hussein Elkousy practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems and shoulder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Elkousy is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Elkousy honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (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 is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. Dr. Mansour honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, growth plate fracture, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Wade Prince McAlister, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
548 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wade McAlister's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. McAlister is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. McAlister attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gregory Burton is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). 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 in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Burton graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Mark Adickes is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Adickes include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is affiliated with Baylor Clinic. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Adickes has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Paul Paily practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Houston, TX. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Clinical interests for Dr. Paily include thoracic outlet syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and spasticity. Dr. Paily has a 4.5 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.

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

Dr. Rosalyn Nguyen, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. She speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Shahnaz Karim's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Her clinical interests include amputees, spasticity, and polymyositis. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Karim is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Andrea Hayes-Jordan's medical specialty is pediatric surgery and general surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: cancer surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and soft tissue sarcoma. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Hayes-Jordan graduated from Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Hayes-Jordan's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA. She has received the following distinctions: Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Dean's Teaching Excellence Award, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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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 is a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. His clinical interests encompass foot problems and ankle problems. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. McGarvey honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. McGarvey studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Union Memorial Hospital. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, arthritis, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Andrew Moon Choo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
6414 Fannin Street; Suite G150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Choo practices orthopedic trauma in Houston, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include shoulder problems and elbow problems. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Choo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Choo completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. In addition to English, Dr. Choo speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, wrist fracture, arthritis, growth plate fracture, fractures (broken bones), bone spurs

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Partial Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Dean W Smith, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6400 Fannin; #2080
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dean Smith is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include hand surgery procedures, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Smith at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Carpal ... (Read more)

Dr. David P Loncarich, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7401 S. Main
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Loncarich is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: foot problems and ankle problems. Dr. Loncarich obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. The average patient rating for Dr. Loncarich is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to 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 M Bloome, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7401 S Main
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Bloome is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bloome include knee problems, foot problems, and ankle problems. Dr. Bloome is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Bloome is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, tendon problems, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Joshua Gary is an orthopedic trauma specialist in Houston, TX. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gary takes. Before completing Dr. Gary's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Gary attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. 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

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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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