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We found 17 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Manville, NJ.

Dr. Andrew K Ankamah, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1553 State Hwy. 27; Suite 3100
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Ankamah is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Dr. Ankamah's areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, spasticity, and women's sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ankamah honors. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Sports Health, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Naimish G Baxi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Pain Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine
51 Veronica Avenue
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Naimish Baxi is a specialist in pediatric rehabilitation medicine, pain medicine, and spinal cord injury medicine. He works in Somerset, NJ, Monroe, NJ, and Monroe Township, NJ. Before performing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Baxi attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His areas of clinical interest consist of pain management, sports health, and spine problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Pain Management

Dr. Daniel Luis Mendez, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
23 Mountain Boulevard
Warren, 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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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Sports Medicine
27 Monroe Street
Bridgewater, NJ
 

Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Megid specializes in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abdel-Megid include lupus, lyme disease, and dermatomyositis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Abdel-Megid accepts several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Abdel-Megid attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, tendonitis, gout

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Shail N Patel
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
102 South Main Street
Manville, NJ
 

Dr. Shail Patel works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Piscataway, NJ, Berkeley Heights, NJ, and Hoboken, NJ. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Patel is accepting new patients. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Polish, and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , bone infection

All Interests: Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Nail Fungus, Ingrown Toenails, Morton's Neuroma, Bone Infection, ... (Read more)

Rachana M Purohit
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
102 South Main Street
Manville, NJ
 

Dr. Rachana Purohit's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Purohit's areas of expertise include hammer toe, orthotics, and plantar warts. She is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone infection, sprains

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Sports Health, Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Nail Fungus, Ingrown Toenails, Morton's ... (Read more)

Alen R Tar
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
102 South Main Street
Manville, NJ
 

Dr. Alen Tar is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Raritan, NJ, Morristown, NJ, and Berkeley Heights, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. Dr. Tar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. His training includes residency programs at Boston Medical Center and Roger Williams Medical Center. Dr. Tar has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone infection, sprains

All Interests: Sports Health, Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Nail Fungus, Ingrown Toenails, Morton's Neuroma, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Tariq Ahmad Rizvi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
75 Veronica Avenue; Suite 204
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Tariq Rizvi practices general internal medicine in Somerset, NJ. Dr. Rizvi's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Rizvi takes several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Osteoporosis, Bone Density Test, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

Tony Distefano, MS
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
102 S. Main Street
Manville, NJ
 

Dr. Tony Distefano's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He completed his residency training at West Jersey Health System. Clinical interests for Dr. Distefano include nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. Dr. Distefano is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Distefano (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Overlook Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , bone infection, sprains

All Interests: Sports Health, Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Nail Fungus, Ingrown Toenails, Morton's Neuroma, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina Congxiao Wang Epstein, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
75 Veronica Avenue; Suite 204
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Christina Wang-Epstein works as a general internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wang-Epstein include thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Wang-Epstein graduated from Peking University Health Science Center and then she performed her residency at Jersey City Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Wang-Epstein average 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, sprains

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Bone ... (Read more)

Ali N El Saheli
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
102 S. Main Street
Manville, NJ
 

Dr. Ali El-Saheli's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Livingston, NJ, Piscataway, NJ, and Manville, NJ. His clinical interests include nail fungus, hammer toe, and ingrown toenails. Dr. El-Saheli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Overlook Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. El-Saheli takes. Dr. El-Saheli has an open panel. Dr. El-Saheli (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , bone infection

All Interests: Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Nail Fungus, Ingrown Toenails, Morton's Neuroma, Bone Infection, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
27 Mountain Boulevard; Suite 9
Warren, NJ
 

Dr. Judith Tiongco's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Tiongco include bladder infection, thyroid problems, and depression. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tiongco honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Tiongco speaks Filipino. Her professional affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Women's Heart Disease, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Navtika R Desai, DO
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
105 Raider Boulevard; Suite 200
Hillsborough, NJ
 

Dr. Navtika Desai works as an adult endocrinologist and general internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Desai include pituitary tumor, infertility, and hypercalcemia. Her average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, and more. Before completing her residency at St. Luke's Hospital, Dr. Desai attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bone problems

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Infertility, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Hypercalcemia, Biopsy, Hyperthyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gwen Elizabeth Guglielmi, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
375 Route 206
Hillsborough, NJ
 

Dr. Gwen Guglielmi works as a diagnostic radiologist in Princeton, NJ, Hillsborough, NJ, and East Windsor, NJ. These areas are among her clinical interests: intravenous pyelogram (IVP), nuclear scan, and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Guglielmi is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guglielmi takes.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Intravenous Pyelogram, Body Imaging, Diagnostic Evaluation, Musculoskeletal Problems, Angiogram, CT ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
102 S Main Street
Manville, NJ
 

Dr. Ayan Goswami works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. In Dr. Goswami's practice, he is particularly interested in foot problems and ankle problems. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Goswami (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains

All Interests: Sports Health, Ankle Problems, Sprains, Foot Problems

Roshni S Gandhi
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
51 Veronica Avenue
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Roshni Gandhi works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Somerset, NJ, Monroe, NJ, and Toms River, NJ. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, hammer toe, and orthotics. Dr. Gandhi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her residency was performed at Christiana Care Health System. Her professional affiliations include Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy, Sports Health, Ankle Problems, Neuropathy, Ankle ... (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.