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Dr. Drew Eugene Warnick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 450; Department 6500003010
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Drew Warnick's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Sarasota, FL, Tampa, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Warnick include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Carillon Surgery Center, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and All Children's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Warnick honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Warnick completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Anthony Stanek Albert, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5880 49th Street North; Suite 104
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Albert specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Albert is especially interested in knee problems, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and arthritis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and Children's Hospital, Dr. Albert attended Medical College of Georgia for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Albert is affiliated with Northside Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and Bardmoor Surgery Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, MRI

Dr. Sanjay Menon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Sanjay Menon specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Menon's clinical interests include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is affiliated with Carillon Surgery Center, BayCare Physician Partners, and Suncoast Medical Clinic. He takes 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 Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Menon attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Hogan Ggregory Yi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10 Pasadena Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Hogan Yi is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include foot problems, hand problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Yi is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yi has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. David T Braun, MBA, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1001 37 Street North; Suite C
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. David Braun is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Braun include knee problems, total elbow replacement, and pain. 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. Braun is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Total ... (Read more)

Dr. George H Canizares, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. George Canizares specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Canizares include joint injections, wrist problems, and sports health. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Canizares 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. Dr. Canizares's education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Physicians Surgery Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
709 16th Street North; Tampa Bay Orthopaedic Specialists
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Smith practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Pinellas Park, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include knee problems, knee replacement, and joint injections. 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 speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

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Dr. Scott Warren Beck, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 450; Department 6500003010
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Scott Beck practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Beck a rating of 4.0 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Beck is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Pain, Hip Problems, Trauma

Dr. Jorge Antonio Rodriquez Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
603 7th Street South; Suite 450
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Rodriguez practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Rodriguez's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, heart problems, and knee ligament injury. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Atlanta Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Rodriguez (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, knee ligament injury, spinal fracture, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Bruce Neustadt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 450; Department 6500003010
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Neustadt practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. His clinical interests encompass scoliosis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Neustadt 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. He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Neustadt speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. Dr. Neustadt's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Scoliosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Spine Problems, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Verl Hahn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 450; Department 6500003010
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Hahn is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. In his practice, Dr. Hahn focuses on scoliosis. Dr. Hahn is affiliated with All Children's Hospital. 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. Dr. Hahn's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul L Benfanti, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 450; Department 6500003010
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Paul Benfanti's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Benfanti's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and wrist problems. His professional affiliations include Carillon Surgery Center, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benfanti accepts. Dr. Benfanti's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Robert L Swiggett Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Robert Swiggett is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Swiggett trained at Tufts Medical Center and New England Baptist Hospital for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee replacement, knee ligament injury, and sports health. 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. Swiggett is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, knee ligament injury, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

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Dr. Clinton Bertrand Davis II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Clinton Davis' specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Davis's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include back pain, knee problems, and joint injections. 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. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. He trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Davis is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Elbow Problems, Spinal Procedures, Shoulder Problems, Back Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Thomas Herrick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4820 Park Boulevard N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Richard Herrick's areas of specialization are hand surgery, foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of foot problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. 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. Herrick graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Herrick (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Bardmoor Surgery Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Thomas Michael Mixa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5959 Central Avenue; Suite 101
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Mixa is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Mixa include knee problems, hallux valgus (big toe bunion), and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Mixa's average patient rating is 3.0 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.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, hip fracture, fractures (broken bones), foot fracture

All Interests: Hallux Valgus, Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (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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