We found 87 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Oxford Health Plans near Hackensack, NJ.

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

Dr. Gregory Difelice is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Difelice (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. These areas are among his clinical interests: meniscus surgery, rotator cuff surgery, and knee ligament reconstruction. Dr. Difelice is professionally affiliated with North Central Bronx Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Hospital for Special Surgery. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Difelice is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, arthritis, knee ligament injuries, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Christopher Ahmad is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Ahmad attended medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ahmad completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahmad include arthroscopic shoulder debridement, elbow pain, and shoulder tendonitis. On average, patients gave Dr. Ahmad a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmad speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), shoulder tendonitis, ligament problems, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), shoulder arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, elbow fracture, joint problems, ACL injury, joint pain, arthritis, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Raphael Longobardi's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Longobardi a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Medicare, and Oxford Health Plans. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Longobardi obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. He has received the distinction of Bergen County Super Doctors. Dr. Longobardi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Sean Lager is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include total shoulder replacement, general orthopedics, and hip injury. Dr. Lager is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Jersey City Medical Center. He honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lager attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at the University Hospital of Brooklyn for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Lager (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Total Hip Replacement, Bone ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Levine's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Levine's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic shoulder debridement, and shoulder tendonitis. He accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; Present; and To. Dr. Levine is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), shoulder tendonitis, ligament problems, arthritis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), shoulder arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, elbow fracture, joint problems

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

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David A. Wang, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
140 E. Ridgewood Avenue; Suite 175 S., Paramus Nj Office
Paramus, NJ
 

Dr. David Wang is a general practitioner, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for his residency. Dr. Wang has a special interest in overuse injuries, sports injuries, and rheumatic diseases. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna. He is 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)

Dr. Heakyung Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Heakyung Kim is a medical specialist in pediatric rehabilitation medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord injuries, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) rehabilitation, and spasticity. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Kim is a graduate of Ewha Womans University. Her residency was performed at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She has received the following distinctions: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , muscle pain

All Interests: Botulinum Toxin Injection, Spina Bifida, Neuromuscular Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebral ... (Read more)

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Dr. George Constantine Christolias, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. George Christolias' areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Christolias include knee arthritis, elbow pain, and hip pain. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Christolias has received include New York Rising Stars; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; and Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Society. He is conversant in Greek. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, joint pain, golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, osteoarthritis, ligament problems, arthritis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), musculoskeletal problems, sprains, joint problems

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Sacroiliac ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajendra Kumar Kumar Kadiyala, PhD, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Rajendra Kadiyala works as a hand surgeon, orthopedic reconstructive surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include shoulder reconstruction, shoulder arthroscopy, and shoulder dislocation. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kadiyala is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University, Dr. Kadiyala attended Stanford University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kadiyala's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, joint problems

All Interests: Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Dislocation, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Mitchell Jobin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
161 Fort Washington Avenue; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Charles Jobin is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in New York, NY and Tarrytown, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic shoulder debridement, shoulder tendonitis, and elbow pain. He takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Jobin attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Jobin's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), shoulder tendonitis, ligament problems, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), shoulder arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, elbow fracture, joint problems

All Interests: Arthroscopic Shoulder Debridement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow ... (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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas include shoulder replacement, knee arthroscopy, and tendonitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, Achilles tendon rupture, tendonitis, tendon injury

All Interests: Shoulder Dislocation, Elbow Surgery, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Ligament Problems, Achilles ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Sal Bottiglieri, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas Bottiglieri's medical specialty is family medicine and sports medicine. His clinical interests include patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee), knee arthritis, and golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis). Dr. Bottiglieri's professional affiliations include Valley Health System and ColumbiaDoctors. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Christ Hospital, Jersey City and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bottiglieri's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee), golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), stress fractures, Achilles tendon problems, ankle sprain, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), shoulder arthritis, tendonitis, ankle fracture

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Tendonitis, Ankle Fracture, Achilles ... (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. Her clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Kim accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Group Health Incorporated (GHI), and more. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Kim attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Kristen Cardamone is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and complementary and alternative medicine. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Cardamone attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Cardamone's areas of expertise include strains, muscle pain, and elbow pain. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cardamone accepts. Dr. Cardamone is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

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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)

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

Dr. Michael Gross' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Westwood, NJ, Hackensack, NJ, and Emerson, NJ. Clinical interests 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. Dr. Gross's residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Medicare, Oxford Health Plans, and AmeriHealth.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

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. She works in Hauppauge, NY, New York, NY, and Tarrytown, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Tan include scoliosis, concussion, and spinal cord injuries. Dr. Tan accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. Dr. Tan has received professional recognition including the following: 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) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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