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We found 7 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 orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Westwood, NJ, Emerson, NJ, and Hackensack, NJ. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Gross is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center. He takes Medicare, Oxford Health Plans, AmeriHealth, and more. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Gross's medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Daniel Luis Mendez, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
500 Grand Avenue; First Floor
Englewood, NJ
 

Dr. Daniel Mendez is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among his clinical interests: pain management, hip injury, and shoulder injury. Dr. Mendez's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He graduated from Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Capo include wrist fracture, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder problems. Dr. Capo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Capo graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Capo trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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: Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Ugras is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ugras include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and arthritis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ugras is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Dr. Ugras attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Ugras (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Polish. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Chilton Medical Center.

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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. 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's areas of specialization are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology; she sees patients in New York, NY. Her areas of expertise consist of immunotherapy, soft tissue sarcoma, and metastatic cancer. Dr. Glade-Bender's professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She has an open panel. Dr. Glade-Bender is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Mount Sinai Medical Center's residency program. Her distinctions include: 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.

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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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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. Dr. Granowetter (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Granowetter's clinical interests include chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), retinoblastoma, and rhabdomyosarcoma. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Granowetter is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Bone Cancer, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Leukemia, Soft Tissue Problems, Cancer, ... (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 honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, MultiPlan, and more. He trained at Delaware Valley Medical Center for residency.

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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.