We found 12 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept CIGNA Plans near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Charles Barry Craythorne, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
613 S Magnolia Avenue; Suite 1
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Craythorne works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Tampa, FL. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Craythorne include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Craythorne's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Craythorne accepts. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Craythorne (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German.

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

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

Dr. Charles Cole Nofsinger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13220 Usf Laurel Drive Mdc106
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Nofsinger's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Nofsinger obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. His clinical interests include ankle sprain, hip injury, and sports health. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Nofsinger speaks Swedish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Nofsinger welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, biceps tendon injury, ankle sprain, osteoarthritis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Leffers, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13220 Usf Laurel Drive Mdc106; Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Leffers, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, ankle sprain, and hip injury. The average patient rating for Dr. Leffers is 4.5 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. Dr. Leffers is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, biceps tendon injury, ankle sprain, osteoarthritis, arthritis, sprains, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Erwin Murphy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
602 South Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Murphy is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Murphy is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and a graduate of Orlando Regional Medical Center's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: sports injuries and auto injuries. 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. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Murphy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Florida Medical Clinic, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Auto Injuries, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries

Dr. Arnold M Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine
602 South Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Arnold Ramirez sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ramirez include 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. Ramirez is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Ramirez is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Kathryn Lane Hall, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kathryn Hall is an otolaryngologist in Tampa, FL. Her clinical interests include juvederm, nasal fractures, and facelift. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Hall 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. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Hall's medical residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hall include: Resident Research Competition 2nd Place, Northeastern Ohio Otolarygology Association; Scientific Contest 3rd Place, Metro Health Medical Center Scientific Contest; and Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation, American Medical Women's Association Inc.

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Relevant Interests: , nasal fractures

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Nasal Fractures, Eyelid Problems, Juvederm, Brow Lift, Facial Problems, Radiesse, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan S Uribe, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2 Tampa General Circle; 7th Floor, Usf Department of Neurosurgery
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Juan Uribe practices neurosurgery in Tampa, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and thoracic herniated disc. Dr. Uribe takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Uribe has received the following distinctions: Best Research Abstract, Annual SOLAS Meeting and Plantinum Annual Research Award, University of South Florida. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, spinal fracture

All Interests: Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scoliosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas B Freeman, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
17 Davis Boulevard; 17 Davis Medical Building
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Freeman practices neurosurgery in Tampa, FL. Dr. Freeman's areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, laminectomy, and bulging disc. His average patient rating is 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Freeman is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Freeman trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received distinctions including The Molly & Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award, American Society of Neural Therapy and Repair; Best Doctors in America, US News and World Reports; and Top 1% of Neurosurgeons in the U.S., US News and World Reports. Dr. Freeman's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, spinal fracture, bone spurs

All Interests: Bone Spurs, Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rossitza Iakimova Iakimova Chichkova, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2 Tampa General Circle; 7th Floor, Usf Department of Neurology
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Rossitza Chichkova's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Chichkova include general neurology, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). Dr. Chichkova takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Medical University of Varna and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Chichkova is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , muscle diseases (myopathies)

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neuropathy, Electroencephalography, Nerve Conduction ... (Read more)

Dr. John D Carter, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5802 N. 30th Street, Tampa; Floor 33613
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Carter works as an adult rheumatologist in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Carter include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Carter is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Carter has received professional recognition including the following: Outstanding Faculty Research Award, USF Health; America's Most Compassionate Doctors Award; and Patients' Choice Recognition Award. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Carter's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Anthony Miranda, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; Suite 4
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Miranda is an orthopedist. Dr. Miranda graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Miranda include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and reverse total shoulder replacement. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Miranda honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4211 West Boy Scout Boulevard; Suite 400
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. James Ronzo sees patients in Hill, FL, Tampa, FL, and Spring Hill, FL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ronzo is especially interested in scoliosis, minimally invasive procedures, and microdiscectomy. He takes Cigna, CIGNA HMO, and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ronzo trained at Genesys Regional Medical Center. He is affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fracture, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Scoliosis, Microdiscectomy, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Surgical Procedures, Spine 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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