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We found 11 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 and practices in Houston, TX, Tomball, TX, and Katy, TX. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. His 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Simonich is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Alain Edmond Elbaz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
455 School Street; Suite 24
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Alain Elbaz practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, arthritis surgery, and upper extremity surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elbaz honors. He attended medical school at the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal for residency. Dr. Elbaz is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Stephen Tabor is a family medicine practitioner and sports medicine specialist. His professional affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Clear Lake Clinic and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Pasadena Clinic. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Tabor takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Concussion

Dr. Emanuel Paul Ii Descant II, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Sports Medicine
909 Graham # D; Tomball Medical Art Building
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. E. Descant's medical specialty is family medicine, geriatrics (elderly care), and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Descant include warts, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and depression. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Descant is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. Dr. Descant's average patient rating is 4.0 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 is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Sports Health, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Erectile ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Casagrande specializes in family medicine and sleep medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, minor surgery, and ulcers. Dr. Casagrande is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Casagrande has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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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 practices general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. Dr. Nathani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nathani's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Nathani attended medical school at Dow Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bursitis, arthritis

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

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

Dr. Shaikh Ali sees patients in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ali has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal pain, lupus, and polymyositis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ali accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Ali attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Dow Medical College. Dr. Ali speaks Spanish.

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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)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
13406 Medical Complex Drive; Suite 180
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Kristy Heatly works as a family practice physician in Tomball, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. Before performing her residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Heatly attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Heatly include diabetes, pap test, and minor surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heatly accepts. Dr. Heatly is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Adnan Jafri works as an internist and geriatrician in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Jafri attended medical school at Dow Medical College. His clinical interests include diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Jafri's 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 specializes in family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Bal average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and depression. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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 is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. These areas are among Dr. Gunther's clinical interests: warts, arthroscopic surgery, and ulcers. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 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. Dr. Gunther speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.