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We found 78 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna Gold near Houston, TX.

Dr. William Hicks Iii Hadnott III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1430
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Hadnott's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Hadnott include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hadnott honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Hadnott is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), bone spurs

All Interests: Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Strake Parsley, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Parsley's specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Bellaire, TX. Dr. Parsley has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Parsley include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Parsley studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Parsley speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Arthritis Surgery, Hip Problems

Dr. Henry Jacob Blum, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Henry Blum works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Blum include knee problems, sports health, and spinal fusion. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Blum's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Blum welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Rosalyn Nguyen is a rehabilitation physician and sports medicine specialist in Houston, TX. She speaks Vietnamese. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Nguyen completed her residency training at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Nguyen 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nguyen's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Wade McAlister's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. McAlister include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Albany Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), bone spurs

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hussein Elkousy is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Elkousy include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Elkousy accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Ioannis Skaribas works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Skaribas include back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neck pain. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School, Dr. Skaribas performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Skaribas is accepting 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 Ameen Mansour III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alfred Mansour sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his residency, Dr. Mansour trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Mansour accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, 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 Physiatry
6400 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Isabel Chan's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She has indicated that her clinical interests include trigger point injections, osteoarthritis, and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Chan is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Chan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Electrodiagnostic Testing, Electromyography, Fractures, Trigger Point Injections, Neuropathic Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gregory Burton's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Burton's clinical interests include stroke, arthritis, and sports health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Burton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Mark Adickes' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Adickes's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Adickes has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Shahnaz Karim is a rehabilitation physician. She studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Karim include amputees, spasticity, and polymyositis. Dr. Karim accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She 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. Vladimir Redko, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2020
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vladimir Redko is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, spasticity, and neck pain. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Redko is a graduate of Moscow Medical Stomatological Institute. The average patient rating for Dr. Redko is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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 Dr. Redko's office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among his clinical interests: thoracic outlet syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and spasticity. Dr. Paily attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Paily accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as 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. Andrea Anita Hayes-Jordan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Oncology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Andrea Hayes-Jordan is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and oncology (cancer care). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hayes-Jordan takes. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Hayes-Jordan attended Dartmouth Medical School. 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. Her hospital/clinic 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, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

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

Dr. Cecil Marvin Christensen, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1200 Binz, Suite 1430; Plaza Medical Center
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Cecil Christensen's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Christensen speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, hip replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Christensen is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Christensen completed a residency program at Memorial Hermann. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Christensen welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Joint Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (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.