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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 specialist in pediatric rehabilitation medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: scoliosis, concussion, and spinal cord injuries. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tan graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Her training includes a residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Tan has received distinctions including 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 the following languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She 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 an orthopedic traumatologist and sports medicine specialist in East Setauket, NY and Hampton Bays, NY. Before performing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Kottmeier attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and osteoarthritis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include 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 specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Durkin average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), epidural steroid injection, and cancer pain. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Durkin attended medical school at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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 sees patients in Huntington Station, NY, Smithtown, NY, and Flushing, NY. Her medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Clinical interests for Dr. Zheng include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and cancer supportive care. She is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zheng studied medicine at Fujian Medical University. Dr. Zheng (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish.

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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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, osteoarthritis, and herniated disc. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), HealthSmart, and Viant. Dr. Umar is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and King Edward Medical University and a graduate of Long Beach Medical Center, New York's residency program. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Andrzej Kudelka's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; he sees patients in Stony Brook, NY and Katonah, NY. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kudelka's areas of expertise include the following: cervix problems, ovarian cancer, and thyroid cancer. He is a graduate of Medical University of Gdansk and a graduate of Coney Island Hospital's residency program. He is in-network for 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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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
221 Mount Pleasant Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Michael Shanik's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shanik include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Shanik has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. MagnaCare, Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shanik takes. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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. Wesley Vanwye Carrion, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Department of Ortho
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Wesley Carrion works as an orthopedic surgeon in Port Jefferson, NY, Hampton Bays, NY, and East Setauket, NY. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Carrion attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His clinical interests include clubfoot, scoliosis, and hip surgery. Patients gave Dr. Carrion an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Carrion 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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Dr. Mark A Gelfand, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
24 Research Way; Suite 100
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Mark Gelfand is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Gelfand's areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, eyelid surgery, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Gelfand (or staff) speaks 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 works as a family practitioner in East Setauket, NY and Southampton, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, contraception (birth control), and osteoporosis. She takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Morelli studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Morelli speaks Spanish. She 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)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
315 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Peter Rumore is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Rumore is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. He accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and more. Dr. Rumore graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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. Jeffrey Sanders Muhlrad, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14 Technology Drive; Suite 11
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Muhlrad is an orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Muhlrad is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY). He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Muhlrad trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Muhlrad is 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. Noshir Anthony Dacosta, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
48 Route 25a; Suite 209
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Noshir Dacosta specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Dacosta attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Bone Marrow Biopsy, Bone Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Blood Disorders, Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Elliot Regenbogen's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, benign soft tissue tumor, and sleep apnea. Dr. Regenbogen is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Regenbogen completed residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Regenbogen (or staff) speaks 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 oncologist and orthopedist. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include hip replacement, cancer, and osteoarthritis. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Sign Language. He is 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, who practices in East Setauket, NY, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ganz include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ganz is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program 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.