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We found 30 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Devon Health Services near Livingston, NJ.

Dr. Jay E Bowen, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
11 Overlook Road; Suite B-110
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Jay Bowen, who practices in Cedar Knolls, NJ, Summit, NJ, and Newark, NJ, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. His education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: pain management, hip injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Bowen has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, joint problems

All Interests: Pain, Headache, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Bone Problems, Hip Injury, Carpal ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Agesen, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
11 Overlook Road; Suite B110
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas Agesen works as a rehabilitation physician and sports medicine specialist in Summit, NJ and Cedar Knolls, NJ. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Agesen include pain management, hip injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Agesen takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Agesen speaks Russian. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Pain, Headache, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Wrist Problems, Hip Injury, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1500 Pleasant Valley Way; Suite 101
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Zornitzer is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in West Orange, NJ. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zornitzer studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He has received the distinction of Montclair Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Michelle Sirak's area of specialization is pediatric rehabilitation medicine. Her clinical interests include shoulder injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, and developmental disabilities. She is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Goryeb Children's Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sirak honors. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Developmental Disabilities, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank Joseph Liggio, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Other
194 Main Street
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Frank Liggio's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Liggio is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: general orthopedics, ankle problems, and joint problems. His professional affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Liggio's medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Pain, General Orthopedics, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Elbow Problems, Bone Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Virak Tan, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
33 Bleeker Street; Suite 103
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Virak Tan works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Newark, NJ, Millburn, NJ, and Harrison, NJ. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tan's clinical interests include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hand problems, and wrist problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Galaxy Health Network, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Khmer, and Portuguese. Dr. Tan is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Bone Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Maithili V Rao, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
741 Northfield Avenue
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Maithili Rao's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rao include bladder cancer, breast cancer, and melanoma. Dr. Rao is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. Dr. Rao graduated from Grant Medical College and then Dr. Rao performed Dr. Rao's residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Rao's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rao honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Thoracic Problems, Bone Problems, Brain Problems, Lung Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis A Lowenthal, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Dennis Lowenthal sees patients in Summit, NJ. His medical specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lowenthal's areas of expertise include the following: anemia, breast cancer, and melanoma. He is affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Lowenthal honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Thoracic Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sophie D Morse, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Sophie Morse is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Morse include breast cancer, melanoma, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Morse's hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Overlook Medical Center. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Patients gave Dr. Morse an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Thoracic Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Lung Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Seth Ryan Stoller, MD
Specializes in Neurology
741 Northfield Avenue; Suite 210
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Seth Stoller is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stoller's clinical interests include brain aneurysm, pain management, and stroke. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Hackensack University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stoller accepts. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Stoller speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, joint problems

All Interests: Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Parkinson's Disease, Neuromuscular ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Joseph Kopacz, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
200 So. Orange Avenue; Suite 180 Annex
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Kenneth Kopacz is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Livingston, NJ, Suite 5, NJ, and Belleville, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Kopacz include back pain, neck pain, and spinal stenosis. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Kopacz studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for AARP, Anthem, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Neck Pain, Fractures, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Harold Rieber, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
200 South Orange Avenue; Suite 230
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Rieber's specialties are osteopathic manipulative medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Springfield, NJ, Livingston, NJ, and Newark, NJ. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rieber's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Rieber is a graduate of New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Rieber trained at Albany Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Joseph Kuchera, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
140 Park Avenue; (enter "the Green at Florham Park" at Florham Road, Across From The.
Florham Park, NJ
 

Dr. James Kuchera's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include the following: vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), menopause, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Summit Medical Group. Dr. Kuchera studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. The average patient rating for Dr. Kuchera is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kuchera takes. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Pre-Eclampsia, Infertility, Miscarriage, Multiple Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Mordecai Rothkopf, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1500 Pleasant Valleyway; Suite 201
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Rothkopf's areas of clinical interest consist of obesity, osteoporosis, and metabolic disorders. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rothkopf takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, he performed his residency at The University Hospital, Newark. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Metabolic Disorders, Clinical Trials, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Obesity

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Pleasant Valley Way
W Orange, NJ
 

Dr. David Loya, who practices in West Orange, NJ, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Loya's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, hand problems, and wrist problems. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Loya attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Loya is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Nancy Ann Kaplan
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
376 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ
 

Dr. Nancy Kaplan specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Springfield, NJ, Irvington, NJ, and Caldwell, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaplan include arthroscopic surgery, arthritis, and bone problems. Dr. Kaplan is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Kaplan (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Bone Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Gout, ... (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.