We found 14 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept WellCare near Greenwich, CT.

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
260 Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Theodore Blaine practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Blaine obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Blaine speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , elbow fracture, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Michelle Sutton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
260 Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Karen Sutton's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In her practice, Dr. Sutton focuses on arthroscopic surgery and sports health. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Sutton's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
1290 Summer Street; Suite 4400
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Frank Difazio is an orthopedic traumatologist and sports medicine specialist in Stamford, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Difazio attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Difazio is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth M Legatt, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3030 Westchester Avenue
Purchase, NY
 

Dr. Elizabeth Legatt's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Legatt obtained her medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Legatt (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Bengali. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include WESTMED Medical Group and Greenwich Hospital. Dr. Legatt's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Depression, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Cryosurgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Michael Bellapianta, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
49 Lake Avenue; Suite 205
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Bellapianta is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bellapianta include minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hand surgery procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Dr. Bellapianta's residency was performed at Albany Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Bellapianta is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Total Hip Replacement, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
260 Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. James Yue practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in New Haven, CT, Stamford, CT, and Guilford, CT. Dr. Yue (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French. His areas of clinical interest consist of spine problems, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. Dr. Yue is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yue is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Fractures, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Scott Madris, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
10 Rye Ridge Plaza; Suite #105
Rye Brook, NY
 

Dr. Roger Madris' medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Madris performed his residency at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Madris (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Madris is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Bone Density Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Khalid M Abbed, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
260 Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Khalid Abbed is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in Stamford, CT and New Haven, CT. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abbed graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Abbed is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, spinal fracture

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Cervical Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Herniated Disc, Lumbar ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
49 Lake Avenue
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Richard Danehower practices adult rheumatology in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Danehower attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Danehower honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, gout

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Tendonitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fever, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Lupus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Andrew McGibbon, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
77 Lafayette Place
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Bruce McGibbon is a radiation oncologist in Bridgeport, CT, Trumbull, CT, and New Haven, CT. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. McGibbon completed his residency training 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 affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. McGibbon has an open panel.

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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)

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
190 West Broad Street
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Lubna Pal is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology specialist. Her education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Pal is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Pal (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. Her professional affiliations include Yale University and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Pal is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Menstrual Disorders, Perimenopause, Obesity, Polycystic Ovary ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
260 Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Peter Whang is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Whang a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whang accepts. Dr. Whang is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, compression fractures

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Radiculopathy, Osteoporosis, Neck Pain, Spina Bifida, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
49 Lake Avenue
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Lana Bernstein works as a rheumatologist in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Bernstein's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Dr. Bernstein is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, gout

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
49 Lake Avenue
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Kapil Desai is a physician who specializes in diagnostic radiology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO. Dr. Desai studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Desai completed a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. He speaks Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Desai's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Tumor, Ultrasound, Imaging Procedures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Injections

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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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