We found 42 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near Missouri City, TX.

Dr. Vishal Michael Shah, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
15035 Southwest Freeway; #1100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Vishal Shah's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Shah average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery

Dr. Frederick Anthony Brown, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
4855 Riverstone Boulevard; #103
Missouri City, TX
 

Dr. Frederick Brown's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Brown is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Brown's clinical interests: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Brown accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, osteomyelitis, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), bone spurs

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Anthony Braunreiter, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other, Sports Medicine
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 425
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. David Braunreiter practices family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Braunreiter has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: concussion, diabetes, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Braunreiter honors. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and a graduate of Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis' residency program. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Braunreiter welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, arthritis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marshall S Frumin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
15200 Southwest Frwy; Suite 350
Sugarland, TX
 

Dr. Marshall Frumin practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among Dr. Frumin's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, osteoporosis, and sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Baptist Memorial Health Care and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. Dr. Frumin is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Total Joint Replacement

Dr. Michelle Sun-Mee Wong, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
16545 Southwest Frwy; Suite 150
Sugarland, TX
 

Dr. Michelle Wong is a physician who specializes in obstetrics. Dr. Wong's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong accepts. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Wong's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wilbur Lindsey Jones, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7789 Southwest Freeway; Suite 540
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wilbur Jones is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Jones include hip replacement, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Jones a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Surgery, Total Knee Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Neel Lalit Shah
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
8810 Highway 6
Missouri City, TX
 

Dr. Neel Shah is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He works in Missouri City, TX. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Fine Needle Aspiration, Metabolism, Diabetes Management, Bone Problems

Dr. Richard Leigh Beaver, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15035 Southwest Freeway
Sugarland, TX
 

Dr. Richard Beaver is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Beaver's clinical interests include foot problems and ankle problems. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Beaver has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, growth plate fracture

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Hip Dysplasia, Foot Surgery, Partial Hip Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nelson Anthony Davino, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15035 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Nelson Davino is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon in Richmond, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Katy, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Davino is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Davino takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Brooke Army Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Spina Bifida, Bone Problems, Osteotomy, Muscular Dystrophy

Dr. Salman Siraj Aly, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1201 Creekway Drive; Suite B
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Salman Aly practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Wharton, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Aly attended Central America Health Sciences University, Belize Medical College for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and hypotension (low blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Aly (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Japanese. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Asthma, Wounds, Hypotension

Dr. Henry Jacob Blum, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15035 Southwest Freeway; #1100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Henry Blum's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Blum's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of total hip replacement, sports health, and partial knee replacement. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Saira Sadrudin Hirani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
15200 Southwest Frwy; Suite 210
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Saira Hirani is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hirani include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Hirani studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Neck Pain, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Sinusitis, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sistla Bala Krishna, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
7737 Southwest Frwy; Suite 805
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sistla Krishna specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Krishna graduated from Osmania Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Ear Problems, Heart Problems, Nose Problems, Diabetes, Skin Issues, Joint Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alice Amah Ajimotokan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Genetics, Geriatrics
138 Eldridge; Suite E
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Alice Ajim specializes in general internal medicine, genetics, and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her clinical interests include warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menopause. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Ajim attended medical school at the University of Lagos College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Ajim average 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ajim honors. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jesus Edward Hernandez Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
2225 Williams Trace Boulevard; Suite 110
Sugarland, TX
 

Dr. J. Hernandez specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Sugar Land, TX. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis. Dr. Hernandez is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Hernandez attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus, Vasculitis, Ultrasound

Marco A Vargas
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
7737 Sw Freeway; Suite 500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marco Vargas' specialties are foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry. Patients rated Dr. Vargas highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vargas include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and hammer toe. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. In addition to English, Dr. Vargas speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones), bone spurs

All Interests: Warts, Bone Spurs, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Osteotomy, Foot Problems, ... (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.