We found 9 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare Bronze EPO near College Station, TX.

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Dr. Nicholas McKernan, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
800 Scott and White Drive
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Nick McKernan works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in College Station, TX and Brenham, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. McKernan include pain management. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. He is in-network for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, United Healthcare Silver, and more. He attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Outstanding Resident Research Day Presentation. Dr. McKernan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain

All Interests: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Joint Pain, Cancer Pain, Radiofrequency ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew David Stephen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1700 University Drive East
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Stephen practices pediatric endocrinology in Temple, TX, College Station, TX, and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Stephen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Stephen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Stephen has received professional recognition including the following: Carey M. Pearcy Chief Resident in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital at Scott & White and Pediatric Research Scholar Award, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders, Adrenal Disorders

Dr. Vasile Mihai Bota, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
800 Scott and White Drive
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Vasile Bota is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist. Dr. Bota completed Dr. Bota's residency training at Roger Williams Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Bota takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Bota speaks Romanian. Dr. Bota is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Hyperthyroidism, Parathyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Marcin Czerwinski, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
700 Scott and White Drive
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Marcin Czerwinski is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Czerwinski completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Czerwinski include: Surgeon Scientist Research Award and Best Maxillofacial Research Award, Senior Residents Conference. Dr. Czerwinski (or staff) speaks French and Polish. Dr. Czerwinski is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , bone tumor

All Interests: Craniofacial Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate, Skull Base Tumors, Bone Tumor

Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3121 University Drive E.; Suite 100
Bryan, TX
 

Dr. Brian Seabolt is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Seabolt has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Corey W Pollard
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
800 Scott and White Drive
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Corey Pollard practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Ennis, TX and College Station, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Dr. Pollard's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , Achilles tendonitis

All Interests: Warts, Tendon Repair, Ingrown Toenails, Pes Planus, Surgical Repair, Hammer Toe Surgery, Diabetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Evaggelos Sermas, MD
Specializes in Neurology
800 Scott & White Drive; 3rd Floor
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Angelo Sermas is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in College Station, TX. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Dr. Sermas attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Sermas honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2014-2015.

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Relevant Interests: , muscle diseases (myopathies)

All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Dementia, Cerebrovascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Justin Boone Barrow, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1600 University Drive E
College Station, TX
 

Dr. Justin Barrow's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Barrow is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Before performing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Barrow attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barrow accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Physicals, Soft Tissue Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. William P Bryant, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1700 University Drive East
College Station, TX
 

Dr. William Bryant specializes in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Bryant honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bryant include: Robert M. O'Neal Award; Nominee, Maxwell Johnson Memorial Award; and Magna Cum Laude. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders, Adrenal Disorders

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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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