We found 7 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare Compass near Keller, TX.

Dr. Meera Patel, DO
Specializes in Obstetrics
1500 South Main Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Meera Patel is a specialist in obstetrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include pelvic reconstructive surgery, sexual dysfunction, and contraception (birth control). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at JPS Health Network for residency. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Contraception, Family Planning, Physical Exams, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry Mitchell Kjeldgaard, DO
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4444 Heritage Trace Parkway; Suite 408
Keller, TX
 

Dr. Larry Kjeldgaard's areas of specialization are hand surgery, spine surgery, and foot & ankle surgery. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kjeldgaard's medical residency was performed at POH Regional Medical Center. His areas of expertise include knee replacement, spine surgery procedures, and sports injuries. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 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. Kjeldgaard honors. Dr. Kjeldgaard is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries, Knee Replacement, Spine Surgery Procedures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Joseph Kaminski Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1500 S Main St/; Department of Orthop
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Ken Kaminski's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of JPS Health Network's residency program. Dr. Kaminski has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Hip Problems

Dr. Michael Eldridge Muncy, DO
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4300 City Point Drive; Suite 102
North Richalnd Hills, TX
 

Dr. Michael Muncy is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Muncy include shoulder injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder reconstruction. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Muncy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Las Colinas Medical Center and Medical Center of Lewisville.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicholas Dominic Iagulli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4444 Heritage Trace Parkway; Suite 408
Keller, TX
 

Dr. Nicholas Iagulli practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Keller, TX and Hurst, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Iagulli's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, hand problems, and foot fracture. He is professionally affiliated with North Hills Hospital and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Iagulli completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo.

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

All Interests: Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Hand Problems, Foot Fracture

Dr. Thomas Malcolm Carrell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8801 N Tarrant Parkway
Noprth Richland Hill, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Carrell's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carrell include shoulder injury, shoulder reconstruction, and joint problems. He is professionally affiliated with North Hills Hospital. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Carrell completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. Patients gave Dr. Carrell an average rating 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 TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, joint problems

All Interests: Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Xizi Wang Dipl.Om M.D. (China)
Specializes in Acupuncture
413 Keller Parkway
Keller, TX
 

Ms. Xizi Wang's area of specialization is acupuncture. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine. Ms. Wang's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Ms. Wang (or staff) is conversant in Lao and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Depression, Infertility, Tinnitus, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Allergies, ... (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.