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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 specializes in pediatric rehabilitation medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tan include scoliosis, concussion, and spinal cord injuries. Her professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Tan's training includes a residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephen Kottmeier is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Kings County Hospital Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kottmeier include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and osteoarthritis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant. Dr. Kottmeier is affiliated with Peconic Bay Medical Center, St. Catherine of Siena Hospital, and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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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 a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Durkin include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), epidural steroid injection, and cancer pain. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Durkin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Durkin studied medicine at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for his residency.

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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). She graduated from Fujian Medical University. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. Dr. Zheng honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Zheng (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

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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 rehabilitation physician and interventional pain specialist in East Setauket, NY. His clinical interests include scoliosis, osteoarthritis, and herniated disc. He is an in-network provider for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), HealthSmart, Viant, and more. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and King Edward Medical University, Dr. Umar performed his residency at Long Beach Medical Center, New York. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

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

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

Dr. Wesley Carrion sees patients in Port Jefferson, NY, Hampton Bays, NY, and East Setauket, NY. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carrion include clubfoot, scoliosis, and hip surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Carrion attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Peconic Bay Medical Center, St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY), and NuHealth.

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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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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
221 Mount Pleasant Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Michael Shanik's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Shanik is a graduate of New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Shanik completed a residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including MagnaCare, Cigna, and Aetna. Dr. Shanik speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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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 works as an adult oncologist and medical oncologist. In addition to English, Dr. Kudelka speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kudelka include cervix problems, ovarian cancer, and thyroid cancer. He studied medicine at Medical University of Gdansk. He trained at Coney Island Hospital for his residency. Dr. Kudelka honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans.

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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. 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 family medicine physician. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, contraception (birth control), and osteoporosis. She accepts Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Morelli studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Morelli's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is 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. Myron Isaiah Kleiner, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Rheumatology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Myron Kleiner is a specialist in adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. Dr. Kleiner is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kleiner takes. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. His professional 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)

Dr. Michael Jason Reiter, DO
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
100 Nichols Road; Hsc L4 Room 120
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Michael Reiter's specialty is diagnostic radiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Reiter include breast biopsy, breast cancer, and breast imaging. Dr. Reiter takes HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Reiter's residency was performed at National Naval Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: MRI, Breast Biopsy, Breast Issues, Breast Imaging, Musculoskeletal Problems, Breast Cancer

Dr. Francis S Stellaccio, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Health Sciences Center; L4 #060
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Francis Stellaccio specializes in anesthesiology. Dr. Stellaccio (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language and Spanish. Dr. Stellaccio's areas of expertise include plastic surgery procedures, musculoskeletal problems, and anesthesia. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Stellaccio attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Anesthesia, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Musculoskeletal Problems

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
315 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Peter Rumore is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Rumore's clinical interests include osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rumore attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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. Anna Eleanor Lerner Angeles, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2171 Jericho Turnpike; Suite 300
Commack, NY
 

Dr. Anna Lerner Angeles' area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lerner Angeles include diabetes, osteoporosis, and preventive care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Catherine of Siena Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including MagnaCare, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Lerner Angeles's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Weight Management, Diabetes, Chronic Illness, Women's ... (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 works as an orthopedic surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Muhlrad include musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY). Dr. Muhlrad obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Muhlrad at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

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

Dr. Mark Gelfand's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include facial problems, eyelid surgery, and general reconstruction. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gelfand accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Gelfand (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Benign Soft Tissue Tumor, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, Cosmetic ... (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.