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. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Anand include vertebroplasty, back pain, and cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Anand is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Anand (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Robert Stanton is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery and sports health. Dr. Stanton is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Stanton completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Edward John Noble Foundation and Fellow, Columbia University. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. William Cimino, who practices in Fairfield, CT and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cimino's clinical interests encompass foot problems and ankle problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Cimino is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
75 Kings Highway Cutoff
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Henry Backe is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Fairfield, CT, Stratford, CT, and Shelton, CT. Dr. Backe (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Backe is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes 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)

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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 attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Schlein honors Anthem, Health Net, ConnectiCare, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. Vivian Argento practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Bridgeport, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stratford, CT. She speaks German. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Argento obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Argento is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Rolf Langeland works as an orthopedist. Dr. Langeland obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Areas of expertise for Dr. Langeland include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and knee surgery. He takes AARP, Anthem, ConnectiCare, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Langeland has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Ross Richer is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Fairfield, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stratford, CT. In addition to English, Dr. Richer (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese. Dr. Richer is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richer honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, Tumor, Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3101 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Thomas Rago's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Bridgeport, CT, Brigdeport, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Rago attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Open ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph A Cuteri, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
226 Mill Hill Avenue; 3rd Floor
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Cuteri works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Cuteri's education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Cuteri (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Cuteri is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Bloodless ... (Read more)

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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. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Geiger include knee problems, rotator cuff surgery, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Geiger is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Geiger's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency 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)

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

Dr. John Awad sees patients in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patients gave Dr. Awad an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Awad is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Lee Jon Forest, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
36 Sanford Street
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Lee Forest's area of specialization is family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Forest (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Forest is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Forest has an open panel.

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

Dr. David Brown practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Brown average 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown takes. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Brown (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Brown has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. David Bindelglass is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Bindelglass's areas of expertise include hip replacement, arthritis surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Bindelglass is open to new patients.

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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)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1261 Post Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Faye Ahmadian is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Shiraz University of Medical Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Ahmadian honors Anthem, Health Net, ConnectiCare, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (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.