We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1443 near Land O Lakes, FL.

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Dr. Samantha Sue Lindsay MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
average rating 3.25 stars (2 ratings)
16541 Pointe Village Drive; Suite 211
Lutz, FL
 

Dr. Samantha Lindsay is a Lutz, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. Her clinical interests include steroid injections, warts, and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Lindsay is affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lindsay's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Issues, Cryosurgery, Primary Care, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Alicia M. Fierro DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2100 Viaduct Bella Boulevard; Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Alicia Fierro's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. She is especially interested in osteoporosis, lupus, and pregnancy. She is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Fierro graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Fierro takes 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: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lupus, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases, Pregnancy

Scott Steven Gargasz MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
2318 Greenbranch Drive; Suite 101 & 102 Building 2
Wesley Chapel, FL
 

Dr. Scott Gargasz works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Wesley Chapel, FL and Tampa, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Gargasz average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gargasz include amputation, trigger point injections, and vascular disease. Dr. Gargasz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. 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. Gargasz attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Akron General Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Skin Infection, Fractures, Trigger Point Injections, Hand Problems, Amputation, ... (Read more)

Ernesto Rodriguez M.D.
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2100 Viaduct Bella Boulevard; Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. Ernesto Rodriguez specializes in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. His professional affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Rodriguez graduated from Ponce School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Osteoporosis

David Sikes MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 4.16 stars (9 ratings)
2100 Viaduct Bella Boulevard; Land O Lakes - Multi Specialty Campus
Land O Lakes, FL
 

Dr. David Sikes is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise consist of rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma. On average, patients gave Dr. Sikes a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Sikes is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma

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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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