We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare Medicare near Berkeley Heights, NJ.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1814 East Second Street
Scotch Plains, NJ

Dr. John Faccone practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and hip injury. Dr. Faccone is affiliated with Atlantic Health System. His education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Faccone is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Pain, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Osteoporosis, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Alan Schottenfeld, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1005 N Washington Avenue
Green Brook, NJ

Dr. Mark Schottenfeld's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Schottenfeld's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Schottenfeld include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and JFK Medical Center. Dr. Schottenfeld takes AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Schottenfeld attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Todd Paris, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1 Diamond Hill Road,, Lawrence Pavilion, Floor 1; Suite A
Berkeley Heights, NJ

Dr. Richard Paris' medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Paris include prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. Dr. Paris is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His residency was performed at Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program. In addition to English, Dr. Paris (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and German. Dr. Paris is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, joint problems, gout

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Michael Bauman, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1 Diamond Hill Road/summit Medical Group; Bensley Building, Floor 2
Berkeley Heights, NJ

Dr. Jeffrey Bauman works as an adult endocrinologist in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Dr. Bauman's areas of expertise include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), graves disease, and metabolic disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bauman welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Bauman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bone problems

All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes Management, Thyroiditis, Erectile Dysfunction, Estrogen Replacement ... (Read more)

Rachana M Purohit
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1 Diamond Hill Road; Bensley Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ

Dr. Rachana Purohit practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Purohit include hammer toe, orthotics, and plantar warts. Dr. Purohit's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Purohit average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Purohit is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bone infection, sprains

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Sports Health, Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Nail Fungus, Ingrown Toenails, Morton's ... (Read more)

Dr. David A Printz, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Summit Medical Group
Berkeley Heights, NJ

Dr. David Printz is a diagnostic radiology specialist in Berkeley Heights, NJ, New Providence, NJ, and Westfield, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Printz include abdominal ultrasound, pelvic CT scan, and pelvic ultrasound. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Printz honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. His practice is open to new patients. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: MRI, Pelvic Ultrasound, Ultrasound, Imaging Procedures, Abdominal Problems, Spine Imaging, ... (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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