We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Edina, MN.

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Dr. Douglas Alan Becker, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8100 West 78th Street; Suite 220
Edina, MN

Dr. Douglas Becker's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Becker is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Abbott Northwestern Center for Outpatient Care. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Becker trained at Mayo Clinic for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Mark Francis Swiontkowski, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8100 Northland Boulevard
Bloomington, MN

Dr. Marc Swiontkowski is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Minneapolis, MN, Bloomington, MN, and Se Minneapolis, MN. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Swiontkowski include leg length discrepancy, osteomyelitis, and fractures (broken bones). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Park Nicollet Clinic - Meadowbrook, Regions Hospital, and M Health Clinics and Surgery Center. Dr. Swiontkowski accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors. He speaks German.

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

All Interests: Fractures, Osteomyelitis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Leg Length Discrepancy

Dr. Jeffery A Allen, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
5775 Wayzata Boulevard; Suite 255, Floor 2, Suite 255
St. Louis Park, MN

Dr. Jeffrey Allen is a physician who specializes in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Allen average 1.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Allen include myasthenia gravis, guillain-barre syndrome, and inflammation. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Allen trained at Tufts Medical Center for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2016 Edition; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor - Rising Star". Dr. Allen's professional affiliations include the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , muscular dystrophy, muscle diseases (myopathies)

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Ultrasound, Neuromuscular Disorders, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuropathy, Muscle ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Andrew Davis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8100 Northland Drive
Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Richard Davis is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. In Dr. Davis's practice, he is particularly interested in spine problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthPartners Specialty Center and Regions Hospital. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics' residency program. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Davis takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Fractures, Spine Problems, Trauma

Jeremy Joseph Fleischmann
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
6545 France Avenue S
Edina, MN

Dr. Jeremy Fleischmann's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Fleischmann is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in heel pain, ingrown nails, and plantar fasciitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Fairview Ridges Hospital and Fairview Southdale Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fleischmann takes.

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Relevant Interests: , Achilles tendon problems, arthritis, sprains, fractures (broken bones), bone spurs

All Interests: Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Bone Spurs, Achilles Tendon Problems, Wounds, Hammer Toe, Ingrown Nails, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8100 W 78th Street; Suite 225
Edina, MN

Dr. Gregory Folsom is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Folsom studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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