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We found 70 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 medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among his clinical interests: knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. On average, patients gave Dr. Freedman a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
9880 Bustleton Avenue; Einstein Center One, Suite 220
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Deepak Mehrotra is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mehrotra include foot problems, migraine, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehrotra honors. Dr. Mehrotra studied medicine at Moti Lal Nehru Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Mehrotra completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. In addition to English, Dr. Mehrotra (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Gilbert Lafontant, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
7701 Burholme Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gilbert Lafontant is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). For his residency, Dr. Lafontant trained at Temple University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lafontant (or staff) speaks the following languages: Haitian Creole and French. Dr. Lafontant is professionally affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center and Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Cancer

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Specializes in Sports Medicine
60 Township Line Road; Ground Floor West Building
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Rosemarie Boehm works as a family practitioner and sports medicine specialist. Her areas of expertise consist of foot problems, women's health issues, and arthritis. Dr. Boehm is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Carmen Amelia Angles, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Other
60 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Carmen Angles is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Elkins Park, PA. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Angles attended Temple University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Angles include multiple sclerosis (MS) and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Angles accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Angles is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Musculoskeletal Problems

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
60 Township Line Road; Einstein Elkins Park, Gr. Floor
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Gene Shaffer is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Elkins Park, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Shaffer studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shaffer include arthroscopic surgery, foot problems, and arthritis. Patients gave Dr. Shaffer an average rating 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. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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Specializes in Physiatry
60 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. David Van Why is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Elkins Park, PA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include brain injury and electromyography (EMG). He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Van Why is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Electromyography, Musculoskeletal Problems, Brain Injury

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Specializes in Physiatry
60 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Edward Wikoff works as a physiatrist. His areas of clinical interest consist of amputation and musculoskeletal problems. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wikoff obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Wikoff is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Amputation, Musculoskeletal Problems

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Specializes in Physiatry
60 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Miriam Segal is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Segal include amputation, spinal cord injuries, and stroke. Dr. Segal accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Segal is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Amputation, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spinal Cord Injuries, Stroke, Brain Injury

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Specializes in Physiatry
60 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey North specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Elkins Park, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and East Norriton, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. North include pain management, arthritis, and sports health. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. North honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Dr. North performed his residency at Temple University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Electromyography, Back Problems, Arthritis, Pain Management

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

Dr. Sameer Patel works as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Patel's areas of clinical interest consist of breast cancer, head and neck cancer, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Patel completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, Rising Star Under 40; and America's Top Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as a plastic surgeon in Rockledge, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang 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, Aetna HSA, and more. Dr. Chang is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His training includes residency programs at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Chang 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: Cosmetic Surgery, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Chest Wall Reconstruction, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Lower ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nestor Esnaola is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Esnaola's areas of clinical interest consist of stomach cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). His professional affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Jeanes Hospital. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Esnaola's training includes residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Esnaola average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Esnaola has received professional recognition including the following: Selected Member, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer; Best Doctors in America; and Top Doctor, US News and World Report.

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

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

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

Dr. Christina Chu practices gynecologic oncology. Her areas of expertise include the following: cervical cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and uterine problems. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Chu completed her residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Chu's professional 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: Vulvar Cancer, Sarcoma, Ovarian Disease, Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Uterine Problems

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

Dr. Alexander Kutikov's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kutikov include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Kutikov takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kutikov has received professional recognition including the following: CaPSURE Scholar, CaPSURE Scholars Program in Prostate Cancer Outcomes Research. He speaks Russian. His professional 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: 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. His clinical interests include sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), melanoma, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Farma is professionally affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Jeanes Hospital. 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 Temple University Hospital, Dr. Farma attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Farma's distinctions include: Castle Connelly national list of Top Doctors; Regional Top Doctor; and American College of Surgeons Traveling Fellowship to Germany.

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

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

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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.