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's medical specialty is osteopathic manipulative medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, Dr. Simonich completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His professional 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Clear Lake Clinic and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Pasadena Clinic. He honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tabor graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Concussion

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

Dr. Shaikh Ali works as an adult rheumatologist in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Dow Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. These areas are among his clinical interests: musculoskeletal pain, lupus, and polymyositis. Dr. Ali's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ali accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. 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. Michael Gerard Casagrande, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sleep Medicine
506 Graham Drive; Suite 290
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Michael Casagrande sees patients in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are family medicine and sleep medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, minor surgery, and ulcers. Dr. Casagrande's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Casagrande is accepting 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nathani is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Nathani is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He welcomes 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 specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Heatly include diabetes, pap test, and minor surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Scott and White Healthcare. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Heatly 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. 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). Dr. Jafri's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from Dow Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bal include diabetes, obesity, and depression. The average patient rating for Dr. Bal is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bal takes. She studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bal is accepting 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's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Gunther average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gunther's areas of expertise include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and ulcers. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Gunther takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He speaks Spanish.

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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.
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