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We found 82 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Steven Edward Flores, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
17520 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Steven Flores' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Flores at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flores is 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 Joseph Snow, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8080 State Highway; 121 Suite 320
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Brian Snow works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in McKinney, TX and Frisco, TX. His clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Dr. Snow accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Snow welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Mike Nanyong Yuan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurophysiology, Neurology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mike Yuan sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are pain medicine, neurophysiology, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include depression, myasthenia gravis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Yuan is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He attended the University of Ghana Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Yuan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain

All Interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Hypertension, Lower Back Pain, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Vishal Michael Shah, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
15035 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Vishal Shah's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Shah average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

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

Dr. Jorge Bernardo Velez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center; 11555 University Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Velez is a family medicine practitioner and sports medicine specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy Clinic, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Cypress Clinic. Dr. Velez studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Velez completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Timothy Christian Sitter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1201 Brooks Street
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Sitter is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Sitter include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sitter takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Sitter studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Okechukwu Ozumba, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8080 State Highway; 121 Suite 320
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Donald Ozumba practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Dallas, TX, Frisco, TX, and McKinney, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Ozumba include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Ozumba is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney. Before performing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Ozumba attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patients rated Dr. Ozumba highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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

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

Dr. Frederick Anthony Brown, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Frederick Brown's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Brown is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Brown's clinical interests: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Brown accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, osteomyelitis, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), bone spurs

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ioannis Mihail Skaribas, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ioannis Skaribas practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neck pain. Dr. Skaribas accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Skaribas completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Skaribas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He 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. Irfan Lalani, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Neurology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 320
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Irfan Lalani is a specialist in interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lalani include general neurology, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Lalani is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lalani takes. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Lalani attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Frederick Brown, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1111 Hwy 6; Suite 240
Sugarland, TX
 

Dr. Mark Brown practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brown include musculoskeletal pain, pain management, and arthritis. Dr. Brown is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, arthritis

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Pain Management

Dr. Mark W Maffet, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1201 Brooks Street
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mark Maffet is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Maffet is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Maffet attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Gregory Keith Burton, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Other
1325 Highway 6; Sugar Land Rehab Hospital
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Burton specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Burton's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: stroke, arthritis, and sports health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Arthritis, Stroke, Electromyography, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. David Anthony Braunreiter, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Other, Sports Medicine
1201 Brooks Street
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. David Braunreiter practices family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Braunreiter has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: concussion, diabetes, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Braunreiter honors. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and a graduate of Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis' residency program. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Braunreiter welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, arthritis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew K McKay, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Andrew McKay specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Houston, TX, Bay City, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. McKay include back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and epidural steroid injection. Dr. McKay takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis

All Interests: Neck Pain, Bursitis, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. Marshall S Frumin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
15200 Southwest Freeway; Suite 350
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Marshall Frumin practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among Dr. Frumin's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, osteoporosis, and sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Baptist Memorial Health Care and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. Dr. Frumin is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Total Joint Replacement

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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.