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We found 50 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Summit, NJ.

Dr. Robin Michael Gehrmann, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
33 Overlook Road; Mac I, Suite 305
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Robin Gehrmann's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and bone problems. Dr. Gehrmann is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital. He is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gehrmann's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Bone Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Louis Rizio III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
349 E. Northfield Avenue; Suite 120
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Louis Rizio's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Rizio attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, AARP, and Cigna. Dr. Rizio (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
194 Main Street
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas include knee injury, hip arthroscopy, and rotator cuff tear. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, ligament problems, tendonitis, tendon injury

All Interests: Elbow Surgery, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Ligament Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Michael Masella, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
111 Madison Avenue; Suite 400
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Masella is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Masella's clinical interests include general orthopedics, hip injury, and bunions. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Masella graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Pain, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Bone Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Austin Hunt, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
197 Ridgedale Avenue
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Hunt is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, knee injury, and general orthopedics. He honors AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Hunt attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center Atlantic Sports Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Albert Willis, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
160 E Hanover Avenue
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Willis is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include carpal tunnel syndrome, elbow fracture, and knee pain. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center Atlantic Sports Health. Dr. Willis honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Willis graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Willis trained at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Willis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, elbow fracture, sprains, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Knee Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Bone Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerard Anthony Malanga, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
197 Ridgedale Avenue; Suite 210
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. Gerard Malanga's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. He practices in Cedar Knolls, NJ. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Malanga's clinical interests include pain management, hip injury, and hip pain. He accepts AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Dr. Malanga is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Osteoporosis, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Hip Injury, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay E Bowen, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
11 Overlook Road; Suite B-110
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Jay Bowen is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine specialist. His education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: pain management, hip injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Bowen's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, joint problems

All Interests: Pain, Headache, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Bone Problems, Hip Injury, Carpal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Kenneth Shindle, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1 Diamond Hill Road
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Shindle sees patients in Berkeley Heights, NJ and Morristown, NJ. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shindle include general orthopedics, hip injury, and bunions. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Shindle obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. He accepts AARP, Aetna, Great-West Healthcare, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Pain, General Orthopedics, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Bone Problems, Fractures, Hip Injury, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Agesen, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
11 Overlook Road; Suite B110
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas Agesen specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. Agesen include pain management, hip injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Agesen attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Pain, Headache, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Wrist Problems, Hip Injury, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
111 Madison Avenue; Suite 400
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Kocaj practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Morristown, NJ. Dr. Kocaj's areas of clinical interest consist of knee injury, shoulder injury, and sports injuries. Dr. Kocaj's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Kocaj is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Railroad Medicare, and more. Dr. Kocaj is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Pain, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Injury, Ankle Problems, Sports Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph F Altongy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
33 Overlook Road; Suite 202
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Altongy is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, hip injury, and ankle problems. He is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Altongy's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Columbia University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Altongy is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Altongy takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1500 Pleasant Valley Way; Suite 101
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Zornitzer's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Zornitzer is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert John Dagostini Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
197 Ridgedale Avenue
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. Robert D'agostini works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. These areas are among Dr. D'agostini's clinical interests: total shoulder replacement, total hip replacement, and general orthopedics. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center Atlantic Sports Health. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. D'agostini takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, sprains

All Interests: Pain, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Minimally Invasive Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank Joseph Liggio, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Other
194 Main Street
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Frank Liggio is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Millburn, NJ. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Liggio include general orthopedics, ankle problems, and joint problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Liggio's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Pain, General Orthopedics, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Elbow Problems, Bone Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Abram E Kirschenbaum, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
385 Morris Avenue
Springfield, NJ
 

Dr. Abram Kirschenbaum is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Denville, NJ and Springfield, NJ. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include the following: hand problems, arthritis, and shoulder problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Kirschenbaum a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Dr. Kirschenbaum (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Kirschenbaum's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Kirschenbaum is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, elbow fracture

All Interests: Elbow Fracture, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Neuromuscular Disorders, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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What are Musculoskeletal Problems?

The musculoskeletal system refers collectively to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. It is what gives our bodies structure and allows us to move and do things. Because this system encompasses so much of the body, musculoskeletal problems are extremely varied and can happen almost anywhere. There are musculoskeletal problems that affect only the joints, those that affect the bones, those that affect tendons and ligaments, and those that can happen in any area of the body but cause pain and numbness.

Joint problems include bursitis and arthritis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushion on the outside of a joint, causing symptoms including pain and swelling. Arthritis is the inflammation and damage of a joint due to wear and tear or disease. There are several treatments for arthritis, but if the damage progresses far enough, joint replacement may be necessary. In joint replacement, a metal or plastic implant is surgically placed within the joint to make movement easier.

Bone problems include scoliosis, fractures, and osteoporosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, making the normally straight spine look like a “C” or “S.” It is treated with braces or surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break easily. It’s most common in women, especially older women. Fully half of all women over 65 have osteoporosis. Fractures are any break in the bone. They can be a simple crack or a severe and complicated shatter. Osteoporosis causes fractures in people who have it, but other causes are trauma (such as a fall) or overuse.

Tendon and ligament problems most often result from injury or overuse. Two good examples are ligament tears and tendonitis. The most common ligament tear is the ACL tear in the knee. This ligament supports and stabilizes the knee and is most often torn during sports activities. Tendonitis happens when a tendon, which connects muscles and bones together, becomes irritated and inflamed. This happens most often in older patients who push their bodies too far, leading to pain and swelling. Treatment for both tendon and ligament problems usually includes rest, ice, and supporting the area to let it heal.

Pain and numbness problems can be caused by overuse, disease, an injury, or a compressed nerve. Lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common conditions patients encounter. Lower back pain may be caused by sore muscles that have been overworked, or an injury to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. Lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a few days, but it may require medical treatment depending on the cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve at the base of the palm becomes trapped or pinched. Symptoms include tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Treatment involves rest and sometimes steroid injections.

Because the musculoskeletal system involves so much of the body, problems here can be incredibly varied in their type and severity. Some musculoskeletal problems will go away on their own or only require rest, while others may require medication, physical therapy, or even surgery.