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We found 7 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Three Rivers near Pearland, TX.

Dr. Taylor Dewitt Brown, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Taylor Brown works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Brown's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and upper extremity surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Brown 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, Upper Extremity ... (Read more)

Dr. Evan Douglas Collins, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2950 Cullen Boulevard; Suite 101
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Evan Collins is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Collins include arthroscopic surgery, minor surgery, and adolescent issues. His average patient rating is 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Collins has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; Halliburton Hometown Hero, Texas Medical Center; and Dr. Collins was recognized for his outstanding spinal research.. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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. Todd Elliott Siff, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Todd Siff's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siff include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal pain. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Siff is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Linda Charlene Porter-Tucci, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8619 West Broadway; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Linda Porter-Tucci is a family practitioner in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Porter-Tucci has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and asthma. 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. Porter-Tucci graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care, Asthma, Headache, Preventive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roy Bascom Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Roy Smith sees patients in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Rupali Narendra Kadakia, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
8520 W. Broadway Street; Suite 200
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Rupali Kadakia specializes in family medicine and practices in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Kadakia's areas of expertise include the following: pap test, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Kadakia trained at Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, Sugar Land. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, High Cholesterol, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Pap Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Martha Frances Gerteisen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
8619 West Broadway; Suite 100
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Martha Gerteisen works as a general internist and general pediatrician in Pearland, TX and Houston, TX. She studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Gerteisen include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and heart problems. Dr. Gerteisen is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gerteisen honors. Dr. Gerteisen is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (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.