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We found 212 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare near Houston, TX.

Dr. Steven Edward Flores, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Steven Flores' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Flores at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flores is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, osteoporosis, musculoskeletal problems, hand fracture, bone spurs

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Bernard Rosenfeld, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3023 Kirby Drive; Suite 201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Scott Rosenfeld practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Rosenfeld's areas of clinical interest consist of scoliosis, general orthopedics, and sports injuries. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Rosenfeld is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Hip Problems, Scoliosis, Fractures, Spine Problems, Sports Injuries, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina Celeste Walker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
560 Meyerland Plaza Mall
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christina Walker sees patients in Houston, TX and Kingwood, TX. Her medical specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. She is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Kingwood Clinic. Dr. Walker honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries, Concussion, Fractures

Dr. Charles George Kevorkian, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Kevorkian's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among his clinical interests: spasticity, stroke, and guillain-barre syndrome. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kevorkian honors. Dr. Kevorkian's education and training includes medical school at the University of New South Wales and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Prince of Wales Hospital and Mayo Clinic. Dr. Kevorkian has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin Grabois, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Martin Grabois, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Grabois's clinical interests include back pain, neck pain, and bursitis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Grabois has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis

All Interests: Neck Pain, Bursitis, Stroke, Acute Pain, Stroke Rehabilitation, Osteotomy, Back Pain, Pain, Chronic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rosalyn Nguyen's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Dr. Nguyen is conversant in Vietnamese. Before performing her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. Nguyen attended Stanford University School of Medicine. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. She has an open panel.

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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. Alan Jeffrey Rechter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1315 St Joseph Parkway; Suite 800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Rechter is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Katy, TX. Dr. Rechter is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Rechter is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Menopause, Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Replacement Arthroplasty, Hand Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Bernardo Velez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
2727 W Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Velez is a family medicine practitioner and sports medicine specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy Clinic, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Cypress Clinic. Dr. Velez studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Velez completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Patrick Callahan McCulloch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6445 Main Street, Outpatient Center; Suite 2500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Patrick McCulloch is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McCulloch include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. McCulloch takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Dr. McCulloch has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. McCulloch is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

Dr. Susan Janette Garrison, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Susan Garrison's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Garrison's clinical interests include back pain, knee problems, and amputees. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Garrison welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain, arthritis

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Knee Problems, Neuropathy, Arthritis, Stroke, Stroke ... (Read more)

Dr. Taylor Dewitt Brown, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Taylor Brown is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Brown's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and upper extremity surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Brown has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Marc Robert Labbe, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marc Labbe's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Labbe attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Labbe include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal pain. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Labbe is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Labbe is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, bursitis

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ioannis Skaribas practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neck pain. Dr. Skaribas accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Skaribas completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Skaribas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He 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 A Mansour III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alfred Mansour works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Houston, TX. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Mansour attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Mansour is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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

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

Dr. Winfield M Campbell Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Winfield Campbell's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Campbell is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, musculoskeletal pain, and upper extremity surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Campbell attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Campbell has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Frederick Brown, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2424 Holcombe; #205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Brown practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brown include musculoskeletal pain, pain management, and arthritis. Dr. Brown is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, arthritis

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Pain Management

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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.