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We found 10 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana POS 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. Dr. McCulloch's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University, Dr. McCulloch attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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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' specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Dr. Brooks has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brooks include meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brooks accepts. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Brooks trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for his residency. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Brooks's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Evan Collins specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Collins include arthroscopic surgery, minor surgery, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Collins graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Collins honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Collins include: Texas Super Doctors; Halliburton Hometown Hero, Texas Medical Center; and Dr. Collins was recognized for his outstanding spinal research.. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 gynecologist in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and League City, TX. Dr. Magliolo's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and amenorrhea (missed periods). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Magliolo trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Magliolo average 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Magliolo's office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in Nassau Bay, TX and Texas City, TX, is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include hammer toe, sports health, and bunions. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Leaseburg is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Leaseburg is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Edward Lee is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Lee welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Lee attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school.

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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 is a medical specialist in general gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Vandaele's education and training includes medical school at the University of Lille Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Vandaele has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes 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: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Sam Lingamfelter's area of specialization is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Lingamfelter is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), warts, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Lingamfelter is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Lingamfelter is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at 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. Sasikala Chittimireddy, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Sasikala Chittimireddy specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and depression. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Chittimireddy honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University for her residency. Dr. Chittimireddy is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting 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. Sri B Gottimukkala, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Sri Gottimukkala is a general OB/GYN in Nassau Bay, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gottimukkala include pap test, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and pelvic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Gottimukkala attended medical school at Rangaraya Medical College. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more.

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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.