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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. Dr. Simonich's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Simonich attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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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 practices family medicine and sports medicine. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tabor accepts. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Tabor is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Clear Lake Clinic and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Pasadena Clinic.

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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's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Ali speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal pain, lupus, and polymyositis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Dow Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Ali completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Ali average 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. His practice is open to 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's areas of specialization are family medicine and sleep medicine; he sees patients in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Casagrande average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, minor surgery, and ulcers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Casagrande welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Nathani's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. His residency was performed at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nathani 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bursitis, arthritis

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

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

Dr. Hardeep Bal's medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bal include diabetes, obesity, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes 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 Dr. Bal's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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

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

Dr. Kristy Heatly's area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, pap test, and minor surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Heatly honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Heatly attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. She 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. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, sinusitis (sinus infection), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jafri graduated from Dow Medical College. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. David Gunther is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. 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 in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Gunther is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to 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.