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We found 116 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna near Hackensack, NJ.

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

Dr. Gregory Difelice works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Difelice (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Clinical interests for Dr. Difelice include meniscus surgery, rotator cuff surgery, and knee arthroplasty. Dr. Difelice's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Central Bronx Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Hospital for Special Surgery. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Difelice average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: 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.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, arthritis, knee ligament injuries

All Interests: Meniscus Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ligament Problems, ... (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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Longobardi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Longobardi graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Medicare, and Oxford Health Plans. He has received professional recognition including the following: Bergen County Super Doctors. Dr. Longobardi has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Christopher Ahmad is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic shoulder debridement, elbow pain, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). On average, patients gave Dr. Ahmad a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Ahmad graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ahmad include: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmad speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, ligament problems, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, elbow fracture, fractures (broken bones), joint problems, ACL injury, tendonitis

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

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

Dr. Sean Lager works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Clifton, NJ, Jersey City, NJ, and Englewood, NJ. Dr. Lager is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include total shoulder replacement, general orthopedics, and hip injury. He is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Lager graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His training includes a residency program at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. Dr. Lager (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Lager is affiliated with 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 orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levine include knee problems, arthroscopic shoulder debridement, and elbow pain. Dr. Levine's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Levine is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Present; and To. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, ligament problems, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, elbow fracture, joint problems, tendonitis

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 is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Visco's clinical interests: second opinions, elbow pain, and electromyography (EMG). He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Visco has received the following distinctions: New York Rising Stars; Alumnus of the Year Award Rutgers/Kessler PM&R Residency Program; and Baskin Award for Fellow Researcher. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , muscle pain, ligament problems, shoulder arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, joint problems, ACL injury, tendonitis, joint pain, stress fractures, osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, sprains, fractures (broken bones), ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Second Opinions, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee ... (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's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include second opinions, elbow pain, and plantar fasciitis. He takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, muscle pain, musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, ligament problems, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, joint problems, 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 medical specialty is pediatric rehabilitation medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: spinal cord injuries, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) rehabilitation, and spasticity. Dr. Kim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Weill Cornell Medicine, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kim's office for an appointment. After attending Ewha Womans University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kim include: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Chinese.

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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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine and practices in New York, NY and Tarrytown, NY. His clinical interests include knee arthritis, elbow pain, and hip pain. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Christolias is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Christolias attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Christolias has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; and Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Christolias is conversant in Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, joint pain, musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, osteoarthritis, ligament problems, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, joint problems

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

Dr. 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 is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Ranawat include hip replacement, hip arthroscopy, and fracture surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ranawat accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has received distinctions including Richard S. LASKIN Young Attending Teaching Award; Maurice Muller European Traveling Hip Fellowship, 2007 - 2008; and AAOS Washington Health Policy Fellowship, 2006 - 2007. He is affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery.

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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. 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 sees patients in New York, NY and Tarrytown, NY. His medical specialties are hand surgery, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include shoulder reconstruction, shoulder arthroscopy, and shoulder dislocation. Dr. Kadiyala is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kadiyala completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kadiyala is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He 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. Charles Aaron Popkin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3959 Broadway Avenue; 8th Floor North
New York, NY
 

Dr. Charles Popkin's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Popkin's areas of clinical interest consist of sports injuries, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, and knee arthroscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Popkin has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Popkin is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
433 Hackensack Avenue; 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas's areas of expertise include the following: knee injury, hip arthroscopy, and rotator cuff tear. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, ligament problems, tendonitis, tendon injury

All Interests: Elbow Surgery, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Ligament Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Sal Bottiglieri, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas Bottiglieri works as a family medicine physician and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bottiglieri include knee arthritis, foot pain, and elbow pain. Dr. Bottiglieri honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Christ Hospital, Jersey City and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Bottiglieri attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bottiglieri is professionally affiliated with Valley Health System and ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, stress fractures, achilles tendon problems, ankle sprain, shoulder arthritis, tendonitis, ankle fracture

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Tendonitis, Ankle Fracture, Achilles ... (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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include arthroscopic shoulder debridement, elbow pain, and ligament problems. Dr. Jobin is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Jobin attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Jobin has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, ligament problems, shoulder arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, elbow fracture, joint problems, tendonitis

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

Dr. Ruby E Kim, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1555 Center Avenue; 2nd Floor
Fort Lee, NJ
 

Dr. Ruby Kim works as a physiatrist in Fort Lee, NJ and Jersey City, NJ. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include pain management. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI), as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Electromyography, Ultrasound, Anesthesia, Musculoskeletal Problems, Pain Management, ... (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.