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

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Specializes in Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
25 Prospect Avenue
Hackensack, NJ
(201) 358-0707; (201) 343-2277

Dr. Michael Gross is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Westwood, NJ, Emerson, NJ, and Hackensack, NJ. Dr. Gross studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is an in-network provider for Medicare, Oxford Health Plans, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gross is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: orthopedic knee surgery, Shoulder, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Replacement, Pain, Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Luis Mendez MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
500 Grand Avenue; First Floor
Englewood, NJ
(201) 567-2277

Dr. Daniel Mendez is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Mendez is a graduate of Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. His areas of expertise include the following: pain management, hip injury, and shoulder injury. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, sprains

All Interests: Foot & Ankle, Ankle and Foot Sprains (sports related), Arthritis Pain (Hip, Knee, and Shoulder), ... (Read more)

John Thomas Capo MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
433 Hackensack Avenue; 2nd Floor
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Dr. John Capo's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Capo include wrist fracture, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder problems. Dr. Capo's professional affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Capo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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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: hand injury, wound care procedure, dupuytren's contracture, finger fracture, hand deformities, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bernard Alexander Rawlins MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
140 East Ridgewood Avenue; Suite 175 S., Paramus Office
Paramus, NJ

Dr. Bernard Rawlins is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Rawlins focuses on spinal fracture, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebra). He is an in-network provider for AARP, Aetna, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI), in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Rawlins attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Rawlins has received distinctions including Nancy Kane Bischoff Mentor Award - Hospital for Special Surgery; New Investigation Award - Orthopaedic Research Society; and Basic Science Award - Cervical Spine Research Society Paper. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fracture

All Interests: Adult and pediatric Scoliosis and Kyphosis surgery including multiplanar revision deformity ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery
140 Route 17 North; Suite 323
Paramus, NJ
(201) 483-9555

Dr. Steven Ugras works as a hand surgeon and general surgeon in Paramus, NJ and Wayne, NJ. Dr. Ugras (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Polish. Clinical interests for Dr. Ugras 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 attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ugras honors AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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

All Interests: Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Elbow Fractures, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Julia Lynne Glade-Bender MD
Specializes in Pediatric Oncology, Pediatric Hematology
161 Fort Washington Avenue, Herbert Irving Pavilion; 7
New York, NY
(212) 530-4725; (212) 305-9770

Dr. Julia Glade-Bender's specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Her areas of expertise consist of immunotherapy, soft tissue sarcoma, and metastatic cancer. She is in-network for Medicaid Managed Care, Child Health Plus, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Glade-Bender obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors .:::; and Rated One of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.::: Dr. Glade-Bender speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Herbert Irving Pavilion and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Glade-Bender is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma, bone problems

All Interests: Cancer Care, Pediatric Oncology, Pediatric Cancer, Pediatric Solid Tumors, Metastatic Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Linda Granowetter MD
Specializes in Pediatric Oncology, Pediatric Hematology
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
(212) 263-9660; (212) 305-9770

Dr. Linda Granowetter, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Granowetter is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), retinoblastoma, and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. 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: , bone cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), bone problems

All Interests: Wilms tumor, germ cell tumor, rhabdomyosarcoma, acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), Hodgkin disease ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Podiatry (Foot & Ankle Medicine)
200 Route; 73 Ste 3
Voorhees, NJ
(856) 753-1300

Dr. Larry Lodge specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Lodge include psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and nerve block. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and MultiPlan. He trained at Delaware Valley Medical Center for his residency.

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

All Interests: Achilles Tendon Rupture, Achilles Tendonitis, Ankle Sprain, Ankle Surgery, Ankle Trauma, Ankle/Foot ... (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.