We found 37 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential Health near Miami, FL.

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Dr. Rafael J Fernandez Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2916 S. Douglas Road; Suiite 1
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Fernandez specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Fernandez's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, leg problems, and foot problems. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Alejandro Posada, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2601 South West 37th Avenue; Suite 602
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Posada is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He graduated from Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). The average patient rating for Dr. Posada is 5.0 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Posada has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Posada's hospital/clinic affiliations include Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Orestes Rosabal specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Rosabal's medical residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosabal include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), sports health, and arthritis. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosabal speaks Spanish. His professional 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. Seth Detchon Dodds, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
900 Nw 17th Street; Suite 10a
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Seth Dodds is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dodds honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dodds offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Andreas G Tzakis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1611 Nw 12th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andreas Tzakis specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Tzakis studied medicine at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. For Dr. Tzakis's residency, Dr. Tzakis trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, the University Hospital of Brooklyn, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tzakis include polycystic kidney disease, liver tumor, and acute kidney injury (AKI). Dr. Tzakis's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tzakis honors. Dr. Tzakis has received the following distinctions: Cleveland Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Tzakis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek and French. Dr. Tzakis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, FL) - Main Campus, Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , angiosarcoma

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Angiosarcoma, Liver Tumor, Fibroma, Acute Kidney Injury, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Harry Temple, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1400 North West 12th Avenue; Suite 2
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Harry Temple, who practices in Miami, FL, Aventura, FL, and Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a medical specialist in oncology (cancer care) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Temple has a special interest in cancer and musculoskeletal problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Plantation General Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Temple has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Bone Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Cancer, Transplant Procedures

Dr. John Woodward Hoover III, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
2575 Sw 67th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. John Hoover practices family medicine, urgent care, and emergency medicine in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoover include depression, acne, and laser treatment. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hoover is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He trained at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Graves Disease, Postmenopause, Erectile Dysfunction, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Sickle Cell ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey James Gibson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 403
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Gibson specializes in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery and practices in Miami, FL. Dr. Gibson (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His clinical interests include laser resurfacing, injectable fillers, and wounds. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital and Mercy Miami Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Patients rated Dr. Gibson highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Injectable Fillers, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Facial Problems, Laser Treatment, Botox Injection, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1190 Nw 95th Street; Suite 305
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Thesselon Monderson's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Monderson attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Monderson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2601 Sw 37th Avenue; Suite 505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Miami, FL. Dr. Loynaz's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine. Dr. Loynaz completed his residency training at Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Postmenopause, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Ricardo Adolfo Girala, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3661 S. Miami Avenue; Suite 510
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Girala is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Girala average 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, migraine, and osteoporosis. 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. Girala studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at California Hospital Medical Center for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Hypertension, Migraine, Diabetes, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael A Tidwell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3100 Sw 62 Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Tidwell is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Miami, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Tidwell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tidwell include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Diseases, Tumor, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Rosendo Ignacio Collazo, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
336 Nw 5th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rosendo Collazo's specialty is general internal medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Collazo include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), graves disease, and liver disease. Dr. Collazo is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Collazo obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Graves Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Wounds, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Reuven Bromberg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology, Adult Rheumatology
1330 Coral Way; Suite 403
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Reuven Bromberg is a pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology specialist in Miami, FL. Dr. Bromberg (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Bromberg is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Bromberg attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. 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: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Osteoporosis

Dr. Antonio R Prats, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 605
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Prats' specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. His clinical interests include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and osteoporosis. Dr. Prats's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prats honors. Dr. Prats's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Scoliosis, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Spinal Cord Injuries

Dr. Hernan Raul Baquerizo, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
3661 S Miami Avenue; #505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Hernan Baquerizo specializes in adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, osteoporosis, and graves disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. Baquerizo at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Baquerizo's medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, 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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