We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Bronze 103 - One $0 PCP Visit near Katy, TX.

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Dr. Dipan Das, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
23960 Katy Freeway; Suite 380
Katy, TX

Dr. Dipan Das specializes in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery and practices in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. He has a special interest in tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), arthritis surgery, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Das accepts. Dr. Das graduated from Kasturba Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Das is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Tummy Tuck, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Vidhya Subramanian, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1450 W Grand Parkway S; Suite G-190
Katy, TX

Dr. Vidhya Subramanian is an adult endocrinologist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Subramanian include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Mumbai and then went on to complete her residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Subramanian is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Pituitary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology
24608 Kingsland Boulevard
Katy, TX

Dr. Sebastian Villarreal works as an anesthesiologist in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Bellaire, TX. His areas of expertise include back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neck pain. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Villarreal is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Villarreal trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Back Pain, Headache, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
21715 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite 102
Katy, TX

Dr. Sunita Gupta is a specialist in adult infectious disease. She works in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Katy, TX. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Gupta attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. Her areas of expertise consist of sexually transmitted diseases (STds), osteomyelitis, and lyme disease. Dr. Gupta honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis, bone infection

All Interests: Osteomyelitis, Mouth Problems, Lyme Disease, Eye Problems, Bone Infection, HIV/AIDS, Sexually ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
21312 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX

Dr. Javier Berrios is a specialist in adult rheumatology. He works in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include rheumatoid arthritis. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berrios honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berrios graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases

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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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