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We found 71 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Medicare near Glen Ridge, NJ.

Dr. Robin Michael Gehrmann, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
799 Bloomfield Avenue; Site 111
Verona, NJ
 

Dr. Robin Gehrmann is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Newark, NJ, Wayne, NJ, and Verona, NJ. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Gehrmann attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gehrmann include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and bone problems. Patients gave Dr. Gehrmann an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gehrmann's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital. Dr. Gehrmann is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Bone Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Louis Rizio III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
349 East North Field Road; Suite 120
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Louis Rizio is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Livingston, NJ. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rizio include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Rizio is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, AARP, Cigna, and more. Before performing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Rizio attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Rizio (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Rizio's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Louis Lager, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
50 Mount Prospect Avenue; Suite 104
Clifton, NJ
 

Dr. Sean Lager's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Lager (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. These areas are among Dr. Lager's clinical interests: total shoulder replacement, general orthopedics, and hip injury. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Jersey City Medical Center. Before completing his residency at the University Hospital of Brooklyn, Dr. Lager attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Patients gave Dr. Lager an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, joint problems

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

Dr. Stephen A Ducey, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
45 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Ducey's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Nutley, NJ. Dr. Ducey is rated highly by his patients. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. He is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ducey welcomes new patients. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Ducey has received the distinction of Montclair Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Michael Masella, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
799 Bloomfield Avenue; Suite 111
Verona, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Masella is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Wayne, NJ, Hackettstown, NJ, and Morristown, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Masella's clinical interests: general orthopedics, hip injury, and bunions. He accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Masella's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
One Bay Avenye
Montclair, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Gross is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Westwood, NJ, Emerson, NJ, and Hackensack, NJ. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Gross is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center. He takes Medicare, Oxford Health Plans, AmeriHealth, and more. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Gross's medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1035 Route 46 East; G2
Clifton, NJ
 

Dr. Nader Fahimi sees patients in Riverdale, NJ, Wayne, NJ, and Clifton, NJ. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Fahimi speaks Persian. His clinical interests include total shoulder replacement, sports health, and knee arthroscopy. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. Dr. Fahimi's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fahimi is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of Wayne Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose D Ibarbia, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
6 Brighton Road
Clifton, NJ
 

Dr. Jose Ibarbia is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He works in Clifton, NJ. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ibarbia include torticollis, elbow pain, and PCL injury. He takes Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Ibarbia attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, PCL injury, osteoarthritis, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, PCL Injury, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay E Bowen, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
306 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Jay Bowen sees patients in Cedar Knolls, NJ, Summit, NJ, and Newark, NJ. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include pain management, hip injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Bowen is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bowen completed a residency program at Boston Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, joint problems

All Interests: Pain, Headache, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Bone Problems, Hip Injury, Carpal ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Michael Schindelheim, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
30 Bergen Street; Umdnj Admc 1 Room 101
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Adam Schindelheim is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Newark, NJ, Camden, NJ, and Cherry Hill, NJ. Dr. Schindelheim takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. His medical residency was performed at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Dr. Schindelheim is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Traumatic Brain Injury, Musculoskeletal Problems

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
135 Bloomfield Avenue; Suite C
Bloomfield, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Augustin's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Augustin's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at The University Hospital, Newark and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Augustin is affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center and Clara Maass Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1500 Pleasant Valley Way; Suite 101
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Zornitzer's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zornitzer is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zornitzer is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
799 Bloomfield Avenue
Verona, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Rosenberg's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Rosenberg studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, PCL injury, osteoarthritis, arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), joint problems, gout

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

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
50 Mount Prospect Avenue; Suite 209
Clifton, NJ
 

Dr. Sachin Shah is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Florham Park, NJ and Clifton, NJ. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Shah studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Dr. Shah is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

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Dr. Ki Soo Hwang, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1135 Broad Street
Clifton, NJ
 

Dr. Ki Hwang's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Hwang is especially interested in scoliosis and thoracic spine surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, and Valley Health System. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Hwang is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, and more. He has received the following distinction: Wayne Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Tumor, Scoliosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Arya Peter Salas, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
101 Old Short Hills Road; Suite 501
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Arya Salas practices plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. Dr. Salas (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Salas's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and headache. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Lenox Hill Hospital. He graduated from New York Medical College and Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at Grace Hospital, Detroit, Providence Hospital, Southfield, and Sinai Hospital of Detroit for residency. Patients rated Dr. Salas highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: Montclair Super Doctors. Dr. Salas's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (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.