We found 17 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Medicaid near Paramus, NJ.

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

Dr. Joseph Markenson is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include systemic vasculitis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Markenson attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; Lupus Erythematosus Foundation Fellow; and Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Markenson speaks Spanish. He is 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)

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

Dr. John Capo works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Capo's areas of expertise include wrist fracture, carpal tunnel syndrome, and shoulder problems. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Capo accepts. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Capo completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Capo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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

Dr. Michael Kaiser's specialty is neurosurgery. He attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaiser include spinal decompression, second opinions, and spine microsurgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaiser accepts Aetna EPO, United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Kaiser (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. Dr. Kaiser's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Valley Health System, and ColumbiaDoctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Gregory Difelice works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Difelice (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Clinical interests for Dr. Difelice include meniscus surgery, rotator cuff surgery, and knee arthroplasty. Dr. Difelice's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Central Bronx Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Hospital for Special Surgery. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Difelice average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: 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.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Meniscus Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ligament Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Calin Moucha specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moucha honors. He is open to new patients. Dr. Moucha attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Moucha (or staff) is conversant in Romanian, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis

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

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

Dr. Christopher Winfree works as a neurosurgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Winfree (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Winfree's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Valley Health System, and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Winfree attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Winfree completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and The Neurological Institute of New York. Patient ratings for Dr. Winfree average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has received professional recognition including the following: American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS); Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS); and American College of Surgeons (ACS). Dr. Winfree is accepting 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)

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

Dr. Peter Angevine practices spine surgery and neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Angevine include spinal decompression, second opinions, and spine microsurgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Angevine at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 distinctions include: Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors and One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Angevine (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, and Valley Health System. Dr. Angevine is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

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

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

Dr. Christopher Ahmad is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic shoulder debridement, elbow pain, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). On average, patients gave Dr. Ahmad a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Ahmad graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ahmad include: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmad speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, shoulder arthritis

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

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

Dr. Themistocles Protopsaltis is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Protopsaltis include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Protopsaltis accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Protopsaltis include: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

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

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

Dr. William Levine is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levine include knee problems, arthroscopic shoulder debridement, and elbow pain. Dr. Levine's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Levine is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Present; and To. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, shoulder arthritis

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

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

Dr. Gregg Klein is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Klein at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in knee problems and hip problems. He is professionally affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Klein has an open panel. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Klein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Frank Anthony Liporace, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Trauma Surgery
433 Hackensack Avenue; 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Frank Liporace specializes in orthopedic trauma and trauma surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. Dr. Liporace's professional affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' residency program. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Foot Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Hip ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Geller's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Geller has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include meniscus surgery, knee arthroscopy, and hip pain. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Geller accepts Aetna EPO, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Geller (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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Dr. David Alexander Wang, MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine
140 E. Ridgewood Avenue; Suite 175 S., Paramus Nj Office
Paramus, NJ
 

Dr. David Wang is a sports medicine specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wang include overuse injuries, sports injuries, and rheumatic diseases. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Wang is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

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

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

Dr. Yongjung Kim is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, spinal pain, and spine microsurgery. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim takes. Dr. Kim studied medicine at Seoul National University College of Medicine. Dr. Kim has received the following distinction: One of America's Top Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Sign Language. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Ronald Lehman's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include scoliosis, herniated disc, and disc replacement. Dr. Lehman's professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for residency. He takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lehman's distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors and New York Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Tumor, Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, Osteoporosis, ... (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.