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 works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: meniscus surgery, knee arthroplasty, and sports health. Dr. Difelice is professionally affiliated with North Central Bronx Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Hospital for Special Surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and more. Dr. Difelice is open to new patients. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Hospital for Special Surgery. He has received distinctions including 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 languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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

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

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 a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, hip arthroscopy, and fracture surgery. Dr. Ranawat is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Ranawat's residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. He has received the following distinctions: 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)

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 orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Hackensack, NJ. Dr. Longobardi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. These areas are among Dr. Longobardi's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His professional affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Longobardi trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center for residency. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

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 works as a general practitioner, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include overuse injuries, sports injuries, and rheumatic diseases. Dr. Wang honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

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

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

Dr. Christopher Ahmad's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include arthroscopic shoulder debridement, elbow pain, and shoulder tendonitis. Dr. Ahmad is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Medicaid Managed Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Ahmad attended medical school at 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. He has received the following distinctions: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Ahmad welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Arthroscopic Shoulder Debridement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow ... (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 physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Jobin's clinical interests include arthroscopic shoulder debridement, shoulder tendonitis, and elbow pain. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Jobin performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jobin accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. He is accepting new patients.

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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. 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. Dr. Levine's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic shoulder debridement, and shoulder tendonitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. He accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Levine studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; Present; and To. Dr. Levine 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)

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

Dr. George Christolias is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He works in New York, NY and Tarrytown, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Christolias include knee arthritis, elbow pain, and hip pain. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and POMCO. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Christolias has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; and Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Society. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are hand surgery, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University, Dr. Kadiyala attended Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Kadiyala's clinical interests include shoulder reconstruction, shoulder arthroscopy, and shoulder dislocation. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kadiyala is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kadiyala's office for an appointment.

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

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

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

Dr. Sean Lager is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Lager's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lager include total shoulder replacement, general orthopedics, and hip injury. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Jersey City Medical Center. He takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Lager (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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

Dr. Clark Smith's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Smith is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include second opinions, elbow pain, and plantar fasciitis. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Smith has an open panel.

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

Dr. Christopher Visco is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine specialist in New York, NY. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Visco's areas of expertise include second opinions, elbow pain, and electromyography (EMG). He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Visco's distinctions include: New York Rising Stars; Alumnus of the Year Award Rutgers/Kessler PM&R Residency Program; and Baskin Award for Fellow Researcher. Dr. Visco has an open panel.

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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. 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 sees patients in Fair Lawn, NJ, Parsippany, NJ, and Mahwah, NJ. His medical specialties are foot & ankle surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Levitsky (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and German. He has indicated that his clinical interests include foot problems, foot surgery, and ankle problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Valley Health System, and St. Joseph's Health System. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Levitsky accepts several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. Dr. Levitsky welcomes new patients.

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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. Charles Aaron Popkin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3959 Broadway Avenue; 8th Floor North
New York, NY
 

Dr. Charles Popkin is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise consist of sports injuries, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, and orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Popkin average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Popkin attended Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Popkin's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He 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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas include shoulder replacement, knee arthroscopy, and tendonitis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men's Health.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, dislocation, ligament problems, Achilles tendon rupture, tendonitis, tendon injury

All Interests: Shoulder Dislocation, Elbow Surgery, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Ligament Problems, Achilles ... (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 is a specialist in orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. He works in Fair Lawn, NJ, Parsippany, NJ, and Mahwah, NJ. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Holden performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Holden (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and German. Dr. Holden's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Valley Health System, and St. Joseph's Health System. He is open to 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)

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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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