We found 8 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept CIGNA Plans near Staten Island, NY.

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Dr. Gregory Montalbano, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
32 Lamberts Lane
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Gregory Montalbano is an orthopedic trauma and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Montalbano has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee osteoarthritis, knee fracture, and elbow fracture. His professional affiliations include Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) and NYU Langone. Dr. Montalbano is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Before completing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Montalbano attended medical school at Albany Medical College. His distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society and Senior Resident Clinical Research Award, Hospital for Joint Disease. Dr. Montalbano (or staff) speaks Arabic, Korean, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, knee osteoarthritis, shoulder fracture, knee fracture, elbow fracture, ACL injury, shoulder dislocation, stress fractures, osteoarthritis, arthritis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), sprains, Achilles tendon rupture, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Shoulder Dislocation, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
82 Lamberts Lane
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Vasilios Kountis practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. His areas of expertise include thoracic outlet syndrome, cervical herniated disc, and back strain. Dr. Kountis is affiliated with NYU Langone. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kountis completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He speaks Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, osteoarthritis, knee osteoarthritis, fractures (broken bones), compression fractures, spinal arthritis

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Cervical Dystonia, Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Armin M Tehrany, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
91 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Armin Tehrany's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Tehrany's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder dislocation, and frozen shoulder. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Lenox Hill Hospital's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; Super Doctors, Super Doctors; and Castle Connolly Top Doctor, Castle Connolly Top Doctor. Dr. Tehrany (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Tehrany's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital, Staten Island University Hospital - South, and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, frozen shoulder, ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Surgery, Frozen Shoulder, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. George Philip Smith, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
405 Arden Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. George Smith is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and JFK Medical Center (East Florida). His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Smith accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee ligament injury, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mukund R Patel, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 3rd Street
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Mukund Patel's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests encompass hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Patel takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Patel graduated from Medical College Baroda and then he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Russian, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Staten Island University Hospital - South, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and NYU Langone. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthritis, Cancer, Hand Problems, Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nirmal Chandu Tejwani, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
240 E. Street
Ny, NY
 

Dr. Nirmal Tejwani's areas of specialization are trauma surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Tejwani attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College. His areas of expertise include shoulder injury, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Tejwani (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Tejwani's professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, shoulder fracture, pelvic fracture, knee fracture, hip fracture, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), elbow fracture, fractures (broken bones), ankle fracture, tendon injury

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cary B Chapman, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1534 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Cary Chapman is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Chapman's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and ankle arthritis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chapman honors. Dr. Chapman has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and Top Regional Doctor, Castle Connely. He is affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, ankle arthritis, arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, Achilles tendon rupture, fractures (broken bones), foot arthritis, ankle fracture

All Interests: Sports Health, Ankle Fracture, Shoulder Dislocation, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
400 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Rajendra Bhayani is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Brooklyn, NY, Rego Park, NY, and Staten Island, NY. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bhayani's areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Staten Island University Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhayani takes. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Bhayani obtained his medical school training at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, B.J. Medical College, Pune, and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Bhayani (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sinus Problems, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Oral Cancer, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Ear ... (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.
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