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We found 5 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept MultiPlan near Sparta, NJ.

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

Dr. James Scales' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. Dr. Scales has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Scales speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Leigh Ende is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ende include cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Her professional affiliations include Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. Dr. Ende takes Amerigroup, AARP, and Guardian, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Ende attended Tulane University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Wounds, Bone Problems, Fractures, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (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 and practices in Hackettstown, NJ, Sparta, NJ, and Newton, NJ. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and hip injury. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Newton Medical Center. Before completing his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Koss attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Koss takes Anthem, Fortis, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. George Salem Naseef III, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
276 Lafayette Road; Suite 103
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. George Naseef is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of scoliosis, spinal stenosis, and neck problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Naseef takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Community Care Network (CCN), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Naseef's education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Union Memorial Hospital. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Robert Weinschenk is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Weinschenk average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, total shoulder replacement, and general orthopedics. He is affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. He accepts Anthem, Fortis, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Weinschenk's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, 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.