We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Gold 101 near Galveston, TX.

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Dr. Rosa A Tang, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Tang is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Galveston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Tang include thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. The average patient rating for Dr. Tang is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Tang is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University. Her training includes residency programs at Georgetown University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Tang speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

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

Dr. Vinod Kumar Panchbhavi, MS, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 University Boulevard; Department of Ortho Surg & Rehab
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Panchbhavi has a special interest in foot problems and ankle problems. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Dr. Panchbhavi has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Problems, Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nikoletta Leontaritis Carayannopoulos, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 University Boulevard; Route 0164
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Nikoletta Carayannopoulos' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Carayannopoulos honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Carayannopoulos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Dr. Louis Samuel Stryker, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 University Boulevard; Utmb- Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Louis Stryker specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in League City, TX, Galveston, TX, and San Antonio, TX. Dr. Stryker's areas of expertise include joint problems and hip problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. Dr. Stryker 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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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Joint Problems, Hip Problems

Dr. David A Yngve, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 University Boulevard; Department of Ortho Surg & Rehab
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. David Yngve's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Yngve highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, musculoskeletal problems, and cerebral palsy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yngve attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Kelly W Stephenson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 University Boulevard; Department of Ortho Surg & Rehab
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Stephenson's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Stephenson focuses on joint problems and hip problems. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Stephenson speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

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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