We found 121 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna near Hackensack, NJ.

Gregory S. DiFelice, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
140 East Ridgewood Avenue; Suite 175 S., Paramus Office
Paramus, NJ
 

Dr. Gregory Difelice practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. These areas are among Dr. Difelice's clinical interests: meniscus surgery, knee arthroplasty, and sports health. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Patient Choice Award - Vitals.com, 2008 & 2009; America's Top Orthopedists - Consumer Research Council of America, 2008 & 2009; and Teacher of the Year Award - Montefiore Orthopaedic Residency Program 2002 & 2005. Dr. Difelice (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His professional affiliations include North Central Bronx Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Hospital for Special Surgery. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, arthritis, knee ligament injuries, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Meniscus Surgery, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Knee Ligament Reconstruction, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Christopher Shahnawaz Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Ahmad is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Ahmad is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic shoulder debridement, elbow pain, and shoulder tendonitis. He takes Medicaid Managed Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmad is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. His distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Ahmad is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, 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: , joint pain, golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), shoulder tendonitis, ligament problems, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), shoulder arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, elbow fracture, fractures (broken bones), joint problems, ACL injury

All Interests: Arthroscopic Shoulder Debridement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow ... (Read more)

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Anil S. Ranawat, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
140 East Ridgewood Avenue; Suite 175 S., Paramus Office
Paramus, NJ
 

Dr. Anil Ranawat specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Ranawat's clinical interests include hip replacement, hip arthroscopy, and fracture surgery. He is affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Ranawat average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ranawat accepts Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Richard S. LASKIN Young Attending Teaching Award; Maurice Muller European Traveling Hip Fellowship, 2007 - 2008; and AAOS Washington Health Policy Fellowship, 2006 - 2007.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Fracture Surgery, Knee Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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Dr. Raphael S.F. Longobardi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
433 Hackensack Avenue; Second Floor
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Raphael Longobardi's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Hackensack, NJ. He is rated highly by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Longobardi is affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Dr. Longobardi's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Bergen County Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Longobardi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Kenneth A Levitsky, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
28-04 Broadway; Garden State Orthopaedic Associates
Fair Lawn, NJ
 

Dr. Kenneth Levitsky's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include foot problems, foot surgery, and ankle problems. Dr. Levitsky is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Valley Health System, and St. Joseph's Health System. Dr. Levitsky is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Levitsky completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. In addition to English, Dr. Levitsky (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Sean Louis Lager, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
500 Grand Avenue; Suite 202
Englewood, NJ
 

Dr. Sean Lager, who practices in Clifton, NJ, Jersey City, NJ, and Englewood, NJ, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of the University Hospital of Brooklyn's residency program. Dr. Lager's areas of expertise include the following: total shoulder replacement, general orthopedics, and hip injury. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Lager (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Lager's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Jersey City Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Total Hip Replacement, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. William Noah Levine, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ
 

Dr. William Levine is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic shoulder debridement, and shoulder tendonitis. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Levine is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Levine performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; Present; and To. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), shoulder tendonitis, ligament problems, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), shoulder arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, elbow fracture, joint problems

All Interests: Arthroscopic Shoulder Debridement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow ... (Read more)

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Dr. Christopher Joseph Visco, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Christopher Visco, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Visco include second opinions, elbow pain, and electromyography (EMG). He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Visco graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Visco has received include New York Rising Stars; Alumnus of the Year Award Rutgers/Kessler PM&R Residency Program; and Baskin Award for Fellow Researcher. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee), golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), muscle pain, shoulder tendonitis, ligament problems, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), shoulder arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, joint problems, ACL injury, tendonitis, joint pain, stress fractures, osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, sprains, fractures (broken bones), rotator cuff tendonitis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Second Opinions, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Scott Holden, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
28-04 Broadway; Garden State Orthopaedic Associates
Fair Lawn, NJ
 

Dr. Douglas Holden works as an orthopedic traumatologist, orthopedic reconstructive surgeon, and sports medicine specialist in Fair Lawn, NJ, Parsippany, NJ, and Mahwah, NJ. Dr. Holden (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and German. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Valley Health System, and St. Joseph's Health System. Dr. Holden is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Holden is accepting new patients.

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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)

David A. Wang, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
140 E. Ridgewood Avenue; Suite 175 S., Paramus Nj Office
Paramus, NJ
 

Dr. David Wang is a general practitioner, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wang include overuse injuries, sports injuries, and rheumatic diseases. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Wang is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wang completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hyaluronic Acid Joint Injections, Wrist Problems, Ultrasound, Rheumatic Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Mitchell Jobin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
161 Fort Washington Avenue; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Charles Jobin is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jobin include arthroscopic shoulder debridement, shoulder tendonitis, and elbow pain. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Jobin has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), shoulder tendonitis, ligament problems, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), shoulder arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, elbow fracture, joint problems

All Interests: Arthroscopic Shoulder Debridement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Clark Charles Smith, MPH, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
180 Fort Washington Avenue, Harkness Pavilion; Suite 1-199
New York, NY
 

Dr. Clark Smith is a physiatrist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include second opinions, elbow pain, and plantar fasciitis. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. Dr. Smith's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Smith is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), muscle pain, ligament problems, shoulder arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, joint problems, tendonitis, joint pain, musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, arthritis, sprains, rotator cuff tendonitis

All Interests: Second Opinions, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Heakyung Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Heakyung Kim's specialty is pediatric rehabilitation medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord injuries, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) rehabilitation, and spasticity. Dr. Kim accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Dr. Kim attended medical school at Ewha Womans University. Dr. Kim has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and Chinese. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , muscle pain

All Interests: Botulinum Toxin Injection, Spina Bifida, Neuromuscular Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebral ... (Read more)

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Dr. George Constantine Christolias, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. George Christolias is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist. Dr. Christolias is conversant in Greek. His areas of expertise include the following: knee arthritis, elbow pain, and hip pain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Christolias attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His distinctions include: New York Rising Stars; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; and Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Society. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, joint pain, golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, osteoarthritis, ligament problems, arthritis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), musculoskeletal problems, sprains, joint problems

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Sacroiliac ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajendra Kumar Kumar Kadiyala, PhD, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Rajendra Kadiyala specializes in hand surgery, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine and practices in New York, NY and Tarrytown, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: shoulder reconstruction, shoulder arthroscopy, and shoulder dislocation. On average, patients gave Dr. Kadiyala a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Kadiyala's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Dislocation, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel Jay Snyder, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Hand Surgery, Sports Medicine
28-04 Broadway; Garden State Orthopaedic Associates
Fair Lawn, NJ
 

Dr. Samuel Snyder works as an orthopedic traumatologist, hand surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Snyder has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Snyder (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Japanese. Dr. Snyder's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Valley Health System, and St. Joseph's Health System. He has an open panel.

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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)

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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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