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We found 9 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Platinum Navigate Plus 0 near Ephrata, PA.

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Dr. Zachary Andrew Geidel, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
30 W Swartzville Road
Reinholds, PA
 

Dr. Zachary Geidel practices family medicine and sports medicine in Reinholds, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: concussion, soft tissue injections, and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Geidel takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Geidel has an open panel. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Joint Aspiration, Injections, Soft Tissue Injections, Concussion

Dr. Lisa Sherbin Allen, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1635 West Main Street
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Lisa Allen works as a rheumatologist in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Allen has a special interest in osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Her professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Allen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Allentown.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Ira Stanley Porter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
175 Martin Avenue; Suite 315
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. I. Porter specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Porter is especially interested in spine reconstruction, spine problems, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Porter is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma

All Interests: Spine Reconstruction, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. Sandhya Kiran Adusumilli, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1635 West Main Street
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Sandhya Adusumilli, who practices in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Adusumilli has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Siddhartha Medical College. Dr. Adusumilli completed her residency training at Graduate Hospital. She is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Charles Franklin Henderson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Adult Rheumatology
1635 West Main Street
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Charles Henderson's areas of specialization are family medicine and adult rheumatology; he sees patients in Elizabethtown, PA, York, PA, and Lancaster, PA. His areas of expertise include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Henderson accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Henderson's training includes residency programs at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, York Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Wright State University.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Richard Wayne Reese, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1635 West Main Street
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Richard Reese sees patients in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Reese's areas of expertise consist of osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reese takes. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh's residency program. Dr. Reese is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Wayne Ramsay Conrad, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
175 Martin Avenue; Suite 315
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Wayne Conrad is an orthopedic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Conrad include knee injury, knee replacement, and knee arthritis. Dr. Conrad is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Conrad is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Knee Arthroscopy, Knee Replacement, Knee Injury, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Colleen Matejicka, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1635 West Main Street
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Colleen Matejicka is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Matejicka include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Dr. Matejicka accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network, Dr. Matejicka attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Matejicka's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Rebecca Margaret Shepherd, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1635 West Main Street
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Rebecca Shepherd is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. She is especially interested in osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Dr. Shepherd takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Shepherd's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Osteoarthritis

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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.