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We found 18 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, Sports Medicine
302 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Heather Fullerton, who practices in Round Rock, TX, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. She studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Fullerton's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fullerton has received the distinction of Board Member, Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. She is professionally 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. Christopher Jay Garrison, MBA, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1400 North Ih 35; Suite 310
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Garrison is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. Garrison include peripheral neuropathy, cancer, and neuropathic pain. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garrison honors. Dr. Garrison's practice is open to new patients. 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 Michigan. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Cancer, Stroke, Lymphedema, Amputation, Pain, Musculoskeletal Injuries, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Fernandez is a general OB/GYN. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fernandez is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. James Richard Cullington, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1400 N. Ih-35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. James Cullington specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Cullington performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. The average patient rating for Dr. Cullington is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cullington honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hand fracture, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Hand Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Henry is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Austin, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Henry include lower extremity reconstruction and head and neck cancer reconstruction. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Henry accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Henry's medical residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Henry's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Head and Neck Cancer Reconstruction, Lower Extremity Reconstruction, Joint Problems, Upper ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Allyson McDonough specializes in pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. McDonough attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Texas Rising Stars; Distinguished Fellow Award, American College of Rheumatology; and Gene Ball, M.D. Award - Lowe Conference. Dr. McDonough is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Scott & White Healthcare.

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

Dr. Tres Barrera specializes in adult endocrinology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. In addition to English, Dr. Barrera speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. N. Carstens' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Carstens is a graduate of 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carstens honors. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Viet N Tran, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2051 Gattis School Road; Suite 250
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Viet Tran is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Tran's areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive procedures, surgical procedures, and lower back problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Tran is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Tran has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , compression fractures

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Compression Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Surgical ... (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 practices neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Round Rock, TX and Austin, TX. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Vertrees attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vertrees has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Anthony Kahn is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kahn has a special interest in musculoskeletal problems. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kahn is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Jay Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
7200 Wyoming Springs Road; Suite 700
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Jay Shapiro is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and spine surgeon in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Cedar Park, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Shapiro average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shapiro is especially interested in musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Shapiro is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

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

Dr. Yi-Chun Chou is an adult rheumatology specialist in Round Rock, TX and Cedar Park, TX. Dr. Chou obtained her medical school training at Morehouse School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Aspiration, Vasculitis

Dr. Patrick Duffy Combs, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
301 Seton Parkway; Suite 402
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Combs is a specialist in head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Combs's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bone reconstruction and soft tissue reconstruction. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Soft Tissue Reconstruction, Fractures, Jaw Surgery, Facial Problems, Craniofacial Surgery, Plastic ... (Read more)

Dr. John J Williams, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
7200 Wyoming Springs Road; Suite 700
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. John Williams, who practices in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Cedar Park, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Williams is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. 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 is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Joshua "josh" M. Smith, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
5339 N Ih 35; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Smith is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include continuous glucose monitoring. Dr. Smith accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Smith (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Bone Problems, Continuous Glucose Monitoring, Endocrine Diseases

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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.