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We found 149 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield near Rego Park, NY.

Dr. Mark Eliot Pruzansky, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
975 Park Avenue
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. George Constantine Christolias, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
525 E 68th Street; Baker Building 16th Floor
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. Alexis Chiang Colvin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5 E 98th Street; 9th Floor
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. 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. David Allen Spinner, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
5 E 98th Street, Floor 6; Box 1240b
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Spinner is a physiatrist and pain doctor in New York, NY. These areas are among Dr. Spinner's clinical interests: strains, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), and elbow pain. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Spinner attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Spinner accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, ankle sprain, osteoarthritis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, sprains, tendonitis

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, Elbow Pain, Ankle Sprain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Sacroiliac Joint ... (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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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
41-61 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. David Pereira is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Pereira is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee injury, achilles tendonitis, and rotator cuff tear. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pereira accepts. Dr. Pereira graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Pereira (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Italian. Dr. Pereira is affiliated with NYU Langone Madison Avenue Orthopaedics.

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

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

Dr. Neel Devendra Mehta, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
525 E 68th Street; Department of Anesthesia
New York, NY
 

Dr. Neel Mehta, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Mehta (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His clinical interests include spinal pain, neuropathic pain, and chronic pain management. Dr. Mehta is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Dr. Mehta has received distinctions including New York Rising Stars; Dean's Healthcare Leadership Fellow; and 1st prize, Weill Cornell Anesthesiology Research Award.

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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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Dr. David Alexander Wang, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Rheumatology, Sports Medicine
1st Floor, Belaire Building; 525 East 71st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Wang's areas of specialization are rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) and sports medicine. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In Dr. Wang's practice, he is particularly interested in overuse injuries, sports injuries, and rheumatic diseases. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna. Dr. Wang is affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hyaluronic Acid Joint Injections, Wrist Problems, Ultrasound, Rheumatic Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Struan Howard Coleman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine
519 E 72nd Street; Suite 203
New York, NY
 

Dr. Struan Coleman's specialties are orthopedic trauma, pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and hand surgery. He practices in Locust Valley, NY and New York, NY. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coleman include hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff problems, and arthritis. Dr. Coleman is in-network for Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Coleman is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. He has received distinctions including Overseas Research Grant, 1988, 1989, 1990; Aoa; and Neer Award Nomination. In addition to English, Dr. Coleman (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Coleman is affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Rotator Cuff Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jaclyn Leslie Halpern, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
525 E 68th Street; Baker Pavilion 16th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jaclyn Bonder practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in New York, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: knee problems, strains, and trigger point injections. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Bonder honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Dr. Bonder attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Dr. Bonder has been honored as Super Doctors - New York Rising Star and New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, osteoporosis, bursitis, osteoarthritis, sprains, joint problems

All Interests: Hip Pain, Osteoporosis, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, Herniated Disc, Joint Pain, Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Anthony Gasalberti, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
111-20 Queens Boulevard
Forest Hills, NY
 

Dr. Richard Gasalberti is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist in Forest Hills, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord injuries, lymphedema, and stroke rehabilitation. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gasalberti accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Booth Memorial Hospital. Dr. Gasalberti speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Maimonides Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Pain, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neurorehabilitation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Osric Shaun King, MD
Specializes in Other, Sports Medicine
17660 Union Turnpike; Suite #190
Fresh Meadows, NY
 

Dr. Osric King, who practices in Fresh Meadows, NY and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in sports medicine. Dr. King's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has received the following distinction: Pediatric Research Fellowship Award. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures

All Interests: Sports Health, Non-Surgical Orthopedics, Concussion, Stress Fractures

Dr. Roniel Yehuda Weinberg, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1305 York Avenue; 10th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Roniel Weinberg works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Clinical interests for Dr. Weinberg include neck pain, arthritis, and lower back pain. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Before performing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Weinberg attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Weinberg's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Neck Pain, Chronic Pain Management, Lower Back Pain, Lower Back Problems, Arthritis, Pain ... (Read more)

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Dr. Brett Gregory Toresdahl, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
523 East 72nd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brett Toresdahl practices sports medicine. Dr. Toresdahl is especially interested in heart problems and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Toresdahl is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna. He has received distinctions including Young Investigator Research Grant, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Foundation; Harry L. Galanty, MD Young Investigator's Award, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine; and First Place Presenter Award, University of Washington Graduate Medical Education Research Day.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, tendon injury

All Interests: Sports Health, Hyaluronic Acid Injections, Tendon Injury, Electrocardiogram, Ultrasound, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Jaspal Ricky Singh, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine
525 E 68th Street; Baker 16
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jaspal Singh works as a physiatrist, pain doctor, and sports medicine specialist in New York, NY. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Singh's areas of expertise include hip pain, electromyography (EMG), and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Singh has received include Honors and Awards; Whitfield High School - Salutatorian; and Presidential Scholarship in Academic Excellence. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (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.