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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Blaine include rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Blaine is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Blaine is conversant in 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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Sutton's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery and sports health. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Sutton 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)

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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. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Difazio takes. His practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his 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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Legatt is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Legatt honors ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Legatt (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, and Bengali. Dr. Legatt is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Joseph Bellapianta specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hand surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Bellapianta is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bellapianta is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Bellapianta attended Albany Medical College for medical school. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Yue include spine problems, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Yue attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. Dr. Yue (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French. Dr. Yue 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)

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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient reviews placed Dr. Madris at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Madris honors. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Madris (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He 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 practices spine surgery and neurosurgery in Stamford, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Abbed's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Abbed's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He 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 is a specialist in adult rheumatology. 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, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Danehower is conversant in French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Danehower has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is radiation oncology. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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). His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his 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. Peter Whang is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Whang accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Whang attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Whang's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. 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 specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Dr. Bernstein has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernstein takes. Dr. Bernstein welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Bernstein speaks Russian.

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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 practices diagnostic radiology in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Desai trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO. He is conversant in Gujarati. Dr. Desai 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: , 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 practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology in New Haven, CT, Westport, CT, and Stamford, CT. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, she performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Pal is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Yale University and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pal's office for an appointment.

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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.