We found 9 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise 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 and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Gross is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare, Oxford Health Plans, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a rehabilitation physician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mendez include pain management, hip injury, and shoulder injury. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Capo include wrist fracture, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder problems. Dr. Capo is professionally affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Penn State Hershey Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Capo (or staff) is conversant in 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: Pressure Ulcer Surgery, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Ugras' areas of specialization are hand surgery and general surgery. Dr. Ugras (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Polish. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and arthritis. Dr. Ugras is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Chilton Medical Center. Dr. Ugras attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Ugras average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as 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)

Dr. Julia Lynne L 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 has a special interest in immunotherapy, soft tissue sarcoma, and metastatic cancer. Dr. Glade-Bender is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She 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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Glade-Bender's hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Glade-Bender is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma, bone problems

All Interests: Tumor, Immunotherapy, Vascular Malformations, Bone Problems, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Solid Tumor, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Platzman specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among Dr. Platzman's clinical interests: diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center and Princeton HealthCare System. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in 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. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Granowetter (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Granowetter 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)

Dr. Gary J Savatsky, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Forest Avenue
Paramus, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Savatsky is an orthopedist in Paramus, NJ. On average, patients gave Dr. Savatsky a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Hospital for Special Surgery. He has received the following distinction: Bergen County Super Doctors. Dr. Savatsky is professionally affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Larry Lodge works as a podiatrist. He completed his residency training at Delaware Valley Medical Center. Dr. Lodge's areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, nerve block, and orthotics. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and MultiPlan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone diseases, 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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