We found 12 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept MultiPlan near Detroit, MI.

Dr. Syed Rafeeq Ahmed, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
261 Mack Avenue
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Ahmed's hospital/clinic affiliations include DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Alan Michael Afsari, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
22101 Moross Road Pbi; Suite 214
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Alan Afsari is an orthopedist. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, pelvic surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Afsari is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Afsari's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI), and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Arthritis, Orthopedic Surgery, Hip Replacement, Hip Surgery, Bloodless ... (Read more)

Dr. Sherilyn Josephine Russell, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Endocrinology
22201 Moross Road Pbii; Suite 252
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Sherilyn Russell sees patients in Detroit, MI, Grosse Pointe, MI, and Macomb, MI. Her medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Russell include thyroid problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and pregnancy. She honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Russell's training includes a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. She is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI).

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Metabolism, Bone Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Raymond Miller, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4100 John R Street
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Steven Miller is a radiation oncology specialist. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at UNC Hospitals, Dr. Miller attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Sarcoma, Urologic Disorders

Dr. Benjamin J Best, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
22101 Moross Road Pbi; Suite 214
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Benjamin Best is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Best graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Best trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Best is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI).

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Fractures, X-Rays, Trauma

Dr. Elizabeth Ella Puscheck, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
4100 John R
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Elizabeth Puscheck's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Puscheck is affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Puscheck honors. She is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Puscheck has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Osteoporosis, in Vitro Fertilization, Menstrual ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4201 Saint Antoine Street; Uhc Suite 4h
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Veena Watwe is an adult endocrinology specialist. Dr. Watwe (or staff) speaks Marathi, Spanish, and Hindi. She has a special interest in diabetes, thyroid problems, and bone problems. She is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She attended B.J. Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. Dr. Watwe's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Bone Problems, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems

Dr. Steve Ho-Suk Kim, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
4100 John R Street
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Steve Kim works as a cancer surgeon. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and DMC Harper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Pancreatic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Philip Lisak, MD
Specializes in Neurology
4201 St Antoine; Suite 8a & 8b
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Robert Lisak works as a neurologist in Detroit, MI. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Lisak has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , muscle diseases (myopathies)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Muscle Diseases

Dr. Michael Matthew Dominello, DO
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
4100 John R
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Michael Dominello sees patients in Detroit, MI. His medical specialty is radiation oncology. His professional affiliations include DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). He attended the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Norwalk Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Dominello accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Tumor, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Ilyes Benchaala, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
4160 John R; Suite 917
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Ilyes Benchaala, who practices in Detroit, MI, Dearborn, MI, and Troy, MI, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He is especially interested in myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Benchaala (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. He is affiliated with DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Dr. James Franklin Selwa, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neurology
4201 St Antoine; Suite 8a & 8b
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. James Selwa works as a neurophysiologist, neurologist, and neuromuscular medicine specialist in Detroit, MI. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Selwa is conversant in German. His professional affiliations include DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG).

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Relevant Interests: , muscle diseases (myopathies)

All Interests: Electromyography, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuropathy, Muscle Diseases

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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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