We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Hialeah, FL.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7100 W 20th Avenue; Suite 101
Hialeah, FL

Dr. Orestes Rosabal is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. These areas are among Dr. Rosabal's clinical interests: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), sports health, and arthritis. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Rosabal attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Roy Cardoso, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15600 Nw 67th Avenue; Suite 306
Miami Lakes, FL

Dr. Roy Cardoso practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Miami Lakes, FL, Plantation, FL, and Hialeah, FL. Dr. Cardoso's clinical interests include shoulder surgery, wrist surgery, and hand surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Cardoso completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Cardoso (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Other
2140 W 68th Street; Suite 201
Hialeah, FL

Patient reviews placed Dr. Roberto Moya at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Moya is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His residency was performed at Miami Children's Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alfredo Machado, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3601 Nw 107 Avenue
Doral, FL

Dr. Alfredo Machado practices general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include the following: bulimia, thyroid problems, and hepatitis. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Machado is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine. He trained at Shands at the University of Florida for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Machado speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, muscular dystrophy

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Eating Disorders, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Jo Villar, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
7600 W 20th Avenue; Ste 103-104
Hialeah, FL

Dr. Mary Jo Villar is an adult hematologist and oncologist in Miami, FL and Hialeah, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Villar include osteoporosis, breast cancer, and tumor. She is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Villar attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Cancer, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Blood Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Ernesto Cardenas, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
3785 Nw 82 Avenue; Suite 307
Miami, FL

Dr. Ernesto Cardenas' areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology; he sees patients in Doral, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Cardenas's areas of expertise include osteoporosis, endometriosis, and scar revision. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cardenas obtained his medical school training at Ponce School of Medicine and performed his residency at San Antonio Military Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Scar Revision, Gynecological Problems, Endometriosis, Osteoporosis

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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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