We found 45 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept ConnectiCare near Fairfield, CT.

Dr. Rahul Singh Anand, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1305 Post Road; Suite 210
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Rahul Anand is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Fairfield, CT, New Haven, CT, and Derby, CT. In addition to English, Dr. Anand (or staff) speaks Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Anand include vertebroplasty, back pain, and cancer. Dr. Anand is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Anand attended Boston University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Anand is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Anand takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Anand is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Kyphoplasty, Headache, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Vertebroplasty, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
75 Kings Hwy Cutoff; Suite 100
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Robert Stanton is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Stanton is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Stanton graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Stanton has received professional recognition including the following: Edward John Noble Foundation Fellow, Columbia University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
52 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. William Cimino is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in foot problems and ankle problems. Dr. Cimino is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Cimino accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ross Jason Richer, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
75 Kings Highway Cutoff; Suite 100
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Ross Richer specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Richer (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Richer attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Richer is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Pain, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, Tumor, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
226 Mill Hill Avenue; 3rd Floor
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Vivian Argento is a general internist and geriatrician. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Argento honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Argento attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks German.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Dementia, Palliative Care, Hospice, Nursing Home Care

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
305 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Henry Backe specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Stratford, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Backe's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Backe honors. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Backe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Backe is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
650 Clinton Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Allen Schlein is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Schlein is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He honors Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schlein welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1275 Post Road; Suite 208
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. David Brown is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Bridgeport, CT, Fairfield, CT, and New Haven, CT. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Brown's residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Brown (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Brown's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
75 King's Hwy Cutoff
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. John Awad is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Awad's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Awad accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, Lumbar Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
75 Kings Hwy Cutoff; Suite 100
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Robert Dawe works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dawe is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Dawe trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Dawe (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Lumbar Stenosis, Fractures

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
75 Kings Hwy Cutoff; Suite 100
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. David Bindelglass practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, arthritis surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Bindelglass graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Bridgeport Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bindelglass's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Revision Surgery, Fractures, Arthritis, Total Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Rolf H Langeland, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
75 Kings Highway Cutoff
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Rolf Langeland's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Langeland obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hartford Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and knee surgery. He honors AARP, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Langeland is professionally affiliated with Newport Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Tendonitis, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1275 Post Road; Suite 208
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Arthur Geiger is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Fairfield, CT and New Haven, CT. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Geiger include knee problems, rotator cuff surgery, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Geiger is accepting new patients. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New England Baptist Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, Tendonitis, Closed Reduction, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
305 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Dante Brittis is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Fairfield, CT, Stratford, CT, and Shelton, CT. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Brittis attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Brittis is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Fractures, Knee Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
111 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Neil Smerling's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smerling honors. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Smerling is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
36 Sanford Street
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Lee Forest practices family medicine in Stratford, CT, Fairfield, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Forest attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Forest is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Forest (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Bronchitis, Preventive Cardiology, Pap Test, Hypertension, Osteopathic Manipulation, Well Women ... (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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