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

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. Dr. Difelice (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Clinical interests for Dr. Difelice include meniscus surgery, rotator cuff surgery, and knee arthroplasty. Dr. Difelice's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Central Bronx Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Hospital for Special Surgery. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Difelice average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions 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

All Interests: Meniscus Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ligament Problems, ... (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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Longobardi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Longobardi graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Medicare, and Oxford Health Plans. He has received professional recognition including the following: Bergen County Super Doctors. Dr. Longobardi has an open panel.

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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 specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic shoulder debridement, elbow pain, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). 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. Dr. Ahmad graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital for residency. 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, Dr. Ahmad speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Sean Lager works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Clifton, NJ, Jersey City, NJ, and Englewood, NJ. Dr. Lager is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include total shoulder replacement, general orthopedics, and hip injury. He is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Lager graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His training includes a residency program at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. Dr. Lager (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Lager is affiliated with 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: 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levine include knee problems, arthroscopic shoulder debridement, and elbow pain. Dr. Levine's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Levine is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Present; and To. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Heakyung Kim's medical specialty is pediatric rehabilitation medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: spinal cord injuries, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) rehabilitation, and spasticity. Dr. Kim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Weill Cornell Medicine, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kim's office for an appointment. After attending Ewha Womans University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kim include: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Chinese.

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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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine and practices in New York, NY and Tarrytown, NY. His clinical interests include knee arthritis, elbow pain, and hip pain. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Christolias is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Christolias attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Christolias has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; and Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Christolias is conversant in Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, joint pain, musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, osteoarthritis, ligament problems, arthritis, 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 sees patients in New York, NY and Tarrytown, NY. His medical specialties are hand surgery, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include shoulder reconstruction, shoulder arthroscopy, and shoulder dislocation. Dr. Kadiyala is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kadiyala completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kadiyala is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
433 Hackensack Avenue; 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas's areas of expertise include the following: knee injury, hip arthroscopy, and rotator cuff tear. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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

Dr. Thomas Bottiglieri works as a family medicine physician and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bottiglieri include knee arthritis, foot pain, and elbow pain. Dr. Bottiglieri honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Christ Hospital, Jersey City and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Bottiglieri attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bottiglieri is professionally affiliated with Valley Health System and ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, stress fractures, achilles tendon problems, ankle sprain, shoulder arthritis, tendonitis, ankle fracture

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Tendonitis, Ankle Fracture, Achilles ... (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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include arthroscopic shoulder debridement, elbow pain, and ligament problems. Dr. Jobin is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Jobin attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Jobin has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, ligament problems, 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)

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

Dr. Ruby Kim works as a physiatrist in Fort Lee, NJ and Jersey City, NJ. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include pain management. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI), as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. She 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)

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

Dr. David Wang is a sports medicine specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wang include overuse injuries, sports injuries, and rheumatic diseases. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Wang is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 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. Her clinical interests include strains, muscle pain, and elbow pain. She honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Cardamone graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Cardamone is 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)

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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)

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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.