We found 27 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept US Family Health Plan near Morristown, NJ.

Dr. Steven Sclafani, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
111 Madison Avenue; Suite 400
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Sclafani's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Sclafani average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sclafani include hip injury, hip pain, and knee pain. Dr. Sclafani is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sclafani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Peter Bradley Blank, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
150 N Finley Avenue
Basking Ridge, NJ
 

Dr. Peter Blank practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include total shoulder replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. Dr. Blank takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Damion Antonio Martins, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Sports Medicine
111 Madison Avenue; Suite 400
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Damion Martins sees patients in Morristown, NJ. His medical specialty is sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martins include metabolic disorders, hip injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Disorders, Sports Health, Clinical Trials, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Osteoporosis, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Luis Mendez, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
95 Mount Kemble Avenue; Thebauld Building 4th Floor
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Daniel Mendez's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His clinical interests include pain management, hip injury, and shoulder injury. Dr. Mendez takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. Dr. Mendez is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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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)

Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
95 Mt. Kemble Avenue; Thebaud Building
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Michelle Sirak is a specialist in pediatric rehabilitation medicine. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Her training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Sirak's clinical interests include shoulder injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, and developmental disabilities. Dr. Sirak accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Goryeb Children's Hospital.

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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)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
435 South Street; 230a
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Mona Walimbe is an endocrinologist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Walimbe attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Walimbe include diabetes, adrenal tumor, and thyroid problems. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes, Adrenal Tumor

Dr. Mark Lawrence Kayton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Kayton works as a pediatric surgeon. Dr. Kayton's areas of expertise include sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), surgical procedures, and trauma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Sarcoma, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Trauma

Dr. Michael Mordecai Rothkopf, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
435 South Street; Suite 330
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Rothkopf's specialty is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rothkopf's areas of expertise consist of obesity, osteoporosis, and metabolic disorders. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rothkopf takes. Before performing his residency at The University Hospital, Newark, Dr. Rothkopf attended Eastern Virginia Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

Dr. Michael Ari Baskies, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
111 Madison Avenue; Suite 400
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Baskies specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Morristown, NJ. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. These areas are among Dr. Baskies's clinical interests: executive health, hand problems, and arthritis. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Baskies is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Chilton Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, elbow fracture, joint problems

All Interests: Elbow Fracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Executive Health, Bone Problems, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Janet Beth Bartov, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
435 South Street; Suite 220 B
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Janet Bartov practices adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include uveitis, lupus, and gout. Her professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group. Dr. Bartov honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bartov attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ulcerative Colitis, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Maithili V Rao, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Maithili Rao's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; dr. Maithili Rao sees patients in Springfield, NJ, West Orange, NJ, and Morristown, NJ. Dr. Rao is rated highly by Dr. Rao's patients. Dr. Rao's clinical interests include bladder cancer, breast cancer, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Rao is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing Dr. Rao's residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Rao attended medical school at Grant Medical College. Dr. Rao (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Gujarati. Dr. Rao is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

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

Dr. Berton Taffet, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
111 Madison Avenue; Suite 400
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Berton Taffet, who practices in Morristown, NJ, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: pain, executive health, and general orthopedics. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Taffet is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Taffet is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, General Orthopedics, Executive Health, Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement, Hip Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alice Chu, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
218 Ridgedale Avenue; #104
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. Alice Chu's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Chu is especially interested in wrist surgery, hand surgery procedures, and brachial plexus injury. She is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Chu obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. She has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Bone Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Limb Lengthening, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Barbara Minkowitz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Other
261 James Street; Suite 3c
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Barbara Minkowitz is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Minkowitz's clinical interests: scoliosis, lyme disease, and hip injury. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Minkowitz graduated from New York Medical College. She trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. She is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Chilton Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Hip Dysplasia, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donatella B Graffino, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Immunology, Allergy & Immunology
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Donatella Graffino is a pediatric immunology and allergy & immunology specialist in Cedar Knolls, NJ, Morristown, NJ, and Summit, NJ. Dr. Graffino (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Graffino include sinusitis (sinus infection), asthma, and skin issues. Her professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of Padua Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Graffino's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Allergies, Skin Issues, Arthritis, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Ashish Abhay Khot, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Ashish Khot is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist in Springfield, NJ, Morristown, NJ, and West Orange, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, spinal cancer, and liver cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khot accepts. He attended Grant Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Khot (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Khot is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Thoracic Problems, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Brain Problems, Spinal ... (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.
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