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We found 217 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield PPO near New York, NY.

Dr. Mark Eliot Pruzansky, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
975 Park Avenue; Suite 1b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mark Pruzansky, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Pruzansky's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, carpal tunnel surgery, and tendon repair. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pruzansky honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Pruzansky (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Dr. Pruzansky has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, elbow fracture

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Wrist Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Tendon Repair, Arthroscopic Surgery, Carpal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Clark Smith is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist in New York, NY. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: second opinions, elbow pain, and plantar fasciitis. Dr. Smith is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Smith completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars; Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; and Grand Rounds: Neuroimaging and the Pain Matrix. 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. Christopher Joseph Visco, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
180 Fort Washington Avenue, Harkness Pavillion; Suite 199
New York, NY
 

Dr. Christopher Visco's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. He practices in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Visco include second opinions, elbow pain, and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Visco is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He takes several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Visco attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Visco trained at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. He has received distinctions including New York Rising Stars; Alumnus of the Year Award Rutgers/Kessler PM&R Residency Program; and Baskin Award for Fellow Researcher. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. William Levine is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Levine include knee problems, arthroscopic shoulder debridement, and elbow pain. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He accepts Child Health Plus, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Levine include: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html; and Rated One of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.:::http://nyp.org/about/top-ny-doctors.html. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. George Christolias is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Christolias graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical interests include knee arthritis, elbow pain, and hip pain. He is in-network for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; and Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Society. In addition to English, Dr. Christolias speaks Greek. Dr. Christolias is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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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. 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 is a hand surgery, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine specialist in New York, NY and Tarrytown, NY. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include shoulder reconstruction, shoulder arthroscopy, and shoulder dislocation. Dr. Kadiyala is an in-network provider for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Child Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kadiyala is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Charles Aaron Popkin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
51 West 51st Street; Suite: 370
New York, NY
 

Dr. Charles Popkin works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Popkin at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports injuries, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, and knee arthroscopy. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Popkin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Popkin completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Musculoskeletal Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexis Chiang Colvin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5 East 98th Street; Box 1188
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alexis Colvin is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. She studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Colvin's residency was performed at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. She is especially interested in knee sprain, patella (kneecap) fracture, and clavicle fracture (broken collarbone). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: New York Magazine Best Doctors; Castle Connolly Top Doctors; and Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Colvin (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Colvin is affiliated with Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, PCL injury, patella (kneecap) fracture, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), ACL injury

All Interests: PCL Injury, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Knee Sprain, Achilles Tendon Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. George Zambetti is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Bronxville, NY, Tarrytown, NY, and New York, NY. Dr. Zambetti's clinical interests include sports health, rotator cuff repair, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Amerigroup, Medicaid Managed Care, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zambetti honors. Dr. Zambetti is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; Preeminent Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Doctors; and One of America's Top Doctors .:::http://www.nyp.org/about/americas-top-doctors.html. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is open to new patients.

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

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

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Dr. Heakyung Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
525 East 68th Street Office; 525 East 68th Street, Floor: 16 Baker Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Heakyung Kim works as a pediatric physiatrist in New York, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: spinal cord injuries, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) rehabilitation, and spasticity. She accepts Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, Child Health Plus, and more. Dr. Kim attended Ewha Womans University and then went on to complete her residency at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Dr. Kim has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean, Spanish, and Chinese. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and ColumbiaDoctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Charles Jobin is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Jobin include arthroscopic shoulder debridement, elbow pain, and ligament problems. He is in-network for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Jobin speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Anil Ranawat specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ranawat include hip replacement, hip arthroscopy, and fracture surgery. He is affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Ranawat attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ranawat has received professional recognition including the following: Richard S. LASKIN Young Attending Teaching Award; Maurice Muller European Traveling Hip Fellowship, 2007 - 2008; and AAOS Washington Health Policy Fellowship, 2006 - 2007.

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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. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee arthritis, elbow pain, and ankle sprain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Valley Health System and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Bottiglieri honors Vytra, MagnaCare, POMCO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Christ Hospital, Jersey City and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency.

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

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

Dr. Timothy G Reish, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
210 East 64th Street; 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Timothy Reish works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reish include wrist fracture, knee fracture, and elbow fracture. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reish's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Reish has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and AOA graduate high honors. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, osteoarthritis, ligament problems, shoulder fracture, knee fracture, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), elbow fracture, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Neck Pain, Elbow ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bryan O'Young's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. O'Young's areas of expertise consist of musculoskeletal problems, electromyography (EMG), and acupuncture treatment. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. O'Young completed residency programs at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. O'Young is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Srino Bharam, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
154 W. 14th Street; Suite 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Srino Bharam is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Bharam's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Bharam graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes residency programs at Lenox Hill Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Valley Health System.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, Hip Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (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.