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We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Coventry Silver $10 Copay OAHMO near New York, NY.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
265 Canal Street; Suite 308
New York, NY
 

Dr. Bryan O'Young works as a physiatrist and pain specialist. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal problems, electromyography (EMG), and acupuncture treatment. Dr. O'Young's professional affiliations include Geisinger and NYU Langone Medical Center. Before performing his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. O'Young attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Pain, Electromyography, Musculoskeletal Problems, Chronic Pain, Acupuncture Treatment, ... (Read more)

Edward Shlasko - Memorial Sloan Kettering
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Oncology
New York, NY
 

Dr. Edward Shlasko works as a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and oncologist. Dr. Shlasko's areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), groin hernia, and pyloric stenosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and the University of Rochester Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Shlasko's practice is open to new patients. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Best Doctors in New York New York Magazine/Castle Connolly; and Arthur H. Aufses, Sr. Prize in Surgery The Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Pyloric Stenosis, Colectomy, Hernia Surgery, Sarcoma, Laparoscopic Surgery, Adrenalectomy, Groin ... (Read more)

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Dr. Alfred Mark Calo M.C. Iloreta Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5 East 98th Street; Faculty Practice Associates, Floor 8
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alfred Iloreta, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), nasal fractures, and sinus cancer. Dr. Iloreta accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Iloreta has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , nasal fractures

All Interests: Septoplasty, Sinus Headache, Nasal Fractures, Sinus Surgery, Sinus Cancer, Skull Base Tumors, Skull ... (Read more)

Dr. Melanie Cokee Ongchin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
156 William Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Melanie Ongchin is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Dr. Ongchin's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and stomach cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ongchin obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. She has received distinctions including Administrative fellow for the Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Pittsburgh; Nominated for the Hilary Sanfey Outstanding Resident Award; and 1 st Place Oral Presentation, University at Buffalo Department of Surgery Research Day.

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

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal ... (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.