We found 11 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Richmond, TX.

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Dr. Steven Edward Flores, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
17520 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Steven Flores is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Flores's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, the University of Texas (UT) Physicians, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Flores has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, osteoporosis, musculoskeletal problems, hand fracture, bone spurs

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Li-Yung Hing, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
17520 W Grand Parkway; Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Li-Yung Hing's medical specialty is family medicine and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Li-Yung Hing include musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. After attending American University of Antigua College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Jeffrey Ensou Liang, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Sports Medicine
1517 Thompson Road
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Liang sees patients in Richmond, TX. His medical specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Highland Hospital's residency program. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Liang at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Liang is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Matthew William Wasserman, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1517 Thompson Road
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Wasserman practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wasserman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Wasserman attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Wasserman's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, the University of Texas (UT) Physicians, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vishal Michael Shah, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1517 Thompson Road; #1100
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Vishal Shah is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Shah completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Eric Frank Berkman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17510 W Grand Parkway South; Suite 450
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Eric Berkman specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Bellaire, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Berkman attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Berkman has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital (MHOSH).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Lawrence Prasarn, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery
17520 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mark Prasarn's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Prasarn is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Prasarn has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital (MHOSH), Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones), bone spurs

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Bone Spurs, Spine Reconstruction, Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Christopher Maier, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7830 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 280
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Michael Maier is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Maier obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Maier average 1.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Maier speaks Spanish. He is accepting new patients.

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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)

Dr. Mohammad Etminan, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1517 Thompson Road; #1100
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Etminan works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. Dr. Etminan attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patient ratings for Dr. Etminan average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Etminan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spinal Fusion, Vertebroplasty, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Moona Haque, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
17510 West Grand Parkway; #310
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Moona Haque is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Haque include menopause, ablation, and minor surgery. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Haque attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Haque is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Gynecologic Procedures, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
17510 W Grand Parkway S, Suite 430; Sugar Land Women's Care Pllc
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Chau Nguyen-Tran's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen-Tran accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Breast Exam, Menopause, Osteoporosis, Pap Test, Pelvic Pain

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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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