We found 7 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Catastrophic near Waupaca, WI.

Dr. Eric Gerald Eberts, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Womens Care of Wisconsin Sc - Waupaca; E3277 Apple Tree Lane
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Eric Eberts' medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Eberts include cancer surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Eberts completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Cancer Surgery, Colposcopy, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop ... (Read more)

Dr. Ellen Turner Wenberg, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
710 Riverside Drive
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Ellen Wenberg is a family medicine physician and geriatrician. Clinical interests for Dr. Wenberg include gynecological problems, menopause, and cryotherapy. Dr. Wenberg is affiliated with ThedaCare. She is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. Her residency was performed at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Wenberg is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Cryosurgery, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle M Koellermeier, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Womens Care of Wisconsin Sc - Waupaca; E3277 Apple Tree Lane
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Michelle Koellermeier is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Glendale Adventist Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Koellermeier include cancer surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Koellermeier (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Cancer Surgery, Colposcopy, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel M Sutton, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
710 Riverside Drive
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Daniel Sutton's area of specialization is family medicine. His clinical interests include gynecological problems, colposcopy, and trigger point injections. Dr. Sutton honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, sprains

All Interests: Colposcopy, Hepatitis C, Sports Health, Circumcision, Endometrial Biopsy, Vasectomy, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffery J Cherney, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
800 Riverside Drive
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Jeffery Cherney works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Appleton, WI and Waupaca, WI. On average, patients gave Dr. Cherney a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cherney attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with MSU College of Human Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Cancer Surgery, Colposcopy, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop ... (Read more)

Dr. Russell F Butkiewicz, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
710 Riverside Drive
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Russell Butkiewicz sees patients in Iola, WI and Waupaca, WI. His medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Butkiewicz accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal problems, sprains

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Thyroid Problems, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Sports Health, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Clement Wubben, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
902 Riverside Drive; Suite 203
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Robert Wubben works as an orthopedic surgeon in Waupaca, WI and Neenah, WI. His clinical interests include amputation, total shoulder replacement, and sports health. Dr. Wubben is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Wubben graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, hip fracture, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), joint problems, foot fracture

All Interests: Amputation, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hip Fracture, Fracture Surgery, ... (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.