We found 17 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana HMO Premier near Round Rock, TX.

Dr. Heather Denkhaus Fullerton, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
302 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Heather Fullerton's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fullerton takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She has received the following distinction: Board Member, Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, osteoporosis

All Interests: Sports Health, Electromyography, Osteoporosis, Ultrasound, Joint Pain, Nerve Conduction Studies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristin A Wong, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Hospital Medicine
1400 N Ih 35; Suite 2.230
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Kristin Wong specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and hospital medicine (hospitalist). She speaks Cantonese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wong include nerve conduction studies (NCS), trigger point injections, and spasticity. Dr. Wong's professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Medical Center Williamson. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Wong is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Musculoskeletal Problems, Nerve Conduction Studies, Occipital Nerve Block, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allyson Kristen McDonough, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology, Adult Rheumatology
425 University Boulevard; Suite 240
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Allyson McDonough's specialties are pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Scott & White Healthcare. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McDonough takes. She obtained her medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Her distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars; Distinguished Fellow Award, American College of Rheumatology; and Gene Ball, M.D. Award - Lowe Conference.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Dermatomyositis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Leonard Henry, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1400 N. Ih-35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Steven Henry practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Austin, TX. He has a special interest in lower extremity reconstruction, head and neck cancer reconstruction, and nose surgery. Dr. Henry is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Henry trained at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Arm Lift, Head and Neck Cancer Reconstruction, Mohs Surgery, Lower Extremity Reconstruction, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie Michael Vertrees, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
425 University Boulevard, Suite 335; Department of Neurology, Office
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Stephanie Vertrees is a specialist in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She works in Round Rock, TX and Austin, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vertrees has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Vertrees speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , trigger points

All Interests: Cluster Headache, Botox Injection, Tension Headache, Chronic Migraine, Nerve Block, Trigger Points, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yi-Chun Michelle Chou, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Yi-Chun Chou is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chou's education and training includes medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. In addition to English, Dr. Chou speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Aspiration, Vasculitis

Dr. Karl Marc Koenig, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1400 N Ih 35
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Karl Koenig is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. His areas of expertise consist of knee arthritis, revision knee arthroplasty, and trauma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Koenig attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Koenig completed a residency program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. Dr. Koenig's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Dr. Joseph Isaac Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
302 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Fernandez practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Round Rock, TX. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Fernandez attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Fernandez has received the following distinctions: Nominee, 2010, Distinguished Surgeon Austin Area Association of periOperative Registered Nurses-AORN; People Living through Cancer, Inc., "People's Caring Award," Nominated two years in a row, 2005-2006; and T.F. Bunkley Resident Research, Best Presentation Award. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Arnold Schram, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7900 Fm 1826 Bldg Ii; Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Richard Schram is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Schram include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Schram takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Schram speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Tres Aaron Barrera, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Tres Barrera, who practices in Taylor, TX and Round Rock, TX, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Barrera attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. Dr. Barrera honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Osteoporosis, Hypogonadism, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, Diabetes

Dr. Anthony "tony" Kahn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7200 Wyoming Springs Road; Suite 700
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Kahn, who practices in Austin, TX, Cedar Park, TX, and Round Rock, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Kahn focuses on musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Kahn is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Neil Thomas Carstens, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
302 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. N. Carstens practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Carstens is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carstens takes. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Methodist Healthcare, Memphis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Pelvic Problems, Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. Harris Samuel Rose, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2410 Round Rock Avenue; Suite 170
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Harris Rose is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rose graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rose's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Kory Don Williams
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
302 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Kory Williams' specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Williams accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Hammer Toe, Strains, Ankle Problems, Sprains, Bunions

Dr. Gabriela Pichardo-Lafontaine, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
425 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Gabriela Pichardo-Lafontaine sees patients in Round Rock, TX. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, joint pain, and migraine. Dr. Pichardo-Lafontaine accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Ibero-American University (UNIBE) and then she performed her residency at the University Medical Center, Lafayette. In addition to English, Dr. Pichardo-Lafontaine speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, trigger points

All Interests: Depression, Pain, Joint Pain, Migraine, Injections, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Trigger Points

Dr. Michael Salvatore Valastro, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
16020 Park Valley Drive
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Michael Valastro is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Valastro include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Valastro has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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