We found 8 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Silver near Tomball, TX.

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Dr. Stephen D Simonich, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
13635 Michel Road
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Simonich's specialties are osteopathic manipulative medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Simonich attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Physicians, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, growth plate fracture

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Partial Hip Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Hip Resurfacing, Ligament Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shaikh Arif Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
455 School Street; Suite 27
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Shaikh Ali's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include musculoskeletal pain, lupus, and polymyositis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ali honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Ali attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Dow Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

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

Dr. Imran Sattar Nathani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
27721 Tomball Parkway; Suite 200
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Imran Nathani's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nathani include thyroid problems, depression, and crohn's disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Nathani average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nathani takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, he performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Nathani has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bursitis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Bursitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contact Dermatitis, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristy D Heatly, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
13406 Medical Complex Drive; Suite 180
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Kristy Heatly works as a family medicine practitioner in Tomball, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Scott and White Healthcare's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Heatly's clinical interests: diabetes, primary care, and pap test. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heatly takes. Dr. Heatly is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Gynecologic Procedures, Primary Care, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Gerard Casagrande, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sleep Medicine
506 Graham Drive; Suite 290
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Michael Casagrande's specialties are family medicine and sleep medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include knee problems, minor surgery, and ulcers. Dr. Casagrande's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). Dr. Casagrande is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Sports Health, Gynecologic Procedures, Hypertension, Knee Problems, Minor Surgery, Physical Exams, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adnan Zia Jafri, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1015 W Main Street
Tomball, TX
 

Dr. Adnan Jafri's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Jafri include sinusitis (sinus infection), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and thyroid problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jafri accepts. Dr. Jafri graduated from Dow Medical College. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC) and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Sinusitis, High ... (Read more)

David Neil Gunther
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
18220 Tomball Parkway Drive; Suite 350
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Gunther specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Gunther include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and ulcers. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gunther is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gunther's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Warts, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Morton's Neuroma, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Osteomyelitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hardeep Bal, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7105 Fm 2920
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Hardeep Bal's area of specialization is family medicine. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bal include diabetes, obesity, and depression. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bal's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Osteoporosis, Preventive ... (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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