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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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Fairfield, CT, New Haven, CT, and Derby, CT. Dr. Anand (or staff) speaks Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: vertebroplasty, cancer, and nerve block. Dr. Anand's hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Anand's training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Anand accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. Dr. Stanton accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Edward John Noble Foundation and Fellow, Columbia University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Stanton is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In Dr. Cimino's practice, he is particularly interested in foot problems and ankle problems. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has an open panel. Dr. Cimino studied medicine 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 practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Southport, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Vasquez graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania and Nassau University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Vasquez include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network, Yale New Haven Health System, and St. Vincent Hospital. Dr. Vasquez is accepting new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Fairfield, CT, Stratford, CT, and Shelton, CT. Dr. Backe (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Backe is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Patient reviews placed Dr. Backe at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Bridgeport, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stratford, CT. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Argento studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Argento is conversant in German. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting 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's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. Dr. Schlein is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is 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)

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

Dr. Arthur Geiger is an orthopedist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, rotator cuff surgery, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Geiger's hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Geiger accepts. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at New England Baptist Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Geiger attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine.

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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. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rago attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. On average, patients gave Dr. Rago a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rago honors. Dr. Rago's practice 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Bridgeport, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Cuteri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cuteri accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice is open to 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
75 Kings Hwy Cutoff; Suite 100
Fairfield, CT
 

Dr. Rolf Langeland's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and knee surgery. Dr. Langeland is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors AARP, Anthem, ConnectiCare, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Langeland is conversant in Spanish.

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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 orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Richer accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Richer (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Richer has an open panel.

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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's medical specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Forest is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Forest (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Fairfield, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Awad's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Awad's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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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 and practices in Trumbull, CT, Bridgeport, CT, and New Haven, CT. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school and subsequently trained at Royal Free Hospital and Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center for residency. 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Duchen is accepting 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 specializes in radiation oncology. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. McGibbon accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. McGibbon's office for an appointment.

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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.