We found 8 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept QualCare near Monroe, NJ.

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
532 Lafayette Road; Suite 100
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. Haroon Sarwar is an adult rheumatology specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Sarwar's clinical interests: metabolic bone diseases, musculoskeletal imaging, and myositis. He is professionally affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarwar honors. After completing medical school at King Edward Medical University, Dr. Sarwar performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Dr. Sarwar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, gout

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Myositis, Tendon Problems, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. James L Scales Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
280 Newton Sparta Road; Suite 4
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. James Scales' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Scales speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scales include scoliosis, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. He is affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Scales's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including AARP, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth J Rieger, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
89 Sparta Avenue; Knoll Place, Suite 202
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. Kenneth Rieger is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Rieger graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes a residency program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, pain management, and neck problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Rieger average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Dysplasia, Scoliosis, Fractures, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Dennis Koss, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
380 Lafayette Road, Rt.15; Suite 203/204
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Koss specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Koss include arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and hip injury. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Newton Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Koss welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Koss attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. George Salem Naseef III, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
380 Lafayette Road; Suite 204
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. George Naseef works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Naseef include scoliosis, spinal stenosis, and neck problems. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Naseef graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Union Memorial Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Naseef honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Community Care Network (CCN).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Leigh S Ende, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
380 Lafayette Road
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. Leigh Ende practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Her areas of expertise include cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient reviews placed Dr. Ende at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, AARP, and Guardian. She is professionally affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Wounds, Bone Problems, Fractures, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert C Weinschenk, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
280 Newton Sparta Road
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Weinschenk specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, total shoulder replacement, and general orthopedics. Dr. Weinschenk is affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Weinschenk completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Patient reviews placed Dr. Weinschenk at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Fortis, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Weinschenk is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Wayne Anthony Colizza, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
376 Lafayette Road, Route 15 South; Unit 103
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. Wayne Colizza is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Colizza is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Colizza trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. His areas of expertise include total shoulder replacement, hip injury, and minimally invasive knee replacement. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Focus. Dr. Colizza (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Italian. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center Atlantic Sports Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a painful disease of the joints. There are many different kinds of arthritis with various causes, but they all lead to pain and inflammation of joints such as the hip, knee, or wrist. Arthritis affects people of all ages, races, and genders, but it is more common in women and older people. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States.

Symptoms of arthritis include swelling, pain, and stiffness. They can occur in a single joint or throughout the body. It is common for symptoms to come and go, known as flares. In some kinds of arthritis, flares may be caused by specific triggers, such as exercise, stress, or an allergic reaction.

By far the two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis happens when wear and tear on joints breaks down the cartilage between two moving bones. In a healthy person, cartilage cushions and lubricates the bones so they can glide over each other as they move. When the cartilage becomes thin or tears, the ends of bones rub and cause pain. In rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s own immune system becomes confused and attacks joint cartilage, weakening it and causing inflammation.

Treatment for arthritis depends on the specific type, but it may include:
  • Avoiding arthritis triggers
  • Hot or cold therapy, such as ice or hot packs
  • Oral or injected medications, such as corticosteroids, NSAIDs, and biologics
  • Physical therapy and gentle exercises
  • Surgery to repair or replace damaged joints

In many types of arthritis, early treatment can prevent more serious damage to your joints, keeping your symptoms in check. Whatever stage you are in, help exists to let you stay active and manage pain. There are many options to get you moving again.
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