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We found 46 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 doctor in Fairfield, CT, New Haven, CT, and Derby, CT. Dr. Anand (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Anand's areas of expertise include the following: vertebroplasty, cancer, and nerve block. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Anand attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Robert Stanton's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stanton studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Stanton's medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His distinctions include: Edward John Noble Foundation and Fellow, Columbia University. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Stanton has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. William Gerard Cimino, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
52 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. William Cimino is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Cimino is 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Cimino focuses on foot problems and ankle problems. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cimino takes. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He is conversant in 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. Tito V Vasquez, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2600 Post Road; Suite 206
Southport, CT
 

Dr. Tito Vasquez's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vasquez's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Western Connecticut Health Network, Yale New Haven Health System, and St. Vincent Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania and Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Vasquez attended medical school at New York Medical College.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Body Contouring, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Henry Anthony Backe Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
75 Kings Highway Cutoff
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Henry Backe is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Backe accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Temple University Hospital for his residency. Dr. Backe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Backe is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. 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)

Dr. Vivian Schoeppner Schoeppner, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
226 Mill Hill Avenue; 3rd Floor
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Vivian Argento's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Argento takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. In addition to English, she speaks German. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She 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 Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
650 Clinton Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Allen Schlein sees patients in Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Schlein is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Mayo Clinic. He speaks Spanish.

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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)

Dr. Arthur Gregory Geiger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1275 Post Road; Suite 208
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Arthur Geiger is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Fairfield, CT and New Haven, CT. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Geiger include knee problems, rotator cuff surgery, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Geiger's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Geiger is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Thomas Rago practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Bridgeport, CT, Brigdeport, CT, and New Haven, CT. Patient ratings for Dr. Rago average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rago graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to 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's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Cuteri average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Cuteri (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Cuteri 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: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Rolf Langeland's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and knee surgery. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Dr. Langeland completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Langeland 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, 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's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Fairfield, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stratford, CT. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Richer's practice is open to new patients. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Richer (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese.

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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)

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

Dr. Lee Forest works as a family medicine physician in Stratford, CT, Fairfield, CT, and New Haven, CT. Patient ratings for Dr. Forest average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Forest honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Forest is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Forest (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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

Dr. John Awad, who practices in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Awad accepts. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Awad performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Awad 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. Douglas Duchen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3715 Main Street; Suite 200
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Douglas Duchen specializes in family medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Duchen a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Royal Free Hospital and Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Duchen attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Duchen is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Hepatitis, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Outpatient Care, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Well Women Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Andrew McGibbon, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5520 Park Avenue; Garden Level
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Bruce McGibbon, who practices in Bridgeport, CT, Trumbull, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. McGibbon obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cancer Screening, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Brain Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, ... (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.