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We found 6 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Scales is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. He is affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. He takes AARP, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Scales has an open panel. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, he 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. Stephen Dennis Koss, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
380 Lafayette Road, Rt.15; Suite 203/204
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Koss is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Hackettstown, NJ, Sparta, NJ, and Newton, NJ. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and hip injury. Dr. Koss is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Newton Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Fortis, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Koss attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

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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
276 Lafayette Road; Suite 103
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. George Naseef is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Naseef has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis, spinal stenosis, and neck problems. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Naseef accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Community Care Network (CCN), as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Union Memorial Hospital, Dr. Naseef attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine.

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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, who practices in Randolph, NJ and Sparta, NJ, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ende include cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. Dr. Ende honors Amerigroup, AARP, Guardian, and more. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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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 physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weinschenk include arthroscopic surgery, total shoulder replacement, and general orthopedics. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Fortis, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Weinschenk's office for an appointment.

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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
160 Lafayette Avenue
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. Wayne Colizza is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Morristown, NJ and Sparta, NJ. Patient ratings for Dr. Colizza average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Colizza include total shoulder replacement, hip injury, and minimally invasive knee replacement. Dr. Colizza is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center Atlantic Sports Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Colizza (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Italian.

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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.