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We found 7 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept QualCare near Monroe, NJ.

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

Dr. James Scales is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include scoliosis, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. Dr. Scales is affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. Dr. Scales takes AARP, Fortis, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Scales attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Scales speaks Spanish.

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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 in Chatham, NJ, Sparta, NJ, and Livingston, NJ. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rieger's clinical interests include scoliosis, hip dysplasia, and pain management. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for his residency. Patients gave Dr. Rieger an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rieger has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors.

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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 sees patients in Hackettstown, NJ, Sparta, NJ, and Newton, NJ. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Koss include arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and hip injury. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Newton Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and a graduate of UMass Memorial Medical Center's residency program. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Koss is accepting 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. George Salem Naseef III, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
380 Lafayette Road; Suite 204
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. George Naseef sees patients in Cedar Knolls, NJ, Sparta, NJ, and Bedminster, NJ. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Naseef include scoliosis, spinal stenosis, and neck problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Community Care Network (CCN), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Naseef graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Union Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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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. Her areas of expertise include the following: cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). She is professionally affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. Dr. Ende graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Ende has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, AARP, and Guardian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Robert Weinschenk is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Weinschenk is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, total shoulder replacement, and general orthopedics. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. Dr. Weinschenk is an in-network provider for Anthem, Fortis, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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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
540 Lafayette Avenue; Route 15 South
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. Wayne Colizza is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Morristown, NJ and Sparta, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Colizza include total shoulder replacement, hip injury, and minimally invasive knee replacement. The average patient rating for Dr. Colizza is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Colizza honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Focus, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Colizza attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Colizza (or staff) speaks 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.