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We found 8 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept Coventry Gold HMO near Marlton, NJ.

Dr. Peter Charles Vitanzo Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
999 Route 73
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Peter Vitanzo's medical specialty is family medicine and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vitanzo include lower back strain, torticollis, and elbow pain. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Vitanzo is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Vitanzo is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vitanzo takes. Dr. Vitanzo has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Brian M Smith, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6200 Main Street
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Brian Smith is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), reconstructive surgery, and trauma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Smith include: South Jersey Magazine; "Top Dentist"; and Philadelphia Magazine. He is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Temple University Hospital (TUH).

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Carl Angelo Bifano
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6200 Main Street
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Carl Bifano specializes in oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Bifano is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Philadelphia General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care and Temple University Hospital (TUH).

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Facial Problems, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, Facial Reconstruction

Dr. Mark Spencer Rekant, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1888 E Marlton Pike; Suites E & F
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Rekant is a medical specialist in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Rekant include forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and elbow pain. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Rekant performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Pedro Kirkor Beredjiklian, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
999 Route 73 North; Third Floor
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Pedro Beredjiklian specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Beredjiklian's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: lower back strain, torticollis, and elbow pain. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Beredjiklian attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital for Special Surgery and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2012,2011,2010 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Riddle Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Steven Mark Raikin, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
999 Route 73 North
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Raikin is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include foot problems, dislocation, and pain. Dr. Raikin is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Nazareth Hospital. Dr. Raikin accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. Dr. Raikin has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Alexander Richard Vaccaro, PhD, MD, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
888 Route 73 North; Third Floor
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Alexander Vaccaro's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Vaccaro is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Vaccaro performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Matthew Lee Ramsey, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
999 Route 73 North
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Ramsey's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: shoulder dislocation, elbow pain, and shoulder tendonitis. Dr. Ramsey is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Ramsey attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Ramsey is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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What is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)?

TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint, the little round joint that lies in front of your ear between the temporal bone (your cheek bone) and the mandible (your lower jaw.) Often people use the acronym “TMJ” to refer to temporomandibular joint dysfunction or disorder - that is, pain and stiffness in this joint and the muscles around it.

TMJ can cause a wide variety of symptoms related to the movement of the jaw. They can include earaches, headaches, an inability to open the mouth very far, painful clicking or popping noises when chewing or talking, and stiffness or pain in the jaw, face, or neck. Sometimes TMJ symptoms seem to go in cycles, getting better or going away for a while only to come back again. Symptoms can be mild and not very bothersome, or so persistent and painful as to be almost debilitating.

There can be many potential causes of TMJ. An injury or trauma to the jaw, arthritis, or grinding the teeth can all contribute to TMJ. The temporomandibular joint contains a small disc of cartilage that allows it to move smoothly, and this disc can become dislocated or torn. Sometimes the cause is unknown. There are no standard tests for TMJ, and it can be difficult to diagnose and treat.

Mild cases of TMJ may benefit from self-care such as eating soft foods, practicing stress management techniques, and applying ice packs to the jaw. NSAIDS, such as ibuprofen, can be purchased without a prescription and work to reduce pain and inflammation. Some dentists and occupational therapists can suggest stretching techniques for the jaw which may help relieve stiffness. More serious cases may require a form of splinting called a stabilization splint or bite plate, which helps reduce pressure on the joint. Extreme cases may benefit from arthroscopic surgery on the joint.