We found 12 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near San Antonio, TX.

Dr. Deborah A Bergfeld, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
5027 Pecan Grove Drive
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Deborah Bergfeld is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. She works in Austin, TX and San Antonio, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bergfeld include nerve conduction studies (NCS), amputees, and osteoporosis. Dr. Bergfeld is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Bergfeld has an open panel. She is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and a graduate of Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Cervical Dystonia, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Migraine, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
400 Concord Plaza Drive; Suite 300
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Bell practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Bell takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Marvin Russell Brown, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 Concord Plaza Drive; Suite 300
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Marvin Brown's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Brown focuses on foot problems and ankle problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brown honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Brown studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Brown speaks Spanish. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Heel Pain, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Farbod Malek, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Oncology
5307 Broadway Street; Suite 120
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Farbod Malek practices orthopedic trauma, pediatric surgery, and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Clinical interests for Dr. Malek include cancer and musculoskeletal problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Malek speaks Persian. His professional affiliations include Methodist Health System, Nix Health, and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Cancer

Dr. Anthony J Infante, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
333 N. Santa Rosa Street
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Infante specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology and practices in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Infante's areas of clinical interest consist of autoimmune disorders and arthritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Infante takes. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Infante's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders

Dr. Harrison Wonhee Yoo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Sontera Medical Plaza, Building Iii, 255 East Sontera; Suite 100
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Harrison Yoo sees patients in San Antonio, TX. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Yoo completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and heart problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Yoo is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yoo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Yoo is affiliated with Methodist Stone Oak Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Second Opinions, Flu Shot, Immunization, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Margaret Marie Mann-Zeballos, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Obstetrics
527 North Leona
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Margaret Mann-Zeballos' medical specialty is family medicine and obstetrics. Her clinical interests include well women care, cryotherapy, and trigger point injections. Dr. Mann-Zeballos is affiliated with Metropolitan Methodist Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mann-Zeballos accepts. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY) for residency. Dr. Mann-Zeballos is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, sprains

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Physicals, Skin Issues, Sprains, Trigger Point ... (Read more)

Dr. John C Anes, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1303 N. Mccullough; Suite 560
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. John Anes' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Anes include heart problems, second opinions, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Anes accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Anes (or staff) is conversant in Greek. He also offers interpreting services for Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Anes is professionally affiliated with Metropolitan Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Second Opinions, Flu Shot, Immunization, Medical Conditions, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Physical ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda Maria Ivy, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
250 E Basse Road; Suite 107
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Linda Ivy specializes in family medicine and practices in San Antonio, TX. Her areas of expertise include obesity, warts, and well women care. She is professionally affiliated with Metropolitan Methodist Hospital. Dr. Ivy 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. Dr. Ivy studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Physical Exams, Obesity, Skin Issues, Sprains, Trigger Point Injections, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger James Lunke, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1303 Mccullough Avenue; Suite 264
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Roger Lunke is a San Antonio, TX physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Lunke an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lunke include knee problems, strains, and general orthopedics. 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 a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. His professional affiliations include Methodist Stone Oak Hospital and Metropolitan Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Knee Problems, Strains, Sprains, General Orthopedics, Hip Problems, Injections, X-Rays

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
343 W. Houston Street; Suite 705
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Gutierrez's specialty is neurosurgery. In his practice, Dr. Gutierrez focuses on scoliosis and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Gutierrez studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Chiropractic Therapy

Dr. Jamie Avila, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
401 W. Summit Avenue
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Jamie Avila is a pediatrician. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Avila 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. Avila is conversant in Medical Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Obesity

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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.