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We found 36 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Oxford Medicare Advantage near Flushing, NY.

Dr. Joseph Anthony Bosco III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Other, Sports Medicine
Nyu Orthopaedic Surgery Associates; 133-03 Jamaica Avenue
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Bosco's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Dr. Bosco (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Bosco's clinical interests include knee injury, hip reconstruction, and sports health. He is affiliated with Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Bosco obtained his medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed his residency at UNC Hospitals. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
41-61 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. David Pereira works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in New York, NY, Queens, NY, and Flushing, NY. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Pereira include knee injury, achilles tendonitis, and rotator cuff tear. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Pereira graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. In addition to English, Dr. Pereira (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Italian. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Madison Avenue Orthopaedics.

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

All Interests: ACL Injury, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Anthony Gasalberti, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
111-20 Queens Boulevard
Forest Hills, NY
 

Dr. Richard Gasalberti practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine in Forest Hills, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Gasalberti is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gasalberti include spinal cord injuries, lymphedema, and stroke rehabilitation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gasalberti accepts. Dr. Gasalberti is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Booth Memorial Hospital. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Maimonides Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Pain, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neurorehabilitation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Physiatry
140-37 Cherry Avenue; Suite 1a
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Xinru Qian's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Qian's clinical interests include spinal cord injuries, lymphedema, and cancer rehabilitation. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. She trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. She speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Qian is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Pain, Electromyography, Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems, Pulmonary Rehabilitation ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Joseph Alaia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Nyu Orthopaedic Surgery Associates; 133-03 Jamaica Avenue
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Michael Alaia works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. His clinical interests include knee injury, rotator cuff tear, and ligament reconstruction. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Alaia takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, osteoarthritis, ACL injury

All Interests: ACL Injury, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Richard O Connor, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine
9438 58th Avenue; Suite G3
Elmhurst, NY
 

Dr. Daniel O'Connor is an orthopedic trauma, pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and hand surgery specialist in Elmhurst, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. O'Connor's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ). His medical residency was performed at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. O'Connor speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. O'Connor's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, knee ligament injuries, achilles tendonitis, musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Themistocles Stavros Protopsaltis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Nyu Orthopaedic Surgery Associates; 133-03 Jamaica Avenue
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Themistocles Protopsaltis is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Protopsaltis include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Protopsaltis accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Protopsaltis include: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Scoliosis, Fractures, Cervical Spine Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Kenneth Andrew Egol, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Trauma Surgery
Nyu Orthopaedic Surgery Associates; 133-03 Jamaica Avenue
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Kenneth Egol specializes in orthopedic trauma and trauma surgery and practices in New York, NY, Richmond Hill, NY, and Queens, NY. Dr. Egol's clinical interests include osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, and bone reconstruction. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Egol attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, shoulder fracture, pelvic fracture, knee fracture, bone problems, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), elbow fracture, fractures (broken bones), ankle fracture, foot fracture

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Ankle Fracture, Bone Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Dattatreyudu Dattatreyudu Dattatreyudu Nori, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
New York Hospital Queens; 56-45 Main Street
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Dattatretydu Nori practices gynecologic oncology, radiation oncology, and urologic oncology in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. He has a special interest in brachytherapy (seed implants), breast cancer, and thoracic cancer. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Nori is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He graduated from Osmania University and Kurnool Medical College. Dr. Nori has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Nori (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Brachytherapy, Urologic Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Sarcoma, Radiation Therapy, Cancer, Breast Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yong H Kim, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
41-61 Kissena Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Yong Kim works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in New York, NY and Queens, NY. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Italian. Dr. Kim's clinical interests include scoliosis, spine surgery procedures, and herniated disc. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, NYU Langone Madison Avenue Orthopaedics, and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Kim performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones), compression fractures

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Compression Fractures, Fractures, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Nader Paksima, MPH, DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Hand Surgery, Other
Nyu Orthopaedic Surgery Associates; 133-03 Jamaica Avenue
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Nader Paksima specializes in orthopedic trauma and hand surgery. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Paksima include wrist surgery, injuries, and hand surgery procedures. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paksima accepts. Dr. Paksima has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Paksima (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language, Korean, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Wrist Surgery, Fractures, Ganglion Cyst, Nerve Surgery, Injuries, Hand Surgery ... (Read more)

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Dr. Hongyam Zou, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
136-20 38th Avenue; Suite 5f
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Hongyan Zou is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Zou speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Her areas of expertise include laminectomy, spinal cord tumor, and spinal cord injuries. Her education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: National Innovative Research Award Grant American Heart Association and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Zou's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Pituitary Adenoma, Brain Problems, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Adolescent Medicine
29 Barstow Road; Suite 305
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Brian Schwartz works as an endocrinologist and adolescent medicine specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Schwartz's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, kidney stones, and metabolic bone disease. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartz accepts. Dr. Schwartz's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, bone problems

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Thyroid Cancer, Metabolism, Kidney Stones, Bone Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Spiros P Hiotis, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
135-16 Roosevelt Avenue; Second Floor
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Spiros Hiotis sees patients in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. His medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and soft tissue sarcoma. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hiotis graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Hiotis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Greek. Dr. Hiotis welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Claudette Malvina Lajam, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Claudette Lajam is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lajam include knee arthroscopy, knee injury, and revision knee arthroplasty. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. She trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Lajam has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lajam (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Dong-Seok Daniel Lee, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
135-16 Roosevelt Avenue; 2nd Floor
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Dong-Seok Lee's specialty is thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Achalasia, Sarcoma, Upper Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Fundoplication, Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, Lung ... (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.