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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 is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schottenfeld include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Schottenfeld attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Schottenfeld is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and JFK Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Replacement, Sports ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1814 East Second Street
Scotch Plains, NJ
(908) 964-6600; (908) 964-6602

Dr. John Faccone's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Union, NJ and Scotch Plains, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and hip injury. Dr. Faccone is affiliated with Atlantic Health System. After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Faccone welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (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
(908) 273-4300; (908) 277-8667

Dr. Jeffrey Bauman practices adult endocrinology in Berkeley Heights, NJ. His clinical interests include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), graves disease, and metabolic disorders. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bauman takes. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Bauman welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bone problems

All Interests: Electrolyte imbalance, Hypoglycemia, Reactive hypoglycemia, abnormal sexual development, abnormal ... (Read more)

Dr. Rachana M Purohit DPM, FACFAS
Specializes in Podiatry (Foot & Ankle Medicine), Foot & Ankle Surgery
1 Diamond Hill Road; Bensley Pavilion, 2nd floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
(908) 673-7255; (908) 277-8871

Dr. Rachana Purohit is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. Her areas of expertise include hammer toe, orthotics, and plantar warts. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Purohit is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Purohit is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone infection, sprains

All Interests: Calluses, Corns, Foot & Ankle, Ankle and Foot Sprains (sports related), arthrodesis, athlete foot, ... (Read more)

David A Printz MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Summit Medical Group
Berkeley Heights, NJ
(908) 273-4300; (908) 277-8673

Dr. David Printz is a physician who specializes in diagnostic radiology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Printz attended medical school at New York Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Printz include 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. He is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Abdominal CT, Abdominal MRI, Abdominal ultrasound, Body computed tomography (CT) imaging, Body ... (Read more)

Richard Todd Paris MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1 Diamond Hill Road,, Lawrence Pavilion, Floor 1; Suite A
Berkeley Heights, NJ
(908) 277-8878; (908) 273-4300

Dr. Richard Paris specializes in family medicine and practices in Berkeley Heights, NJ. His areas of expertise include prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Paris graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Paris (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Paris welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Dehydration, Diet, Diphtheria vaccine, Disorders of the ear, Disorders of the nose, Disorders of ... (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.