We found 17 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Unicare POS near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Irfan Lalani, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Neurology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 320
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Irfan Lalani, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended Aga Khan University Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: general neurology, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Lalani's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lalani takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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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 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. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Brown completed a residency program at Scott and White Healthcare. His areas of clinical interest consist of musculoskeletal pain, pain management, and arthritis. Dr. Brown accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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. Andy S Chan, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
6140 Highway 6; Suite 288
Missouri City, TX
 

Dr. Andy Chan's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Chan's areas of expertise include knee problems, guillain-barre syndrome, and aneurysm. He takes HealthSmart, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Brain AVM, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Complex ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Paul Abdelsayed, MD, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
1325 Highway 6
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Michael Abdelsayed's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Clinical interests for Dr. Abdelsayed include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), adolescent issues, and polymyositis. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes 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 North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Abdelsayed is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamal Morrisette Bullocks, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Jamal Bullocks sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include facial problems, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and adolescent issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, and Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Bullocks performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bullocks's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Microsurgery, Breast Surgery, Wounds, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
17510 W Grand Parkway South -appointments Only-; Suite 530
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Marco Vargas' specialties are foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry. Dr. Vargas's areas of expertise include the following: warts, arthroscopic surgery, and hammer toe. Patient ratings for Dr. Vargas average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vargas is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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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)

Specializes in Podiatry
15200 Southwest Freeway; Suite 375
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. George Bakatsas' specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bakatsas include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Bakatsas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. For his professional training, Dr. Bakatsas completed a residency program at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bakatsas's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, osteomyelitis, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, bone infection, fractures (broken bones), bone spurs

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Morton's Neuroma, ... (Read more)

Gian Derek Steinhauser
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Gian Steinhauser practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Bellaire, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include morton's neuroma, bunions, and neuropathy (nerve dysfunction). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Steinhauser 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 has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bone spurs

All Interests: Bone Spurs, Morton's Neuroma, Neuropathy, Foot Problems, Bunions

Specializes in Podiatry
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Irene Hernaez works as a foot doctor in Sugar Land, TX. Her areas of expertise include warts, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and amputees. Dr. Hernaez honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, osteomyelitis, bone infection, bone spurs

All Interests: Warts, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Osteomyelitis, Osteotomy, Wounds, Hammer Toe, Bone Infection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sloan Gordon, MD
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1327 Lake Pointe Pkway; Suite 520
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sloan Gordon is a podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Gordon is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, osteomyelitis, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, osteomyelitis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Morton's Neuroma, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph S Spindler, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
16651 Southwest Freeway, Suite 200; 902 Frostwood #171 (prof. Building 1)
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Spindler is an adult rheumatology specialist in Houston, TX. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Spindler include paget's disease, lupus, and polymyositis. Dr. Spindler is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Spindler is a graduate of Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Spindler's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Lower Back Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Bhagwat P Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1250 Creek Way Drive
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bhagwat Patel is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Sports Health, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Erectile Dysfunction, Shoulder Problems, Sickle ... (Read more)

Babajide Adeniyi Ogunlana
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Babajide Ogunlana practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Missouri City, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, arthroscopic surgery, and ulcers. Dr. Ogunlana is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. For his residency, Dr. Ogunlana trained at West Houston Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ogunlana has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, bone infection, bone spurs

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Morton's Neuroma, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Moid Zaidi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
1229 Creek Way Drive; Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Zaidi is a general internist and adolescent medicine specialist in Sugar Land, TX. Her areas of expertise include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zaidi honors. Dr. Zaidi is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Dow Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Amenorrhea, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
225 Matlage Way; #1488
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sunita Gupta practices adult infectious disease in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Katy, TX. Dr. Gupta has a special interest in sexually transmitted diseases (STds), osteomyelitis, and lyme disease. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from Kasturba Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Gupta's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis, bone infection

All Interests: Osteomyelitis, Mouth Problems, Lyme Disease, Eye Problems, Bone Infection, HIV/AIDS, Sexually ... (Read more)

Dr. Xun Zhao, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16651 Sw Freeway; #330
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Xun Zhao's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zhao's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), thyroid problems, and anemia. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Zhao has an open panel. She studied medicine at Peking University Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, ... (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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