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 specialist in adult rheumatology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: metabolic bone disease, musculoskeletal imaging, and myositis. Dr. Sarwar is affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. He honors AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from King Edward Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Dr. Sarwar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Punjabi.

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

Dr. James Scales is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Scales is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. He is affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. He 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. Dr. Scales is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Scales's practice is open to 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 a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and hip injury. Dr. Koss's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Newton Medical Center. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Koss'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. George Salem Naseef III, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
276 Lafayette Road; Suite 103
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. George Naseef sees patients in Cedar Knolls, NJ, Sparta, NJ, and Bedminster, NJ. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at Union Memorial Hospital, Dr. Naseef attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, spinal stenosis, and neck problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Naseef is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Community Care Network (CCN), and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 in Randolph, NJ and Sparta, NJ. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Ende performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). These areas are among her clinical interests: cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient ratings for Dr. Ende average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, AARP, and Guardian. She is professionally affiliated with 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 Clair Weinschenk, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
280 Newton Sparta Road
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Weinschenk's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Weinschenk average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, total shoulder replacement, and general orthopedics. Dr. Weinschenk accepts 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. He is professionally affiliated with Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Health System. Dr. Weinschenk 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.
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