We found 10 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
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (85 ratings)
613 S Magnolia Avenue; Suite 1
Tampa, FL

Dr. Charles Craythorne is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Tampa, FL. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. These areas are among Dr. Craythorne's clinical interests: sports health, shoulder arthritis, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). The average patient rating for Dr. Craythorne is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans. In addition to English, Dr. Craythorne (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Joseph's Hospital - North.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis, Tennis Elbow, Shoulder Arthritis, Hip Osteoarthritis, Fractures

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, Arthrosco ... (Read more)

Charles Nofsinger MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.27 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
13220 Usf Laurel Drive Mdc106
Tampa, FL

Dr. Charles Nofsinger's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Tampa, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nofsinger's areas of expertise include ankle sprain, hip injury, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Nofsinger's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Swedish.

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Relevant Interests: , Dislocation, Biceps Tendon Injury, Ankle Sprain, Osteoarthritis, Arthritis, Fractures, ACL Injury

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

David Leffers MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.52 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
13220 Usf Laurel Drive - Mdc 106
Tampa, FL

Dr. David Leffers is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leffers include arthroscopic surgery, ankle sprain, and hip injury. Dr. Leffers honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Leffers attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally 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, Fractures, ACL Injury

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

Kathryn L Hall MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL

Dr. Kathryn Hall is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in Tampa, FL. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Hall's areas of expertise include the following: facelift, juvederm, and nasal fractures. She 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. Hall has received distinctions including 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. She is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Nasal Fractures

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Nasal Fractures, Juvederm, Radiesse, Laryngoscopy, Thyroidectomy, Septoplasty, Boto ... (Read more)

Thomas Freeman MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Average rating 4.14 stars out of 5 (31 ratings)
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL

Dr. Thomas Freeman is a neurosurgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Freeman include scoliosis, laminectomy, and bulging disc. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Freeman trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Freeman's distinctions include: 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. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Bone Spurs

All Interests: Bone Spurs, Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal Instrum ... (Read more)

Juan S Uribe MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Average rating 4.08 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL

Dr. Juan Uribe sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Uribe include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and thoracic herniated disc. Dr. Uribe is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Uribe 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 is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the following distinctions: Best Research Abstract, Annual SOLAS Meeting and Plantinum Annual Research Award, University of South Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

Rossitza Iakimova Iakimova Chichkova MD
Specializes in Neurology
Average rating 4.16 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
2 Tampa General Circle; 7th Floor
Tampa, FL

Dr. Rossitza Chichkova's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her areas of expertise include general neurology, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chichkova 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. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Chichkova attended medical school at Medical University of Varna. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Chichkova has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Muscle Diseases

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Neuropathy, Electroencephalography, Nerve Conduction Studies, Muscle Diseases, Electr ... (Read more)

Michael A Miranda DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 4.31 stars out of 5 (18 ratings)
2 Tampa General Circle; Suite 4
Tampa, FL

Dr. Michael Miranda is an orthopedic surgeon in Tampa, FL, Temple Terrace, FL, and Brandon, FL. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Miranda include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and reverse total shoulder replacement. Dr. Miranda is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for his residency. Dr. Miranda has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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: , Fractures

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

John Carter MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
Average rating 3.91 stars out of 5 (20 ratings)
5802 N. 30th Street, Tampa; Floor 33613
Tampa, FL

Dr. John Carter is an adult rheumatologist in Tampa, FL. In Dr. Carter's practice, he is particularly interested in osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Carter a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Outstanding Faculty Research Award, USF Health; America's Most Compassionate Doctors Award; and Patients' Choice Recognition Award. He welcomes 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, Ankylo ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
4211 West Boy Scout Boulevard; Suite 400
Tampa, FL

Dr. James Ronzo's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Hill, FL, Spring Hill, FL, and Tampa, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, minimally invasive procedures, and microdiscectomy. He is affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital. Dr. Ronzo attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ronzo completed a residency program at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ronzo accepts Cigna, CIGNA Plans, CIGNA HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Fractures

All Interests: Scoliosis, Microdiscectomy, Fractures, Surgical Procedures, Spine Surgery Procedures, Minimally Inva ... (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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