We found 286 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna PPO near New York, NY.

Dr. Joseph Anthony Bosco III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Other, Sports Medicine
233 Broadway; Suite 640
New York, 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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Dr. Andrew David Pearle, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6th Floor, East River Professional Building; 523 East 72nd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Pearle specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Pearle average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pearle include partial knee replacement, knee arthroscopy, and shoulder replacement. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Cigna, and Aetna. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital for Special Surgery's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Aircast Award for Basic Science - American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine; Cabaud Memorial Award - American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine; and Richard S. Laskin Research Award - 22nd Annual HSS Holiday Total Knee Course. Dr. Pearle is affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Elbow Arthroscopy, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

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Dr. William Noah Levine, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. William Levine is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levine include knee problems, arthroscopic shoulder debridement, and elbow pain. Dr. Levine's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Levine is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Present; and To. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, ligament problems, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, elbow fracture, joint problems, tendonitis

All Interests: Arthroscopic Shoulder Debridement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow ... (Read more)

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Dr. Christopher Joseph Visco, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
180 Fort Washington Avenue, Harkness Pavillion; Suite 199
New York, NY
 

Dr. Christopher Visco is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Visco's clinical interests: second opinions, elbow pain, and electromyography (EMG). He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Visco has received the following distinctions: New York Rising Stars; Alumnus of the Year Award Rutgers/Kessler PM&R Residency Program; and Baskin Award for Fellow Researcher. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , muscle pain, ligament problems, shoulder arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, joint problems, ACL injury, tendonitis, joint pain, stress fractures, osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, sprains, fractures (broken bones), ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Second Opinions, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Clark Charles Smith, MPH, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
51 W 51st Street; Suite 375
New York, NY
 

Dr. Clark Smith's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include second opinions, elbow pain, and plantar fasciitis. He takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, muscle pain, musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, ligament problems, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, joint problems, tendonitis

All Interests: Second Opinions, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Heakyung Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Heakyung Kim's medical specialty is pediatric rehabilitation medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: spinal cord injuries, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) rehabilitation, and spasticity. Dr. Kim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Weill Cornell Medicine, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kim's office for an appointment. After attending Ewha Womans University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kim include: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , muscle pain

All Interests: Botulinum Toxin Injection, Spina Bifida, Neuromuscular Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebral ... (Read more)

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Dr. George Constantine Christolias, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
180 Fort Washington Ave Hp1-199
New York, NY
 

Dr. George Christolias specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine and practices in New York, NY and Tarrytown, NY. His clinical interests include knee arthritis, elbow pain, and hip pain. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Christolias is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Christolias attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Christolias has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; and Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Christolias is conversant in Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, joint pain, musculoskeletal pain, bursitis, osteoarthritis, ligament problems, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, joint problems

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Sacroiliac ... (Read more)

Dr. Anil S Ranawat, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
535 E. 70th; 6th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anil Ranawat is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Ranawat include hip replacement, hip arthroscopy, and fracture surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ranawat accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has received distinctions including Richard S. LASKIN Young Attending Teaching Award; Maurice Muller European Traveling Hip Fellowship, 2007 - 2008; and AAOS Washington Health Policy Fellowship, 2006 - 2007. He is affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Fracture Surgery, Knee Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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Dr. Rajendra Kumar Kumar Kadiyala, PhD, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
51 West 51st Street; Suite 3029
New York, NY
 

Dr. Rajendra Kadiyala sees patients in New York, NY and Tarrytown, NY. His medical specialties are hand surgery, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include shoulder reconstruction, shoulder arthroscopy, and shoulder dislocation. Dr. Kadiyala is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kadiyala completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kadiyala is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, joint problems

All Interests: Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Dislocation, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Aaron Popkin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Charles Popkin's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Popkin's areas of clinical interest consist of sports injuries, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, and knee arthroscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Popkin has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Popkin is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Joseph Zambetti Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
343 West 58th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. George Zambetti's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Zambetti's clinical interests: sports health, rotator cuff repair, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zambetti accepts. Dr. Zambetti's education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; Preeminent Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Doctors; and Fordham Preparatory School - Hall of Honor. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

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

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Dr. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
233 Broadway; Suite 640
New York, NY
 

Dr. Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas's areas of expertise include the following: knee injury, hip arthroscopy, and rotator cuff tear. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Gonzalez-Lomas (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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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. Thomas Sal Bottiglieri, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Thomas Bottiglieri works as a family medicine physician and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bottiglieri include knee arthritis, foot pain, and elbow pain. Dr. Bottiglieri honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Christ Hospital, Jersey City and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Bottiglieri attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bottiglieri is professionally affiliated with Valley Health System and ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, stress fractures, achilles tendon problems, ankle sprain, shoulder arthritis, tendonitis, ankle fracture

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Tendonitis, Ankle Fracture, Achilles ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Mitchell Jobin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Charles Jobin works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include arthroscopic shoulder debridement, elbow pain, and ligament problems. Dr. Jobin is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Jobin attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Jobin has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, ligament problems, shoulder arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, elbow fracture, joint problems, tendonitis

All Interests: Arthroscopic Shoulder Debridement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Stuart J Hershon, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
555 Madison Avenue; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stuart Hershon is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Manhasset, NY, New York, NY, and New Hyde Park, NY. On average, patients gave Dr. Hershon a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include ankle sprain, shoulder fracture, and knee fracture. He is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Hershon is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Hershon has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle sprain, ligament problems, shoulder fracture, knee fracture, musculoskeletal problems, elbow fracture, hand fracture, compression fractures, ankle fracture, stress fractures, osteoarthritis, arthritis, pelvic fracture, fractures (broken bones), foot fracture, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Hip Pain, Hand Fracture, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Joshua Meislin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Meislin is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee arthroscopy, tendon injury, and knee injury. Dr. Meislin takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. Dr. Meislin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Russian. Dr. Meislin is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

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