We found 6 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept MultiPlan near Sparta, NJ.

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
532 Lafayette Road; Suite 100
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. Haroon Sarwar is a rheumatologist. His areas of expertise include metabolic bone diseases, musculoskeletal imaging, and myositis. On average, patients gave Dr. Sarwar a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending King Edward Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Dr. Sarwar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Punjabi. Dr. Sarwar is affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, gout

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Myositis, Tendon Problems, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Scales specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Scales graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Scales include scoliosis, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes AARP, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Scales is professionally affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Dr. Koss's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and hip injury. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Koss completed his residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Newton Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Cedar Knolls, NJ, Sparta, NJ, and Bedminster, NJ. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include scoliosis, spinal stenosis, and neck problems. Dr. Naseef takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Community Care Network (CCN), and more. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Naseef trained at Union Memorial Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her clinical interests include cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient reviews placed Dr. Ende at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Amerigroup, AARP, and Guardian, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Ende's hospital/clinic affiliations include Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Wounds, Bone Problems, Fractures, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Weinschenk is an orthopedic surgeon. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Weinschenk include arthroscopic surgery, total shoulder replacement, and general orthopedics. Dr. Weinschenk is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Weinschenk's hospital/clinic affiliations include Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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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)

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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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