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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 sees patients in Newton, NJ and Montague, NJ. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include scoliosis, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. Dr. Scales takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Scales is affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. Dr. Scales has an open panel.

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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 a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Koss include arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and hip injury. Dr. Koss is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Newton Medical Center. Dr. Koss is an in-network provider for Anthem, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

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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's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Naseef include scoliosis, spinal stenosis, and neck problems. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Union Memorial Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Naseef average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Naseef takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Community Care Network (CCN).

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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 is a hand surgeon and orthopedist. These areas are among her clinical interests: cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Ende's professional affiliations include Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. She obtained her medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, AARP, Guardian, and more.

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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 specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, total shoulder replacement, and general orthopedics. He is professionally affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. Dr. Weinschenk attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Weinschenk average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Fortis, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice 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)

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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.