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We found 105 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna near Hackensack, NJ.

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 his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Patients gave Dr. Longobardi an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna, Medicare, and Oxford Health Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Longobardi attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Longobardi has received the distinction of Bergen County Super Doctors. Dr. Longobardi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. 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 pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic shoulder debridement, elbow pain, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Dr. Ahmad's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Ahmad average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. He is open to 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. 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's areas of specialization are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Difelice (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His areas of expertise include the following: meniscus surgery, rotator cuff surgery, and knee arthroplasty. He is professionally affiliated with North Central Bronx Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Hospital for Special Surgery. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Difelice honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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, musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. William Levine's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levine include knee problems, arthroscopic shoulder debridement, and elbow pain. Dr. Levine accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Levine include: New York Super Doctors; Present; and To. Dr. Levine speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. Sean Louis Lager, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
500 Grand Avenue; Suite 202
Englewood, 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. Christopher Joseph Visco, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Christopher Visco is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: second opinions, elbow pain, and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Visco is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Dr. Visco attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. 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. 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: , 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, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Smith completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include second opinions, elbow pain, and plantar fasciitis. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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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. 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 practices hand surgery, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Kadiyala a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include shoulder reconstruction, shoulder arthroscopy, and shoulder dislocation. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Kadiyala completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Dislocation, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, ... (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 an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas include knee injury, hip arthroscopy, and rotator cuff tear. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas (or staff) speaks the following 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: , achilles tendon problems, ligament problems, tendonitis, tendon injury

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

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

Dr. Heakyung Kim is a pediatric physiatrist in New York, NY. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and Chinese. Her clinical interests include spinal cord injuries, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) rehabilitation, and spasticity. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She attended medical school at Ewha Womans University. She completed her residency training at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Dr. Kim takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Her practice is open to 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 rehabilitation physician and pain doctor in New York, NY and Tarrytown, NY. His areas of expertise include knee arthritis, elbow pain, and hip pain. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Christolias is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Christolias's medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinctions: New York Rising Stars; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; and Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Society. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Christolias's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Charles Popkin is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Popkin at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in 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. He takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Popkin has an open panel. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Popkin trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Popkin has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Musculoskeletal Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, Spine Problems, ... (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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic shoulder debridement, elbow pain, and ligament problems. Dr. Jobin takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Jobin attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Jobin speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Jobin is open to new patients.

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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. 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 specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Ranawat average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, hip arthroscopy, and fracture surgery. He is an in-network provider for Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ranawat attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Hospital for Special Surgery. 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. Ruby E Kim, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1555 Center Avenue; 2nd Floor
Fort Lee, NJ
 

Dr. Ruby Kim is a rehabilitation physician. In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. She has a special interest in pain management. She is affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Kim graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Group Health Incorporated (GHI), and more.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Thomas Bottiglieri practices family medicine and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee arthritis, foot pain, and elbow pain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Valley Health System and ColumbiaDoctors. Before performing 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 UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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, Tendonitis, Ankle Fracture, Achilles Tendon Problems, ... (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.