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Dr. Mark W Hollmann, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
740 West Plymouth Avenue; Suite #100
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Mark Hollmann practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hollmann attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Hollmann is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, shoulder tendonitis, fibula (calf bone) fracture, ankle sprain, tibia (shin bone) fracture, wrist fracture, PCL injury, knee fracture, elbow fracture, hip osteoarthritis, hand fracture, ACL injury, gout, ankle fracture, shoulder dislocation, rib fracture, Achilles tendon problems, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, pelvic fracture, hip fracture, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), adhesive capsulitis, golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), knee osteoarthritis, spinal fracture, spinal osteoarthritis, foot fracture

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Tibia Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Alfredo Angel Pegoraro, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
665 Peachwood Drive; Suite 1
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Pegoraro practices adult nephrology in Orange City, FL and Deland, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Pegoraro attended medical school at National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Pegoraro accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Gout, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory L Ortega, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1070 N Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Ortega sees patients in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Dr. Ortega attended National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena for medical school. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Santosh M Nair, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1070 N Stone Street
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Santosh Nair practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Nair attended Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and the University of Madras and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: PET Scan, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Bone Problems, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neeraj Sharma, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1070 N Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Neeraj Sharma is a medical specialist in oncology (cancer care) and hematology (blood disorders). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sharma graduated from Indira Gandhi Medical College and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. His professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kottapurath K Kunjumoideen, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
810 N. Spring Garden Avenue
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Kottapurath Kunjumoideen is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Lake Mary, FL, Orange City, FL, and Deland, FL. Dr. Kunjumoideen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Calicut Medical College. He trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1070 N Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Bhanu Visvalingam is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Orange City, FL, Sanford, FL, and Deland, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Visvalingam attended Boston University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

All Interests: PET Scan, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1070 North Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Seema Harichand-Herdt is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Harichand-Herdt is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Postpartum Issues, Kaposi's Sarcoma, Sickle Cell Disease, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Giselle M Mery, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1070 N . Stone Street; Suite C
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Gizelle Mery is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Mery is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Mery attended New York Medical College for medical school. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: PET Scan, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Bone Problems, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (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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