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

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

Dr. Mark Schottenfeld's specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. Dr. Schottenfeld's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Schottenfeld's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and JFK Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. John Faccone works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Union, NJ and Scotch Plains, NJ. Dr. Faccone's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and hip injury. He is professionally affiliated with Atlantic Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna. He is open to new patients. Dr. Faccone is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for residency.

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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. 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 is an endocrinologist. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for his residency. Dr. Bauman's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), graves disease, and metabolic disorders. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Bauman is open to new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Purohit include hammer toe, orthotics, and plantar warts. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. She honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Purohit is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a diagnostic radiologist in Berkeley Heights, NJ, New Providence, NJ, and Westfield, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: abdominal ultrasound, pelvic CT scan, and pelvic ultrasound. Dr. Printz accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Printz attended medical school at New York Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: MRI, Pelvic Ultrasound, Ultrasound, Abdominal Problems, Spine Imaging, Musculoskeletal Problems, CT ... (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 works as a family practitioner. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Paris is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Paris welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He trained at Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Paris (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and German.

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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)

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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.