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We found 13 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept First Health near Nassau Bay, TX.

Dr. Kenneth Ryan Brooks, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth Brooks' specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brooks takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brooks studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Brooks trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Brooks's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Knee Replacement, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Antonio Serrato Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Juan Serrato's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and foot problems. Dr. Serrato accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Serrato is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Problems, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Rosa Ana Tang, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology, Ophthalmology
505 J Davis; Armistead Building
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Tang works as a neurologist and ophthalmologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Tang is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Cayetano Heredia University and performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tang is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Tang is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Eye Exam, Myasthenia Gravis, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Thaddeus Leaseburg, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Jason Leaseburg specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Leaseburg completed his residency training at the University of Missouri Health System. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leaseburg include hammer toe, sports health, and bunions. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leaseburg takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Bone Problems, Fractures, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Hammer Toe, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Joseph Muffoletto, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Muffoletto is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Sugar Land, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Houston, TX. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has a special interest in scoliosis, arthritis surgery, and musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Muffoletto's average rating from his patients is 3.0 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. Muffoletto honors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Scoliosis, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Neck Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Anthony Magliolo, MD
Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Michael Magliolo is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Magliolo attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and amenorrhea (missed periods). He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Magliolo honors. Dr. Magliolo is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Sexual Dysfunction, Laparoscopically ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward W Lee, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Edward Lee's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include knee problems, arthritis surgery, and sports health. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Francoise Thomas Vandaele, MD
Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Francoise Vandaele's specialty is general gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Vandaele is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vandaele's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Vandaele attended medical school at the University of Lille Faculty of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Prashanth Sunkureddi specializes in general internal medicine and adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sunkureddi include arthritis. Dr. Sunkureddi's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sunkureddi honors. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Sunkureddi is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis

Dr. R. Sam Sam Lingamfelter, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Sam Lingamfelter's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lingamfelter include sinusitis (sinus infection), warts, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Lingamfelter has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lingamfelter studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Neck Pain, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Lower Back Pain, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Sasikala Chittimireddy, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Sasikala Chittimireddy practices general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Chittimireddy include diabetes, pap test, and depression. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Chittimireddy attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Chittimireddy a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Headache, Pap Test, Chronic Pain

Dr. Sri B Gottimukkala, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Sri Gottimukkala is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Gottimukkala attended medical school at Rangaraya Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Gottimukkala include pap test, pelvic surgery, and osteoporosis. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Gottimukkala's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological Problems, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Harita Nyalakonda's specialty is adult infectious disease. Her clinical interests include tropical diseases, osteomyelitis, and travel medicine. Dr. Nyalakonda honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and more. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis, bone infection

All Interests: Osteomyelitis, Consultation, Tropical Diseases, HIV/AIDS, Travel Medicine, Bone Infection

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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.