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Dr. Rosa A. Tang M.D.
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
average rating 4.28 stars (16 ratings)
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Tang's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Tang average 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Tang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tang accepts. Dr. Tang is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Cayetano Heredia University, she performed her residency at Georgetown University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Tang has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Pituitary Surgery, Myasthenia ... (Read more)

Louis Samuel Stryker MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4.65 stars (85 ratings)
301 University Boulevard; Utmb- Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Louis Stryker's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in joint problems and hip problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Stryker a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stryker honors. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Dr. Stryker performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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All Interests: Joint Problems, Hip Problems

David A. Yngve M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4.6 stars (46 ratings)
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. David Yngve's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Yngve's clinical interests: scoliosis, musculoskeletal problems, and cerebral palsy. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Yngve completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Cerebral Palsy, Spine Problems

Kelly W. Stephenson M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4.82 stars (158 ratings)
301 University Boulevard; Department of Ortho Surg & Rehab
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Stephenson sees patients in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. Her medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Stephenson's areas of clinical interest consist of joint problems and hip problems. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patient reviews placed Dr. Stephenson at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Joint Problems, Hip 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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