We found 18 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Medicaid near Paramus, NJ.

Joseph A. Markenson, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
140 East Ridgewood Avenue; Suite 175 S., Paramus Office
Paramus, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Markenson is an adult rheumatology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Markenson include systemic vasculitis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Markenson is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Markenson completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Markenson's distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Lupus Erythematosus Foundation Fellow; and Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

Gregory S. DiFelice, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
140 East Ridgewood Avenue; Suite 175 S., Paramus Office
Paramus, NJ
 

Dr. Gregory Difelice practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. These areas are among Dr. Difelice's clinical interests: meniscus surgery, knee arthroplasty, and sports health. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Patient Choice Award - Vitals.com, 2008 & 2009; America's Top Orthopedists - Consumer Research Council of America, 2008 & 2009; and Teacher of the Year Award - Montefiore Orthopaedic Residency Program 2002 & 2005. Dr. Difelice (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His professional affiliations include North Central Bronx Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Hospital for Special Surgery. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Surgery, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Knee Ligament Reconstruction, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Thomas Capo, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
433 Hackensack Avenue; 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. John Capo practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Capo include wrist fracture, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder problems. Dr. Capo is professionally affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Penn State Hershey Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Capo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , hand arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Pressure Ulcer Surgery, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's ... (Read more)

Dr. Themistocles Stavros Protopsaltis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
433 Hackensack Avenue
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Themistocles Protopsaltis' specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Protopsaltis include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Protopsaltis honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Protopsaltis is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Scoliosis, Fractures, Cervical Spine Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Guenther Kaiser, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1200 E. Ridgewood Avenue; Suite 200
Ridgewood, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Kaiser's specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Kaiser (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Dr. Kaiser's clinical interests include spinal decompression, second opinions, and spine microsurgery. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Valley Health System, and ColumbiaDoctors. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Kaiser attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Kaiser average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaiser is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received the following distinctions: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Second Opinions, Artificial Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher S Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
20 Grand Avenue; First Floor
Englewood, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Ahmad is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Ahmad is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic shoulder debridement, elbow pain, and shoulder tendonitis. He takes Medicaid Managed Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmad is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. His distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Ahmad is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Arthroscopic Shoulder Debridement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Douglas Angevine, MPH, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1200 East Ridgewood Avenue; Suite 200
Ridgewood, NJ
 

Dr. Peter Angevine is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist. Dr. Angevine (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Angevine's clinical interests: second opinions, artificial disc replacement, and spine reconstruction. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, and Valley Health System. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Angevine honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Angevine has received include Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors and One of America's Top Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Second Opinions, Artificial Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher J Winfree, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1200 E. Ridgewood Avenue; Suite 200
Ridgewood, NJ
 

Dr. Christopher Winfree's specialty is neurosurgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Winfree is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Winfree takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and The Neurological Institute of New York. He has received distinctions including American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS); Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS); and American College of Surgeons (ACS). In addition to English, Dr. Winfree (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Valley Health System, and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Winfree welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Facial Pain, Neurostimulation, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. William Noah Levine, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ
 

Dr. William Levine is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic shoulder debridement, and shoulder tendonitis. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Levine is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Levine performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; Present; and To. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Arthroscopic Shoulder Debridement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Calin Stefan Moucha, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ
 

Dr. Calin Moucha's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moucha include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Moucha is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Moucha (or staff) speaks Romanian, Spanish, and French. Dr. Moucha is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Meniscectomy, Revision Arthroplasty, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

David A. Wang, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
140 E. Ridgewood Avenue; Suite 175 S., Paramus Nj Office
Paramus, NJ
 

Dr. David Wang is a general practitioner, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wang include overuse injuries, sports injuries, and rheumatic diseases. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Wang is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wang completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hyaluronic Acid Joint Injections, Wrist Problems, Ultrasound, Rheumatic Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Justin Kenneth Greisberg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ
 

Dr. Justin Greisberg's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Greisberg is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include intensive care, foot pain, and ankle surgery. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Greisberg include: New York Super Doctors; Neer Orthopaedic Teaching Award; and One of America's Top Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Yong Jung Kim, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ
 

Dr. Yongjung Kim is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include scoliosis, spinal pain, and spine microsurgery. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Seoul National University College of Medicine. Dr. Kim has received the distinction of One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Arabic, and Sign Language.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Stenosis, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, Spinal Instrumentation, Complex Spinal Instrumentation, Lumbar ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Albert Geller, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Geller is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Geller's clinical interests: meniscus surgery, knee arthroscopy, and hip pain. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He accepts Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Geller has an open panel. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Geller completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Geller include: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Geller (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Surgery, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Partial Knee Replacement, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregg Roger Klein, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10 Forest Avenue
Paramus, NJ
 

Dr. Gregg Klein's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Klein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems and hip problems. He is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Klein completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Klein welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Dr. Ronald Arthur Lehman Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ
 

Dr. Ronald Lehman's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Lehman's clinical interests: scoliosis, herniated disc, and artificial disc replacement. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Lehman attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Lehman has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors and New York Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Tumor, Artificial Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, Herniated ... (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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