We found 8 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept AmeriHealth near Hackensack, NJ.

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
25 Prospect Avenue
Hackensack, NJ

Dr. Michael Gross' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Westwood, NJ, Hackensack, NJ, and Emerson, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Gross include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. Gross is professionally affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Gross's residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Medicare, Oxford Health Plans, and AmeriHealth.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Dr. Daniel Luis Mendez, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
15 Engle Street; Suite 205
Englewood, NJ

Dr. Daniel Mendez's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among Dr. Mendez's clinical interests: pain management, hip injury, and shoulder injury. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is a graduate of Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. Dr. Mendez speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, sprains

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

Dr. John Thomas Capo, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
433 Hackensack Avenue; 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ

Dr. John Capo is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for residency. Dr. Capo's areas of expertise include the following: wrist fracture, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder problems. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Capo takes. Dr. Capo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, wrist fracture, ligament problems, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, elbow fracture, hand fracture, fractures (broken bones), tendon injury

All Interests: Pressure Ulcer Surgery, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's ... (Read more)

Dr. Julia Lynne Lynne Glade Bender, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
161 Fort Washington Avenue, Herbert Irving Pavilion; 7
New York, NY

Dr. Julia Glade-Bender practices pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She is especially interested in immunotherapy, soft tissue sarcoma, and metastatic cancer. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Glade-Bender graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Glade-Bender has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma, bone problems

All Interests: Tumor, Immunotherapy, Bone Problems, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Solid Tumor, Cancer, Metastatic Cancer

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery
140 Route 17 North; Suite 323
Paramus, NJ

Dr. Steven Ugras works as a hand surgeon and general surgeon in Paramus, NJ and Wayne, NJ. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and arthritis. Dr. Ugras's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Chilton Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Ugras performed his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ugras (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, elbow fracture, tendon problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Elbow Fracture, Tendon Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Robert Platzman, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1 Degraw Avenue
Teaneck, NJ

Dr. Robert Platzman is an internist and geriatrician. The average patient rating for Dr. Platzman is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Platzman include diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Platzman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Platzman's education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Maimonides Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Urinary Incontinence, Hypertension, Dementia, Diabetes, General Care, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda Granowetter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY

Dr. Linda Granowetter is a specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She works in New York, NY. She attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), retinoblastoma, and rhabdomyosarcoma. Dr. Granowetter is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Granowetter (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rhabdomyosarcoma, bone cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), bone problems

All Interests: Rhabdomyosarcoma, Retinoblastoma, Bone Cancer, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Leukemia, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Podiatry
200 Route; 73 Ste 3
Voorhees, NJ

Dr. Larry Lodge practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) in Voorhees, NJ. His clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and nerve block. Dr. Lodge accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and MultiPlan, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Lodge completed a residency program at Delaware Valley Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, osteomyelitis, ankle sprain, ligament problems, bone spurs, ankle fracture, tendon injury, osteoporosis, tendon ruptures (tears), bursitis, arthritis, ankle tendonitis, sprains, Achilles tendon rupture, Achilles tendonitis, stress fractures, musculoskeletal infection, osteoarthritis, bone problems, bone infection, fractures (broken bones), osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), calcaneus (heel bone) fracture, foot fracture

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Ankle Fracture, Diabetes 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.
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