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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 sees patients in New Haven, CT, West Haven, CT, and Stamford, CT. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Blaine is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Blaine trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting 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, who practices in Stamford, CT and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Sutton's education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Her areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery and sports health. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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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 is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Difazio is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Difazio's education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont.

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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. The average patient rating for Dr. Legatt is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Legatt takes several insurance carriers, including ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Before performing her residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Dr. Legatt attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Legatt (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Italian, and Bengali. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include WESTMED Medical Group and Greenwich Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Yue (or staff) speaks German and French. His clinical interests encompass spine problems, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Yue attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Yue highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Yue has an open panel.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient ratings for Dr. Madris average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Madris accepts Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Westchester Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Madris (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Madris welcomes 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abbed accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Abbed has an open panel.

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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 specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Danehower attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is conversant in French. He is 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 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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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
260 Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Michael Leslie's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Leslie (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Polish. Dr. Leslie's hospital/clinic affiliations include Yale University and Yale New Haven Health System. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Leslie trained at Peninsula Hospital Center for residency. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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 medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Whang is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Whang is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a rheumatologist in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Bernstein is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernstein honors. Dr. Bernstein is conversant in Russian. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 works as a diagnostic radiologist. He speaks Gujarati. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Desai graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desai takes. He is open to new patients.

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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 an infertility specialist, obstetrician, and gynecologist. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Pal is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pal's practice is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Pal attended Dow Medical College for medical school. Dr. Pal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Punjabi.

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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.