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We found 20 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Richmond, TX.

Dr. Steven Edward Flores, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 450
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Steven Flores is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Flores average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Flores attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Flores is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, osteoporosis, musculoskeletal problems, hand fracture, bone spurs

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Strake Parsley, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
17520 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Brian Parsley's specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Bellaire, TX. Dr. Parsley has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Parsley include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Parsley studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Parsley speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Arthritis Surgery, Hip Problems

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

Dr. Henry Blum works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Blum include knee problems, sports health, and spinal fusion. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Blum's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Blum welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Vishal Shah is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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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 works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Skaribas include back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neck pain. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School, Dr. Skaribas performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Skaribas is accepting 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 practices obstetrics in Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wong include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before performing her residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Wong attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. She is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Wong is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Koepplinger include arthroscopic surgery, arthritis surgery, and hand surgery procedures. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo. Dr. Koepplinger is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, arthritis, hand fracture, fractures (broken bones), bone spurs

All Interests: Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Wrist Surgery, Tendon Repair, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (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 surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise consist of spinal fusion and neck surgery. Dr. Etminan's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Etminan welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Neck Surgery, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nelson Davino is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Davino's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Davino is professionally 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

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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. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vargas include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and hammer toe. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Vargas's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Shahid Hasnain works as a pediatrician. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, scoliosis, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Hasnain's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hasnain accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is an adult rheumatology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahmed include musculoskeletal problems and rheumatic diseases. 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. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Flushing Hospital Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He 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 physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Berkman accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Pankaj K Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1601 Main; Suite 108
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Pankaj Shah, who practices in Richmond, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. He accepts 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: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Sleep ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Moona Haque is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haque include menopause, ablation, and minor surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency 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. Dr. Haque has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
17510 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 430
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Reena Tharappel-Jacob specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Sugar Land, TX. She is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tharappel-Jacob include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tharappel-Jacob's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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