We found 17 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near The Woodlands, TX.

Dr. Albert Brant Lipscomb Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. A. Lipscomb's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lipscomb completed a residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Lipscomb takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lipscomb is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, osteoporosis, hand fracture, bone spurs

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin J Coupe, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Coupe is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Coupe is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Coupe is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Coupe is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, osteoporosis, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, hand fracture, bone spurs

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Robert Labbe, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
17198 St. Luke's Way; Suite 600
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Marc Labbe's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Labbe takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Labbe completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Labbe welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, bursitis

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

Dr. David Abbasi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. David Abbasi is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Abbasi's clinical interests include knee injury, shoulder injury, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Clint Weston Johnson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Clint Johnson is an orthopedic trauma specialist. Dr. Johnson is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Johnson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, osteoporosis, hand fracture, bone spurs

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelly Wayne Blevins, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Blevins' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In Dr. Blevins's practice, he is particularly interested in foot problems and ankle problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Blevins is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, osteoporosis, arthritis, hand fracture, bone spurs

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis Roy Mendoza Mendoza Ferrer, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
106 Vision Park Boulevard
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Ferrer specializes in adult endocrinology. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ferrer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Woodlands.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes, Osteoporosis

Dr. Eric William Price, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17191 St Luke S Way
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Eric Price is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for his residency. Dr. Price's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and cancer. On average, patients gave Dr. Price a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Price is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Paul Edward Kobza, DO
Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9006 Forest Crossing Drive; Suite E
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Paul Kobza sees patients in The Woodlands, TX, Shenandoah, TX, and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are hand surgery, general surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Kobza studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hand fracture

All Interests: Hand Fracture, Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristy Deann Heatly, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
6704 Sterling Ridge Drive; Suite A
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kristy Heatly works as a family medicine practitioner in Tomball, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Heatly's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pap test, and minor surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Heatly is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Scott and White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, Arthritis, General Care, Pap Test, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Ann Everson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Everson is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Everson's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Everson trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Osteoporosis, Menstrual Disorders, High Risk Pregnancy

Dr. John Martin Fackler, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3115 College Park Drive; Suite 112
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. John Fackler is an orthopedist in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Conroe, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Fackler's clinical interests include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fackler attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fackler completed residency programs at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and William Beaumont Army Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Fackler is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jane Carol Reed, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 350
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jane Reed works as an obstetrician. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Reed studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Reed is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Osteoporosis, Contraception, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Mammogram, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Ikedinobi Ugochukwu Eni, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9319 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 120
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ikedinobi Eni is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Eni attended medical school at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Hypertension, Ear Problems, Heart Problems, Nose Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thimos Georg Paschalis, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1120 Medical Plaza; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Thimos Paschalis' specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Paschalis include diabetes, menopause, and heart problems. Dr. Paschalis is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Menopause, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

Dr. Shilpa K Vaidya, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9201 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Shilpa Vaidya is an internist in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vaidya include diabetes, obesity, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vaidya is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, High Cholesterol, Menopause, ... (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.