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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
21308 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX

Dr. Veena Watwe's specialty is adult endocrinology. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Watwe focuses on diabetes, thyroid problems, and bone problems. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Watwe honors. Dr. Watwe attended B.J. Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. Dr. Watwe (or staff) speaks Marathi, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Bone Problems, Diabetes, Thyroid Problems

Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
21715 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite 102
Katy, TX

Dr. Sunita Gupta, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in adult infectious disease. Her areas of expertise consist of sexually transmitted diseases (STds), osteomyelitis, and lyme disease. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Gupta attended Kasturba Medical College for medical school. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis, bone infection

All Interests: Osteomyelitis, Mouth Problems, Lyme Disease, Eye Problems, Bone Infection, HIV/AIDS, Sexually ... (Read more)

Dr. Dipan Das, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
23960 Katy Freeway; Suite 380
Katy, TX

Dr. Dipan Das practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), arthritis surgery, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Das takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for his residency. Dr. Das is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Tummy Tuck, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Vidhya Subramanian, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1450 W Grand Parkway S; Suite G-190
Katy, TX

Dr. Vidhya Subramanian works as an adult endocrinologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Subramanian include diabetes, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Patients gave Dr. Subramanian an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai, Dr. Subramanian performed her residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Pituitary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology
24608 Kingsland Boulevard
Katy, TX

Dr. Sebastian Villarreal specializes in anesthesiology and practices in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Bellaire, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neck pain. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Villarreal attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Back Pain, Headache, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
21312 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX

Dr. Javier Berrios' area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Berrios's areas of expertise include rheumatoid arthritis. Patient ratings for Dr. Berrios average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic 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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