We found 9 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage near Mckinney, TX.

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

Dr. Brian Snow is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Snow's training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Snow accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. His practice is open to new patients.

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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)

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. He practices in Dallas, TX, Frisco, TX, and McKinney, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ozumba's areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Workers' Compensation, and more. Dr. Ozumba is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Ozumba trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, ... (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 physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include back injuries, spinal pain, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. 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 works as a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and trauma surgeon in Las Colinas, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX. After attending Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Dr. Smith completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Las Colinas Medical Center. Dr. Smith welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Anand Shivnani is a radiation oncologist. His clinical interests include stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. Dr. Shivnani accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Shivnani is professionally affiliated with 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's specialty is radiation oncology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Heffernan attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. These areas are among Dr. Heffernan's clinical interests: stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic 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. Paul Salinas, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Paul Salinas' medical specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Salinas's clinical interests include back injuries, brain aneurysm, and bulging disc. The average patient rating for Dr. Salinas is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Salinas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Salinas is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis, spinal fracture, fractures (broken bones), bone spurs

All Interests: Disc Problems, Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Spine Reconstruction, ... (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 in McKinney, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Zafar's clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Zafar accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1530 Esmond Court
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Michael Spagnuolo works as an orthopedist. His areas of expertise include the following: knee arthritis, carpal tunnel surgery, and sports health. Dr. Spagnuolo is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Spagnuolo an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, joint pain, musculoskeletal injuries, ligament problems, arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, sprains, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Joint 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.
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