We found 10 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept HealthSpring near Lancaster, PA.

Dr. Joseph Michael Serletti, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Insurances Accepted; B. Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery - N Duke Street
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Serletti's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and botox injection. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Serletti is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Serletti completed his residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2006 - 2008, and 2009 - 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Serletti has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis, bone cancer, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Breast Reconstruction with Flap ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Sherbin Allen, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2108 Harrisburg Pike; Suite 200
Lancaster, 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
703 Lampeter Road
Lancaster, 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
2108 Harrisburg Pike; Suite 200
Lancaster, 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
2108 Harrisburg Pike; Suite 200
Lancaster, 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
2108 Harrisburg Pike; Suite 200
Lancaster, 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
703 Lampeter Road
Lancaster, 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
2108 Harrisburg Pike; Suite 200
Lancaster, 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
2108 Harrisburg Pike; Suite 200
Lancaster, 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

Adrienne Lauren Carnahan
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
703 Lampeter Road
Lancaster, PA
 

Ms. Adrienne Carnahan practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Ms. Carnahan include musculoskeletal problems. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including PPHN, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

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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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