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We found 53 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna near Smithtown, NY.

Dr. Patricia Ting Tan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
250 Marcus Boulevard
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Patricia Tan is a pediatric rehabilitation medicine specialist. Her clinical interests include scoliosis, concussion, and spinal cord injuries. Dr. Tan is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and Winthrop-University Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Child Health Plus. She has an open panel. Dr. Tan attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. She has received the following distinctions: Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science, Accelerated Program, University of Santo Tomas; Diplomate, American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; and Founder and President, Philippine Chinese American Medical Association. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Botox Injection, Spina Bifida, Scoliosis, Dystonia, Balance Disorders, Neuromuscular ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
14 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Kottmeier works as an orthopedic traumatologist and sports medicine specialist in East Setauket, NY and Hampton Bays, NY. Dr. Kottmeier's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and osteoarthritis. He is affiliated with Peconic Bay Medical Center, St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kottmeier completed his residency training at Kings County Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

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Dr. Brian Thomas Durkin, DO
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Stony Brook Univ. Medical Center; Hsc L4-060
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Brian Durkin is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in East Setauket, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and Port Jefferson, NY. He attended Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Durkin include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), epidural steroid injection, and cancer pain. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Durkin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Epidural Steroid Injection, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Acute Pain, Pain, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Ronglan Zheng, PhD, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
45 Terry Road; Suite B
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Ronglan Zheng's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among her clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. She is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. Dr. Zheng honors Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Fujian Medical University. In addition to English, Dr. Zheng (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Rheumatic Diseases, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammed Umar, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
14 Technology Drive; Suite 12
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Mohammed Umar is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, osteoarthritis, and herniated disc. Dr. Umar accepts Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), HealthSmart, Viant, and more. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and King Edward Medical University, he performed his residency at Long Beach Medical Center, New York.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Lower Back Pain, Lower Back Problems, Degenerative ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
221 Mount Pleasant Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Michael Shanik is a specialist in adult endocrinology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Shanik is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Shanik honors MagnaCare, Cigna, Aetna, and more. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. He trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for his residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Thyroid Needle Biopsy, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Andrzej Piotr Kudelka, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3 Pellegrino Road; Z8151
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Andrzej Kudelka, who practices in Stony Brook, NY and Katonah, NY, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. These areas are among Dr. Kudelka's clinical interests: cervix problems, ovarian cancer, and thyroid cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. His education and training includes medical school at Medical University of Gdansk and residency at Coney Island Hospital. Dr. Kudelka speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Cervix Problems, Ovarian Cancer, Sarcoma, Cancer, Breast Cancer, Melanoma, Uterine ... (Read more)

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Dr. Wesley Vanwye Carrion, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Department of Ortho
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Wesley Carrion is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include clubfoot, scoliosis, and hip surgery. Dr. Carrion is affiliated with Peconic Bay Medical Center, St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), and NuHealth. He takes Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Carrion completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hip ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jeffrey Sanders Muhlrad, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14 Technology Drive; Suite 11
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Muhlrad's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Muhlrad average 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Muhlrad performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

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Dr. Myron I Kleiner, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Myron Kleiner is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. On average, patients gave Dr. Kleiner a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Kleiner studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kleiner completed a residency program at Kings County Hospital Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY), Northport VA Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Kleiner has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia, Lower Back Pain, Gout, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
315 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Peter Rumore works as an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Rumore attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rumore include osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus. In addition to English, Dr. Rumore speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia, Lower Back Pain, Gout, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

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Dr. Mark A Gelfand, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
24 Research Way; Suite 100
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Mark Gelfand's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in East Setauket, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Gelfand include facial problems, eyelid surgery, and general reconstruction. He accepts Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Gelfand (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Wrist Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jeanine Murphy Morelli, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
181 N Belle Mead Road; Family Medicine Suite 2
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jeanine Morelli is a physician who specializes in family medicine. She graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Morelli include diabetes, contraception (birth control), and osteoporosis. She honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Morelli is professionally affiliated with Hudson River HealthCare (HRHCare).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Contraception, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Hypothyroidism, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elliot Regenbogen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Elliot Regenbogen, who practices in East Setauket, NY and Yorktown Heights, NY, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Regenbogen's medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include facial problems, sleep apnea, and thyroid cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Regenbogen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Dizziness, Larynx Cancer, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Ear Problems, Esophagus Problems, Facial ... (Read more)

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Dr. Fazel A Khan, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3 Edmund Pellegrino Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Fazel Khan is an oncology (cancer care) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khan include hip replacement, cancer, and osteoarthritis. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Khan attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Khan completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Sign Language. He is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Tumor, Bone Problems, Total Knee Replacement, Soft Tissue Tumor, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jason C Ganz, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
14 Technology Drive; Suite 15
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jason Ganz works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in East Setauket, NY. Dr. Ganz's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Wrist Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn ... (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.