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We found 26 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Choice near Mckinney, TX.

Dr. Rajesh George Arakal, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5252 West University Drive
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Rajesh Arakal's medical specialty is spine surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Arakal's clinical interests: spinal deformity, spine tumor, and failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Arakal attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Arakal has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Arakal's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Degenerative Disc Disease, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spinal Deformity, Spine Tumor, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Joseph Snow, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4500 Medical Center Drive
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Brian Snow sees patients in McKinney, TX and Frisco, TX. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Snow 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. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Snow is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5252 West University Drive
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Troy Diehl's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Frisco, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX. After completing medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Summa Health System. Dr. Diehl's areas of clinical interest consist of joint reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery, and ACL injury. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Diehl's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, joint problems, ACL injury

All Interests: ACL Injury, Joint Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Okechukwu Ozumba, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5252 West University Drive
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Donald Ozumba's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Ozumba's areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Ozumba is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney.

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

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

Dr. Kushal Vikram Patel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5236 W. University Drive; Suite 2000
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Kushal Patel's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include meniscus repair, total shoulder replacement, and knee arthritis. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, ankle sprain, tibia (shin bone) fracture, wrist fracture, arthritis, shoulder fracture, patella (kneecap) fracture, hip fracture, musculoskeletal problems, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), elbow fracture, hand fracture

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Meniscus Surgery, Knee Arthritis, Adhesive Capsulitis, Pain, Ankle Sprain, Tibia ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
8080 State Highway 121; Suite 320
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Richard Bridwell's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. After attending Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Bridwell completed his residency training at AnMed Health. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bridwell takes. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Lav Steve Steve Anupam Kapadia Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6717 West Eldorado Parkway; Suite 140
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Lav Kapadia sees patients in Frisco, TX, Irving, TX, and McKinney, TX. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Kapadia a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Kapadia attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Kapadia has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Gujarati. Dr. Kapadia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anand Thanwar Shivnani, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5236 W. University Drive; Suite 1000
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Anand Shivnani specializes in radiation oncology. These areas are among Dr. Shivnani's clinical interests: stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Shivnani's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), bone problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Abdominal Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jill Prince Heffernan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5236 W. University Drive; Suite 1000
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Jill Heffernan specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Sherman, TX, Denison, TX, and McKinney, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heffernan include stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. Dr. Heffernan's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Heffernan attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), bone problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Abdominal Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5252 West University Drive
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Maurer's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Maurer speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, shoulder injury, and ACL injury. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Maurer attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas. He accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, joint problems, ACL injury

All Interests: Shoulder Reconstruction, ACL Injury, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Mawusi Jones-Quaidoo, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1101 Raintree Circle; Suite 240
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Sean Jones-Quaidoo is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Dallas, TX and Allen, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Jones-Quaidoo include back injuries, spinal pain, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, spinal fracture

All Interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, Lumbar Spine Problems, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Lawrence Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
5236 West University Drive; Suite 2900
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. David Smith is a general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and trauma surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for his residency. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Las Colinas Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Sarcoma, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Nelson Green, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2730 Virginia Parkway; Suite 200
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Green's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Green studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and immunization (preventive vaccines). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Green accepts. He is affiliated with Baylor Family Medicine at McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Immunization, Ear Infection, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Influenza, Hypothyroidism, Acne, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Zahid Nadeem Zafar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4201 Medical Center Drive; #300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Zahid Zafar works as an internist. The average patient rating for Dr. Zafar is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, Dr. Zafar completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Erectile Dysfunction, Influenza, Vaccines, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Dementia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Heather Ann Bass, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2730 Virginia Parkway; Suite 200
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Heather Bass works as a family medicine practitioner in McKinney, TX. Dr. Bass's average rating from her patients is 1.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bass include atrial fibrillation, appendicitis, and heartburn. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Family Medicine at McKinney. Dr. Bass is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bursitis, arthritis, bone problems, joint problems, gout

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Appendicitis, Diabetes Management, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vivek Talwar, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5236 West University Drive; #1500
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Vivek Talwar's specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), immunization (preventive vaccines), and ear infection. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Talwar is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at MacNeal Hospital, Dr. Talwar attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Talwar is professionally affiliated with Baylor Family Medicine at McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Immunization, Ear Infection, Osteoporosis, Strep Throat, Hypertension, Influenza, Hypothyroidism, ... (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.