We found 7 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept CIGNA Plans near Staten Island, NY.

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

Dr. Gregory Montalbano sees patients in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Nj, NY. His medical specialties are orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include knee fracture, elbow fracture, and knee arthroscopy. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Montalbano honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Montalbano attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency. 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 the following foreign languages: Arabic, Korean, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

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

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

Dr. Armin Tehrany's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder dislocation. Dr. Tehrany's professional affiliations include Staten Island University Hospital - South and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Tehrany obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Tehrany has received include New York Super Doctors; Super Doctors, Super Doctors; and Castle Connolly Top Doctor, Castle Connolly Top Doctor. Dr. Tehrany (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , frozen shoulder

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Problems, Meniscectomy, Knee ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mukund Patel works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Patel honors Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish, Russian, and Hindi. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Patel is accepting 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)

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

Dr. George Smith's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and JFK Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Smith takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment.

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

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

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

Dr. Nirmal Tejwani specializes in trauma surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include shoulder injury, wrist fracture, and knee fracture. Dr. Tejwani is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, Dr. Tejwani attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College. Dr. Tejwani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Jersey City Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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)

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

Dr. Cary Chapman is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chapman include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and achilles tendonitis. Dr. Chapman's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. His 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. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and Top Regional Doctor, Castle Connely. Dr. Chapman is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

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

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

Dr. Rajendra Bhayani specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Bhayani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhayani include cleft lip and palate, thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital. He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, B.J. Medical College, Pune, and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Bhayani's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhayani takes. He has an open panel.

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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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