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

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

Dr. Theodore Blaine, who practices in New Haven, CT, West Haven, CT, and Stamford, CT, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Blaine's clinical interests include rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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. His practice is open to 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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sutton include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. Dr. Sutton is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Sutton welcomes 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)

Dr. Frank Anthony Difazio, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
1290 Summer Street; Suite 4400
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Frank Difazio practices orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Dr. Difazio is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Dr. Difazio attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Difazio 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 is a general OB/GYN. Dr. Legatt studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for her residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Legatt average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Legatt accepts ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Legatt (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Italian, and Bengali. Her professional affiliations include WESTMED Medical Group and Greenwich Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. James Yue practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Yue include spine problems, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Yue completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Yue (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Disc Replacement, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Fractures, Lower Back ... (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' areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Madris is in-network for Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Madris (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is professionally 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: 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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abbed is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, spinal fracture

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

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

Dr. Richard Danehower's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. 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, 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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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
260 Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Michael Leslie's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Leslie's residency was performed at Peninsula Hospital Center. Dr. Leslie (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Polish. Dr. Leslie is affiliated with Yale University and Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, pelvic fracture, elbow fracture, ankle fracture, foot fracture

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Hip Problems, Ankle Fracture, Pelvic Fracture, Pelvic Pain, Hip ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Peter Whang's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Whang accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His professional affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Whang has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, compression fractures

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

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Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
49 Lake Avenue
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Lana Bernstein's area of specialization is rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Bernstein honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Bernstein welcomes new patients.

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

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

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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
49 Lake Avenue
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Kapil Desai is a diagnostic radiologist. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO. Dr. Desai has an open panel. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He speaks Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Tumor, Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal Problems, Injections

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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 in New Haven, CT, Westport, CT, and Stamford, CT. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pal is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Pal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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