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We found 16 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna Bronze near Richmond, TX.

Dr. Vishal Michael Shah, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1517 Thompson Road; #1100
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Vishal Shah is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Shah obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery

Dr. Ioannis Mihail Skaribas, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 330
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ioannis Skaribas practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Skaribas's clinical interests include back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neck pain. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Skaribas's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Back Pain, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle Sun-Mee Wong, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
17510 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Michelle Wong's specialty is obstetrics. Before completing her residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Wong attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wong include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Wong's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Henry Jacob Blum, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17520 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Henry Blum works as an orthopedic surgeon in Sugar Land, TX and Bellaire, TX. Dr. Blum's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in total hip replacement, sports health, and partial knee replacement. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Blum attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Spine Reconstruction, Shoulder Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Nelson Anthony Davino, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1517 Thompson Road; #1100
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Nelson Davino specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Richmond, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Katy, TX. Before performing his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, Dr. Davino attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Davino is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Spina Bifida, Bone Problems, Osteotomy, Muscular Dystrophy

Marco A Vargas
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
17510 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 530
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Marco Vargas is a foot and ankle surgeon and general podiatrist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and hammer toe. Dr. Vargas is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vargas accepts. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Vargas is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Warts, Bone Spurs, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Osteotomy, Foot Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Eric Koepplinger, DO
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 450
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Koepplinger works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Koepplinger is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA. He studied medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Koepplinger completed his residency training at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, hand fracture, bone spurs

All Interests: Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Wrist Surgery, Tendon Repair, Elbow Surgery, Vertebroplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammad Etminan, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1517 Thompson Road; #1100
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Etminan is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Etminan's clinical interests include spine surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Etminan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patient ratings for Dr. Etminan average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Scoliosis, Spinal Fusion, Vertebroplasty, Cervical Decompression, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Shahid Hasnain, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
22001 Southwest Freeway; Suite 115
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Shahid Hasnain works as a pediatrician. Dr. Hasnain's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, scoliosis, and sinusitis (sinus infection). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Hasnain has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Circumcision, Scoliosis, Sickle Cell Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fayyaz Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1517 Thompson Road; #1100
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Fayyaz Ahmed's specialty is adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahmed include musculoskeletal problems and rheumatic diseases. Dr. Ahmed honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Ahmed attended Dow Medical College for medical school. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Eric Frank Berkman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17520 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Eric Berkman is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Berkman performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Patient ratings for Dr. Berkman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berkman takes. Dr. Berkman has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Moona Haque, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
17510 West Grand Parkway; #310
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Moona Haque specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Haque's areas of expertise include menopause, ablation, and minor surgery. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Haque completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Reena Antony Tharappel-Jacob, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
17510 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 430
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Reena Tharappel-Jacob practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Sugar Land, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Tharappel-Jacob average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tharappel-Jacob include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Tharappel-Jacob has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Physical Exams, Laparoscopically ... (Read more)

Dr. Sloan Gordon, MD
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17510 W Grand Parkway; Suite 530
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sloan Gordon, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: osteomyelitis, sports health, and laser treatment. Dr. Gordon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, osteomyelitis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Morton's Neuroma, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
17510 W Grand Parkway S, Suite 430; Sugar Land Women's Care Pllc
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Chau Nguyen-Tran sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen-Tran is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Menopause, Osteoporosis, Breast Issues, Pap Test, Pelvic Pain

Dr. Michael Christopher Greaser, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17510 W Grand Parkway South; Suite 450
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Michael Greaser is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greaser include musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Greaser 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 attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

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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.