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We found 57 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Oxford Health Plans near Hackensack, NJ.

Dr. Raphael S.F. Longobardi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
433 Hackensack Avenue; Second Floor
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Raphael Longobardi's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Longobardi's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna, Medicare, and Oxford Health Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Longobardi has received the following distinction: Bergen County Super Doctors. Dr. Longobardi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Longobardi is affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Christopher Shahnawaz Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Ahmad is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Ahmad's clinical interests include arthroscopic shoulder debridement, elbow pain, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ahmad include: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ahmad's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, ligament problems, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, elbow fracture, fractures (broken bones), joint problems, ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Arthroscopic Shoulder Debridement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow ... (Read more)

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Dr. Gregory Scott Difelice, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
140 East Ridgewood Avenue; Suite 175 S., Paramus Office
Paramus, NJ
 

Dr. Gregory Difelice works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Difelice include meniscus surgery, rotator cuff surgery, and knee arthroplasty. The average patient rating for Dr. Difelice is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Difelice takes. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Difelice's medical residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Patient Choice Award - Vitals.com, 2008 & 2009; America's Top Orthopedists - Consumer Research Council of America, 2008 & 2009; and Teacher of the Year Award - Montefiore Orthopaedic Residency Program 2002 & 2005. Dr. Difelice (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with North Central Bronx Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, arthritis, knee ligament injuries, musculoskeletal problems

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

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Dr. William Noah Levine, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ
 

Dr. William Levine is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levine include knee problems, arthroscopic shoulder debridement, and elbow pain. Dr. Levine honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; Present; and To. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Levine is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, ligament problems, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, elbow fracture, joint problems, tendonitis

All Interests: Arthroscopic Shoulder Debridement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow ... (Read more)

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Dr. Sean Louis Lager, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
500 Grand Avenue; Suite 202
Englewood, NJ
 

Dr. Sean Lager practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lager include total shoulder replacement, general orthopedics, and hip injury. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lager attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His residency was performed at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. In addition to English, Dr. Lager (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Jersey City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, joint problems

All Interests: Pain, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
433 Hackensack Avenue; 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas's areas of expertise include knee injury, hip arthroscopy, and rotator cuff tear. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas is affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, ligament problems, tendonitis, tendon injury

All Interests: Elbow Surgery, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Ligament Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Ruby E Kim, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1555 Center Avenue; 2nd Floor
Fort Lee, NJ
 

Dr. Ruby Kim is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. She has indicated that her clinical interests include pain management. She is professionally affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Kim studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Her residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI), as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Electromyography, Ultrasound, Anesthesia, Musculoskeletal Problems, Pain Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Alexander Wang, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
140 E. Ridgewood Avenue; Suite 175 S., Paramus Nj Office
Paramus, NJ
 

Dr. David Wang is a physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include overuse injuries, sports injuries, and rheumatic diseases. Dr. Wang accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Wang attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hyaluronic Acid Joint Injections, Wrist Problems, Ultrasound, Rheumatic Diseases, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Gross sees patients in Westwood, NJ, Emerson, NJ, and Hackensack, NJ. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gross include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Gross is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Medicare, Oxford Health Plans, and AmeriHealth. Dr. Gross is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gross trained at Montefiore Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Hackensack University 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)

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Specializes in Physiatry, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
180 Fort Washington Avenue; Suite 1-199, Harkness Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kristen Cardamone's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and complementary and alternative medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: strains, muscle pain, and elbow pain. Dr. Cardamone is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Cardamone attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , muscle pain, ankle sprain, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Pain, Elbow Pain, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daniel Mendez specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include pain management, hip injury, and shoulder injury. Dr. Mendez is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. He graduated from Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. Dr. Mendez is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Patricia Ting Tan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Patricia Tan is a specialist in pediatric rehabilitation medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: scoliosis, concussion, and spinal cord injuries. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tan graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Her training includes a residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Tan has received distinctions including Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science, Accelerated Program, University of Santo Tomas; Diplomate, American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; and Founder and President, Philippine Chinese American Medical Association. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Allen Sinclair Chen, MPH, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Allen Chen specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise include second opinions, elbow pain, and tendonitis. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chen's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, muscle pain, osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, osteoarthritis, ligament problems, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, joint problems, tendonitis

All Interests: Second Opinions, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Musculoskeletal Pain, ... (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 medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Capo include wrist fracture, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder problems. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Capo completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Capo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Capo's 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: Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Guenther Kaiser, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
710 West 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Kaiser's specialty is neurosurgery. These areas are among Dr. Kaiser's clinical interests: spinal decompression, second opinions, and spine microsurgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Aetna EPO, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kaiser trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Kaiser has received the following distinctions: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Kaiser (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Dr. Kaiser's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Valley Health System, and ColumbiaDoctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Second Opinions, Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Christopher Jules Winfree, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
710 West 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Christopher Winfree is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Winfree is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and gamma knife radiosurgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and The Neurological Institute of New York, Dr. Winfree attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Winfree has received the following distinctions: American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS); Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS); and American College of Surgeons (ACS). In addition to English, Dr. Winfree (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Valley Health System, and ColumbiaDoctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Facial Pain, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Surgical Procedures, Sciatica, ... (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.