We found 17 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept WellCare near Greenwich, CT.

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

Dr. Karen Sutton practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In Dr. Sutton's practice, she is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery and sports health. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting 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. Charles Aaron Popkin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
32 Strawberry Hill Court; Suite 7, Stamford Office
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Charles Popkin is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Popkin's clinical interests include sports health, sports injuries, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Popkin is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital. Dr. Popkin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Theodore Blaine is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. He is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Blaine honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Blaine attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Blaine speaks Spanish.

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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)

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

Dr. Frank Difazio's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Difazio is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont for residency. Dr. Difazio is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Elizabeth Legatt works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Legatt's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Legatt (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Italian, and Bengali. Dr. Legatt is affiliated with WESTMED Medical Group and Greenwich Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Cryosurgery, Postmenopause, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Florence Imundo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
5 Perryridge Road; Suite 2-2200
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Lisa Imundo's specialty is pediatric rheumatology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Imundo is especially interested in kawasaki disease, lupus, and lyme disease. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors, Nyack Hospital, and Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH). She attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Imundo a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Imundo is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Kawasaki Disease, Arthritis, Lupus, Lyme Disease

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

Dr. Joseph Bellapianta works as an orthopedist. Dr. Bellapianta has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hand surgery procedures. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. Dr. Bellapianta has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Clara Maass Medical Center and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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)

Dr. Benjamin David Roye, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
32 Strawberry Hill Court; Suite 7, Stamford Office
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. Benjamin Roye is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal fracture, cerebral palsy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roye takes. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Roye (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and French. Dr. Roye is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, arthritis, spinal fracture, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery
260 Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT
 

Dr. James Yue specializes in orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. Dr. Yue (or staff) is conversant in German and French. His areas of expertise consist of spine problems, fractures (broken bones), and trauma. Dr. Yue is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yue is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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)

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); he sees patients in Rye Brook, NY. Dr. Madris is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Madris's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Madris (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Bruce McGibbon is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Bridgeport, CT, Trumbull, CT, and New Haven, CT. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. McGibbon takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice 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)

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

Dr. Khalid Abbed is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist in Stamford, CT and New Haven, CT. Patients gave Dr. Abbed an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone tumor, arthritis, spinal fracture

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

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

Dr. Peter Whang practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in New Haven, CT, Guilford, CT, and Stamford, CT. Patients rated Dr. Whang highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whang takes. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Whang welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, compression fractures

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

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

Dr. Lubna Pal specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology and practices in New Haven, CT, Westport, CT, and Stamford, CT. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pal is professionally affiliated with Yale University and Yale New Haven Health System. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. 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)

Specializes in Other, Rheumatology
49 Lake Avenue
Greenwich, CT
 

Dr. Lana Bernstein is a rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) specialist in Greenwich, CT. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bernstein is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernstein honors. She is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Bernstein attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She 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)

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

Dr. Richard Danehower is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Danehower graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Danehower accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He 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)

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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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