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We found 9 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana HMO Premier near Tomball, TX.

Dr. Stephen Donald Simonich, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13635 Michel Road
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Simonich specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Simonich's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, growth plate fracture, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Partial Hip Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Tabor, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
13406 Medical Complex Drive; 180
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Tabor's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He practices in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Pasadena, TX. Dr. Tabor's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Clear Lake Clinic and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Pasadena Clinic. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Concussion

Dr. Michael Gerard Casagrande, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sleep Medicine
506 Graham Drive; Suite 290
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Michael Casagrande practices family medicine and sleep medicine in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Casagrande graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, minor surgery, and ulcers. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Casagrande takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hypertension, Knee Problems, Minor Surgery, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Ulcers, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Imran Sattar Nathani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1205 Graham Drive
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Imran Nathani is an internist in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Clinical interests for Dr. Nathani include thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Nathani average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider 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 affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Nathani is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bursitis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Bursitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristy Deann Heatly, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
13406 Medical Complex Drive; Suite 180
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Kristy Heatly practices family medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include diabetes, pap test, and minor surgery. Dr. Heatly takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Heatly is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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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. Shaikh Arif Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
455 School Street; Suite 27
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Shaikh Ali is a rheumatologist in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ali's clinical interests include musculoskeletal pain, lupus, and polymyositis. He is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Ali is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Dow Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for his residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Ali average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

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

Dr. Adnan Zia Jafri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1015 W Main Street
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Adnan Jafri practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Jafri include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Methodist. Dr. Jafri is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Jafri is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Sinusitis, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Hardeep Kaur Bal, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7105 Fm 2920
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Hardeep Bal sees patients in Spring, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bal include diabetes, obesity, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bal accepts. Dr. Bal is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Osteoporosis, Preventive ... (Read more)

David Neil Gunther
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
18220 Tomball Parkway Drive; Suite 350
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Gunther specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His clinical interests include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and ulcers. Dr. Gunther has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gunther accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Gunther speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Warts, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Morton's Neuroma, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Osteomyelitis, ... (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.