We found 68 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare Navigate near Rockledge, PA.

Dr. Mitchell Kirk Freedman, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
2630 Holme Avenue; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mitchell Freedman's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise include the following: knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Freedman obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, shoulder tendonitis, bursitis, osteomyelitis, rhabdomyosarcoma, ligament problems, bone cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), fractures (broken bones), joint problems, osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, Bone Cancer, Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deepak Mehrotra, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
9880 Bustleon Avenue; Suite 220
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Deepak Mehrotra practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include foot problems, migraine, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Mehrotra is a graduate of Moti Lal Nehru Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Mehrotra completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Mehrotra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Spinal Pain, Back Problems, Migraine, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rosemarie Boehm, MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine
60 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Rosemarie Boehm sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Elkins Park, PA. Her medical specialty is sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Boehm include foot problems, stress fractures, and women's health issues. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boehm takes. Dr. Boehm studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Sports Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristie Y Kim, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Acupuncture, Neuromuscular Medicine
60 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Kristie Kim practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), acupuncture, and neuromuscular medicine in Elkins Park, PA and Langhorne, PA. She has a special interest in electromyography (EMG). She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Yonsei University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kim completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, tendonitis

All Interests: Electromyography, Tendonitis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Chronic Pain, Acute Pain

Dr. Gene Whittaker Shaffer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
60 E. Township Line Road; Ground Floor
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Gene Shaffer's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, foot problems, and arthritis. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Shaffer attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Temple University Hospital for his residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Shaffer at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Problems

Dr. Jamal Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2630 Holme Avenue; Second Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jamal Ahmad is a physician who specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Ahmad average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahmad's clinical interests include hammer toe, arthritis, and bunions. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group and Riddle Hospital. Dr. Ahmad is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmad (or staff) speaks Urdu, French, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, sprains, tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Hammer Toe, Strains, Heel Problems, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Sprains, Bunions, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Nestor Felix Esnaola, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nestor Esnaola's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Esnaola include stomach cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Esnaola is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Esnaola attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Esnaola has received the following distinctions: Selected Member, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer; Best Doctors in America; and Top Doctor, US News and World Report. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Jeanes Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Tumor, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Pancreatic Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Abdominal Problems, Small ... (Read more)

Dr. Sameer Anilkumar Patel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
50 Huntingdon Pike; 3rd Floor
Rockledge, PA
 

Dr. Sameer Patel is a plastic surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Rockledge, PA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel has indicated that his clinical interests include breast cancer, head and neck cancer, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Patel attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Patel include: Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, Rising Star Under 40; and America's Top Doctors. He is affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Jeanes Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Microsurgery, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Flap Reconstruction, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Abdominal Wall ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric I-Yun Chang, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
50 Huntington Pike; 3rd Floor
Rockledge, PA
 

Dr. Eric Chang's specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang include breast cancer, head and neck cancer, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He is professionally affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Jeanes Hospital. Dr. Chang attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Chang takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander Kutikov, MD
Specializes in Urology
8 Huntingdon Pike; 3rd Floor
Meadowbrook, PA
 

Dr. Alexander Kutikov is an urologist in Philadelphia, PA and Meadowbrook, PA. Dr. Kutikov's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. His professional affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Jeanes Hospital. Dr. Kutikov is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the distinction of CaPSURE Scholar, CaPSURE Scholars Program in Prostate Cancer Outcomes Research. In addition to English, Dr. Kutikov speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Ureter Problems, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Michael Farma, MD
Specializes in Surgery
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Farma is a physician who specializes in surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), melanoma, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Farma takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Aetna HSA, and more. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Castle Connelly national list of Top Doctors; Regional Top Doctor; and American College of Surgeons Traveling Fellowship to Germany. Dr. Farma's hospital/clinic affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Jeanes Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colorectal Cancer, Melanoma, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Neal Stoddard Topham, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
50 Huntingdon Pike; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Neal Topham is a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Topham's areas of expertise include the following: free flap breast reconstruction, head and neck cancer reconstruction, and TRAM flap breast reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Jeanes Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Aetna HSA, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: America's Top Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors; and Best Doctors in America.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Reduction, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Greg Anderson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2630 Holme Avenue; Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. D. Anderson's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and lower back strain. Dr. Anderson is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Nazareth Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Anderson has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2010. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Anderson's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, shoulder tendonitis, bursitis, osteomyelitis, ligament problems, fractures (broken bones), joint problems, osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Lumbar Sympathetic Block, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina Shuwai Chu, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
333 Cottman Avenue; P2136, Fccc
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christina Chu is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. She works in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among Dr. Chu's clinical interests: cervical cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and uterine problems. Her professional affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Jeanes Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chu accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chu include: Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, Gynecologic Oncology; Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, Cervical Cancer and Endometrial Cancer; and the University of Pennsylvania Faculty Teaching Award for Excellence in Resident Education.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Sarcoma, Ovarian Disease, Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Uterine Problems

Dr. Franklyn Scott, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, General Dentistry
900 E Wadsworth Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Franklyn Scott works as a hand surgeon, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and orthopedist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Scott include strains, hand surgery procedures, and arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Scott attended Queen's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis, sprains, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Wounds, Fractures, Strains, Surgical Repair, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Nerve Problems, Cerebral ... (Read more)

Dr. John Alexander Abraham, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Abraham's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Abraham include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), spine tumor, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Abraham honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Abraham trained at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Fellow, American College of Surgeons; Top Doctors in Philadelphia; and Best Doctors in America, American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant. Dr. Abraham's professional affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma, osteomyelitis, rhabdomyosarcoma, arthritis, bone cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), bone problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Rhabdomyosarcoma, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Bone Cancer, Shoulder Problems, Sarcoma, Bone ... (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.