We found 7 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Fidelis near Huntington Station, NY.

Dr. Elliot Barry Duboys, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
864 West Jericho Turnpike
Huntington, NY

Dr. Elliot Duboys works as a plastic surgeon in West Hills, NY and Huntington, NY. He speaks French. His clinical interests include basal cell carcinoma, facial problems, and benign soft tissue tumor. Dr. Duboys's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, Syosset Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Université Libre de Bruxelles and Vrije Universiteit Brussel and performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Duboys highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Benign Soft Tissue Tumor, Tumor, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Myron Isaiah Kleiner, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY

Dr. Myron Kleiner is a specialist in adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. Dr. Kleiner is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kleiner takes. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. His professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY), Northport VA Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Kleiner has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia, Lower Back Pain, Gout, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

Dr. Erich Paul Voigt, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
173 Froehlich Farm Boulevard
Woodbury, NY

Dr. Erich Voigt works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Voigt average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Voigt include chronic sinusitis, polyps, and nasal fractures. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Voigt honors. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. In addition to English, Dr. Voigt (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Voigt is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , nasal fractures

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Endoscopic Surgery, Nasal Fractures, Hoarseness, Hyperparathyroidism, Sinus ... (Read more)

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Dr. Bruce Edward Gerberg, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY

Dr. Bruce Gerberg's medical specialty is general pediatrics. He graduated from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Gerberg's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and headache. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gerberg accepts. Dr. Gerberg is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain

All Interests: Joint Pain, Kawasaki Disease, Lower Back Pain, Skin Issues, Sinusitis, Back Pain, Asthma, Headache, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Andrew Patane, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
180 E Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY

Dr. Andrew Patane's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Before performing his residency at New York Downtown Hospital, Dr. Patane attended the University of the Northeast School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Patane's clinical interests: heart problems, stress management, and mental health issues. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Patane (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain

All Interests: Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Joint Pain, Hypertension, Hyperthyroidism, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Aaron J Buckland, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY

Dr. Aaron Buckland's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, back injuries, and spine surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Buckland attended medical school at The University of Melbourne Medical School. Dr. Buckland is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Scoliosis, Compression Fractures, Fractures, Lumbar Spine Problems, Back Injuries, Cervical Spine ... (Read more)

Valerie Brunetti
Specializes in Podiatry
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY

Dr. Valerie Brunetti works as a podiatrist. Her residency was performed at New York Downtown Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: hammer toe, plantar warts, and sports health. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brunetti honors.

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Relevant Interests: , foot fracture

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Wounds, Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Nail Fungus, Reconstructive ... (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.