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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 practices hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, carpal tunnel surgery, and tendon repair. Dr. Pruzansky's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Pruzansky has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Pruzansky (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Pruzansky's professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. William Levine's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levine include knee problems, arthroscopic shoulder debridement, and elbow pain. Dr. Levine accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Levine include: New York Super Doctors; Present; and To. Dr. Levine speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: second opinions, elbow pain, and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Visco is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Dr. Visco attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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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, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Smith completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include second opinions, elbow pain, and plantar fasciitis. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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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. 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 practices hand surgery, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and sports medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Kadiyala a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include shoulder reconstruction, shoulder arthroscopy, and shoulder dislocation. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Kadiyala completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Dislocation, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, ... (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 an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in New York, NY. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. She is especially interested in knee sprain, patella (kneecap) fracture, and clavicle fracture (broken collarbone). Dr. Colvin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Magazine Best Doctors; Castle Connolly Top Doctors; and Super Doctors. Dr. Colvin (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Colvin is affiliated with Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Her practice 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. Heakyung Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Heakyung Kim is a pediatric physiatrist in New York, NY. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and Chinese. Her clinical interests include spinal cord injuries, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) rehabilitation, and spasticity. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She attended medical school at Ewha Womans University. She completed her residency training at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Dr. Kim takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. 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. George Constantine Christolias, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
180 Fort Washington Ave Hp1-199
New York, NY
 

Dr. George Christolias is a rehabilitation physician and pain doctor in New York, NY and Tarrytown, NY. His areas of expertise include knee arthritis, elbow pain, and hip pain. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Christolias is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Christolias's medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinctions: New York Rising Stars; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; and Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Society. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Christolias's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Charles Popkin is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Popkin at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in 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. He takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Popkin has an open panel. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Popkin trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Popkin has received the following distinction: 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. George Joseph Zambetti Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
343 West 58th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. George Zambetti, who practices in Bronxville, NY, Tarrytown, NY, and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. These areas are among Dr. Zambetti's clinical interests: sports health, rotator cuff repair, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; Preeminent Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Doctors; and Fordham Preparatory School - Hall of Honor. Dr. Zambetti's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. His practice 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, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal ... (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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic shoulder debridement, elbow pain, and ligament problems. Dr. Jobin takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Jobin attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Jobin speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Jobin is open to 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Ranawat average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, hip arthroscopy, and fracture surgery. He is an in-network provider for Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ranawat attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Hospital for Special Surgery. 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. Drew A Stein, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
30 Broad Street; Level A
New York, NY
 

Dr. Drew Stein specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Stein average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stein include arthroscopic surgery, knee injury, and knee surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency. Dr. Stein is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

All Interests: ACL Injury, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Ligament Problems, Ankle Surgery, ... (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 practices family medicine and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee arthritis, foot pain, and elbow pain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Valley Health System and ColumbiaDoctors. Before performing 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 UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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, Tendonitis, Ankle Fracture, Achilles Tendon Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Timothy Reish is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in New York, NY, East Hills, NY, and Roslyn, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: wrist fracture, knee fracture, and elbow fracture. Dr. Reish's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Reish trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for his residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and AOA graduate high honors. He has an open panel.

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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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Dr. Neel Devendra Mehta, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1305 York Avenue Pain Medicine; 10th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Neel Mehta is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Mehta include spinal pain, neuropathic pain, and chronic pain management. Dr. Mehta is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Mehta attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mehta include: New York Rising Stars; Dean's Healthcare Leadership Fellow; and 1st prize, Weill Cornell Anesthesiology Research Award. Dr. Mehta (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, arthritis

All Interests: Stenosis, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Thoracic Problems, Spinal Pain, Joint Pain, Lower Back Pain, ... (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.