We found 9 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Tucson, AZ.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2424 N Wyatt
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Scott Slagis' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Slagis takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Slagis's training includes residency programs at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Slagis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
5301 E Grant Road
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Lawrence Housman practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Housman performed his residency at Montreal General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. James Byron Benjamin, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1555 E River Road
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. James Benjamin's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patients gave Dr. Benjamin an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benjamin takes. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Benjamin welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Pain, Hip Problems, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Lisa Marie Truchan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
707 North Alvernon Way; Suite 205
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Lisa Truchan is an orthopedic trauma specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Truchan include fractures (broken bones) and trauma. She is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. Dr. Truchan obtained her medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Trauma

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2424 N. Wyatt Drive
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Russell Cohen is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist in Tucson, AZ. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Cohen's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center, Dr. Cohen attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Joel Richard Goode, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5301 E. Grant Road; Orthopaedic Building, 1st Floor
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Joel Goode, who practices in Tucson, AZ, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goode attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4727 E Camp Lowell Drive
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Joel Thompson practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Thompson's education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
630 N Alvernon Way; Suite 351
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Christopher Untch's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Untch is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health, Ankle Problems, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2424 N Wyatt Drive; Suite 100
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Stephen Curtin's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Tucson, AZ. Clinical interests for Dr. Curtin include spine problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Curtin takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Tumor, Fractures, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Cancer, Trauma

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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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