We found 11 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare Navigate near Winter Haven, FL.

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Dr. Edward Henry George Becker III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 Avenue I Ne
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Edward Becker is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Becker a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Becker include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and tenolysis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Becker accepts. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Becker speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Winter Haven Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bursitis, osteoarthritis, knee ligament injury, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

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

Dr. Robert Bryan Butler, MD, BA
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Avenue I Ne
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. R. Butler's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Butler include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and tenolysis. 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 attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Winter Haven Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bursitis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, knee ligament injury, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

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

Dr. Maury Lind Fisher, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 Avenue K Se; Suite 4
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Maury Fisher works as an orthopedic surgeon and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Winter Haven, FL and Sebring, FL. Dr. Fisher is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fisher trained at Ochsner Medical Center. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Winter Haven Women's Hospital and Bartow Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Problems

Dr. Juan Carlos Alvarez, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 Avenue K Se; Suite 4
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Juan Alvarez sees patients in Sebring, FL and Winter Haven, FL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Alvarez is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, hip replacement, and foot problems. He is affiliated with Winter Haven Women's Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alvarez graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Alvarez trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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

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

Dr. Samuel S Messieh, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1601 Sixth Street
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Sam Messieh is an orthopedist in Winter Haven, FL and Sebring, FL. He graduated from Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Dr. Messieh's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Messieh accepts. Dr. Messieh's professional affiliations include Winter Haven Women's Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Problems

Dr. Adam Franklin Jester, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
100 Avenue I Ne
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Adam Jester's specialty is orthopedic trauma. He has indicated that his clinical interests include fractures (broken bones). He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Jester's education and training includes medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is professionally affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital, Winter Haven Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Casting, Trauma

Dr. Jeffrey Dean Watson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Avenue I Ne
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Watson practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Tampa, FL, Brandon, FL, and Plant City, FL. Dr. Watson's areas of expertise include strains, arthroscopic surgery, and tenolysis. 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 attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Watson's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Florida Baptist Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Joseph's Hospital - North.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bursitis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, knee ligament injury, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), joint problems, ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Bursitis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Joint Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Ponnavolu Dayakar Reddy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 Avenue K Se; Suite 4
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Ponnavolu Reddy is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reddy include hip replacement, knee problems, and foot problems. Dr. Reddy is affiliated with Winter Haven Women's Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Westchester Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Kevin Lerner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 E Central Avenue
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Robert Lerner is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Winter Haven, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lerner 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. Lerner is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Winter Haven Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Patrick D Sullivan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 Avenue D Nw
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Patrick Sullivan is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sullivan is professionally affiliated with Winter Haven Women's Hospital. Before performing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Sullivan attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Leg Problems

Dr. Larry Randell Padgett Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
250 3rd Street Nw; Suite 201
Winter Haven, FL
 

Dr. Larry Padgett specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Padgett is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. In his practice, Dr. Padgett focuses on sports health, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. His average rating from his patients 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Winter Haven Women's Hospital and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems

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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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