We found 15 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept First Health near Nassau Bay, TX.

Dr. Patrick Callahan McCulloch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Patrick McCulloch is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McCulloch include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. McCulloch takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Dr. McCulloch has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. McCulloch is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

Dr. Ghyasuddin Syed, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Ghyasuddin Syed sees patients in Baytown, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, minor surgery, and polymyositis. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Syed studied medicine at Dow Medical College. Patient reviews placed Dr. Syed at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Scoliosis, Erectile ... (Read more)

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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Brooks at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Brooks include meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Brooks is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Brooks attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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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. Rosa Ana Tang, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology, Ophthalmology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Tang is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Tang's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. The average patient rating for Dr. Tang is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tang honors. Her education and training includes medical school at Cayetano Heredia University and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Tang has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Tang has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Michael Magliolo is a specialist in general gynecology. He works in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and League City, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and amenorrhea (missed periods). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Magliolo takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Magliolo welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Sexual Dysfunction, Laparoscopically ... (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 and practices in Nassau Bay, TX and Texas City, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leaseburg include hammer toe, sports health, and bunions. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 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. Leaseburg accepts. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Leaseburg completed a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Leaseburg is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Evan Douglas Collins, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Evan Collins' specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, minor surgery, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Collins studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Collins has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, arthritis, bone infection, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Francoise Vandaele specializes in general gynecology and practices in Houston, TX, League City, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vandaele include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. Patient ratings for Dr. Vandaele average 4.5 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. Vandaele accepts. She attended the University of Lille Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Prashanth Reddy Sunkureddi, MD
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 and practices in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Dr. Sunkureddi's clinical interests include arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lingamfelter include sinusitis (sinus infection), warts, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Lingamfelter is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lingamfelter accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Edward Lee is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Texas City, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis surgery. Dr. Lee's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Lee obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He is 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. Jeffrey Allen Ross, MD
Specializes in Podiatry, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Ross is a podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. These areas are among Dr. Ross's clinical interests: warts, sports health, and laser treatment. The average patient rating for Dr. Ross is 2.5 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. Ross accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone infection, bone spurs

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Laser Treatment, Ankle Problems, Neuropathy, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sasikala Chittimireddy's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Chittimireddy's clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and depression. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad for medical school, Dr. Chittimireddy completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Headache, Pap Test, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Harita Nyalakonda, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Harita Nyalakonda is an adult infectious disease specialist. She obtained her medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in tropical diseases, osteomyelitis, and travel medicine. Dr. Nyalakonda is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare PPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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

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

Dr. Sri Gottimukkala's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She graduated from Rangaraya Medical College. Dr. Gottimukkala's areas of expertise include pap test, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and pelvic surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Gottimukkala is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, ... (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.