We found 7 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic HMO near Nassau Bay, TX.

Dr. Juan Antonio Serrato Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
250 Blossom Street; Suite 230
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Juan Serrato works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Serrato's clinical interests encompass sports health, trauma, and fractures (broken bones). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Serrato attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Rehan Memon is an anesthesiology, hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and pain medicine specialist in Dickinson, TX, Houston, TX, and Baytown, TX. These areas are among Dr. Memon's clinical interests: back pain, ablation, and musculoskeletal pain. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, arthritis

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Arthritis, Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Ghyasuddin Syed is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Syed a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, minor surgery, and polymyositis. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Syed graduated from Dow Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Scoliosis, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. Rosa A Tang, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Rosa Tang's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Tang include thyroid problems, strabismus, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tang honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Georgetown University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Tang attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Tang's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). Her practice is open to 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. Nikoletta Leontaritis Carayannopoulos, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Nikoletta Carayannopoulos, who practices in Galveston, TX and Stafford, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carayannopoulos accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Carayannopoulos's office for an appointment. Dr. Carayannopoulos's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Carayannopoulos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Bufford Don Moore, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Bufford Moore is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His clinical interests include thigh lift (thighplasty), general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moore accepts. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Moore's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Allen Ross, MD
Specializes in Podiatry, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Ross is a foot doctor and orthopedist. The average patient rating for Dr. Ross is 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include warts, sports health, and laser treatment. Dr. Ross honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Ross's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone infection, bone spurs

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Laser Treatment, Ankle Problems, Neuropathy, Diabetes, Orthopedic ... (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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