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

Dr. Edward Lee is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis surgery. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Patrick McCulloch's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. McCulloch's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University, Dr. McCulloch attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. McCulloch is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. McCulloch's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Brooks specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine and practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and League City, TX. Dr. Brooks studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Brooks completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). These areas are among his clinical interests: meniscus repair, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hip arthroscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brooks honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, ACL injury

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

Dr. Javier Antonio Rios, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Javier Rios practices family medicine and sports medicine. His clinical interests include concussion, knee problems, and sports health. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rios accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rios attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (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 is a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: hammer toe, sports health, and bunions. Patients rated Dr. Leaseburg highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Leaseburg is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Missouri Health System's residency program. He 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 D Collins, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Evan Collins is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, minor surgery, and adolescent issues. Patients rated Dr. Collins highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Collins honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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. Michael Anthony Magliolo, MD
Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Michael Magliolo is a general gynecology specialist in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. 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). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Magliolo is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Gynecologic Procedures, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (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 and Nassau Bay, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vandaele include menopause, ablation, and adolescent issues. Dr. Vandaele is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. After attending the University of Lille Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The average patient rating for Dr. Vandaele is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Gynecologic Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sri Gottimukkala is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Her areas of expertise include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), amenorrhea (missed periods), and pap test. Dr. Gottimukkala has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is a graduate of Rangaraya Medical College. Dr. Gottimukkala is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Gynecologic Procedures, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sasikala Chittimireddy sees patients in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Chittimireddy is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pap test, and depression. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad. Dr. Chittimireddy completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Chittimireddy's 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. Jamie Jacob Alexander, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Jamie Alexander's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: musculoskeletal pain, hand surgery procedures, and bone infection. Dr. Alexander is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alexander takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Alexander's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, bone infection, bone spurs

All Interests: Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bone Infection, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Osteotomy, Upper ... (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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