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

Dr. Zachary Geidel's medical specialty is family medicine and sports medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Geidel's areas of expertise include the following: concussion, soft tissue injections, and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Geidel is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Medical Group, and Lancaster General Health. He has an open panel.

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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. She attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Allentown. She has indicated that her clinical interests include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Patient ratings for Dr. Allen average 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Allen's professional affiliations include 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. Ira Stanley Porter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
175 Martin Avenue; Suite 315
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Ira Porter is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Porter include spine reconstruction, spine problems, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Porter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Adusumilli average 4.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Her professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Adusumilli is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She welcomes new patients. She graduated from Siddhartha Medical College and then she performed her residency at Graduate Hospital.

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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 is a family medicine physician and rheumatologist in Elizabethtown, PA, York, PA, and Lancaster, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Henderson include osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, York Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Wright State University for residency. Dr. Henderson's professional affiliations include 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. Richard Wayne Reese, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1635 West Main Street
Ephrata, PA
 

Dr. Richard Reese specializes in adult rheumatology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Dr. Reese's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Reese trained at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He is open to 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 works as an orthopedic surgeon. He has a special interest in knee injury, knee replacement, and knee arthritis. He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Conrad accepts United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, Dr. Conrad performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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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 medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Dr. Matejicka has a special interest in osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Her professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Matejicka completed her residency training at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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 works as a rheumatologist in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shepherd at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Shepherd takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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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.
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