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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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4500 Medical Center Drive
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Brian Snow is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in McKinney, TX and Frisco, TX. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Snow is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. 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 accepting 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)

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

Dr. Donald Ozumba works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Dallas, TX, Frisco, TX, and McKinney, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Ozumba graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Ozumba's medical residency was performed at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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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)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1101 Raintree Circle; Suite 240
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Sean Jones-Quaidoo sees patients in Dallas, TX and Allen, TX. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include back injuries, spinal pain, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo is conversant in Spanish.

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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)

Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
5236 West University Drive; Suite 2900
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. David Smith practices general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and trauma surgery in Las Colinas, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Smith attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Las Colinas Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5236 W. University Drive; Suite 1000
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Anand Shivnani's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Shivnani's areas of expertise include the following: stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Shivnani is 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)

Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5236 W. University Drive; Suite 1000
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Jill Heffernan practices radiation oncology in Sherman, TX, Denison, TX, and McKinney, TX. Dr. Heffernan's clinical interests include stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. She obtained her medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Heffernan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Paul Salinas' specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in Frisco, TX, Dallas, TX, and McKinney, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Salinas average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Salinas include back injuries, brain aneurysm, and bulging disc. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Salinas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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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)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4201 Medical Center Drive; #300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Zahid Zafar practices general internal medicine in McKinney, TX. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Dr. Zafar has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Zafar's 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)

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

Dr. Michael Spagnuolo works as an orthopedic surgeon in Rowlett, TX, Allen, TX, and Forney, TX. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Spagnuolo include knee arthritis, carpal tunnel surgery, and sports health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Spagnuolo attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Lake Pointe Medical Center.

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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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