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

Dr. Michael Gross is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. Gross honors several insurance carriers, including Medicare, Oxford Health Plans, and AmeriHealth. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Gross completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. He is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center.

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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
500 Grand Avenue; First Floor
Englewood, NJ

Dr. Daniel Mendez works as a rehabilitation physician. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mendez's areas of expertise include pain management, hip injury, and shoulder injury. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. He is a graduate of Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Capo's areas of expertise include wrist fracture, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder problems. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Capo accepts. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Capo completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Capo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is a New York, NY physician who specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. She has a special interest in immunotherapy, soft tissue sarcoma, and metastatic cancer. Her professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Glade-Bender accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Glade-Bender's office for an appointment. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Glade-Bender trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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' medical specialty is hand surgery and general surgery. Dr. Ugras (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Polish. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Chilton Medical Center. Dr. Ugras attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Ugras trained at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Platzman include diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Platzman's professional affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center and Princeton HealthCare System. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Maimonides Medical Center's residency program.

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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 sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Granowetter's areas of expertise include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), retinoblastoma, and rhabdomyosarcoma. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Granowetter has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Granowetter (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. She is professionally 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's specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). He trained at Delaware Valley Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Lodge's areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and nerve block. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, MultiPlan, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, osteomyelitis, ankle sprain, ligament problems, tendonitis, bone spurs, ankle fracture, tendon injury, osteoporosis, tendon ruptures (tears), achilles tendon problems, bursitis, arthritis, sprains, 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.