We found 25 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Coventry Open Access HMO near Wilkes Barre, PA.

Dr. Glen Thomas Feltham, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1175 E Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Glen Feltham, who practices in Danville, PA, Wilkes Barre, PA, and Lewisburg, PA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Feltham focuses on arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Feltham is affiliated with Geisinger. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His training includes a residency program at UH Case Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Feltham average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Feltham accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. David Stuart Ross, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Sports Medicine
1175 E Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. David Ross specializes in sports medicine and practices in Dallas, PA, Wilkes Barre, PA, and Tunkhannock, PA. He is affiliated with Geisinger. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Dr. Ross is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ross takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Skin Issues, Concussion, Neuropsychological Testing, Infections

Dr. Joel Christian Klena, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1000 E Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Joel Klena is a hand surgeon, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist in Wilkes Barre, PA, Danville, PA, and Coal Township, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Klena is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Geisinger Medical Center, Dr. Klena attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Arthritis, Sports Injuries

Dr. Jason Scotti, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1175 E Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Jason Scotti's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He practices in Wilkes Barre, PA, Mountain Top, PA, and Scranton, PA. Before completing his residency at Wyoming Valley Health Care System and Geisinger Medical Center, Dr. Scotti attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include musculoskeletal problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Scotti is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Scotti honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, musculoskeletal problems, sprains

All Interests: Sports Health, Joint Pain, Strains, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sprains, Concussion, Back Pain

Dr. Randall William Culp, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
672 N. River Street; Suite 217
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Randall Culp is a medical specialist in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Culp at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Culp include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Culp attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Main Line Today Top Doc Award; and "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Culp's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), psoriatic arthritis, bursitis, osteomyelitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), fractures (broken bones), joint problems, gout, tendonitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Proximal Row Carpectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kyo Ung Chu, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1000 E. Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Kyo Chu is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Chu attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Clinical interests for Dr. Chu include thyroid cancer, solid tumor, and abdominal surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chu is conversant in Korean. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Cancer, Breast Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Ultrasound, Training, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Joseph Balsamo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1175 E Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Anthony Balsamo is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Balsamo's practice, he is particularly interested in fractures (broken bones). He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Balsamo is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Balsamo completed a residency program at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Fractures

Dr. David Joseph Kolessar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1175 E Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. David Kolessar, who practices in Wilkes Barre, PA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kolessar's areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kolessar accepts. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, hip fracture, tendonitis

All Interests: Second Opinions, Tendonitis, Hip Fracture, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Total Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Christian Stephen Adonizio, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1000 E Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Christian Adonizio is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. His clinical interests include cancer. Dr. Adonizio is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adonizio honors.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Head and Neck Problems

Dr. Albert B Sun, MPH, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine
675 Baltimore Drive
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Albert Sun's medical specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. Sun attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Tufts Medical Center and Griffin Hospital. He has a special interest in graves disease, thyroid cancer, and hashimoto's thyroiditis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Sun is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Metabolic Bone Disease, Thyroid Cancer, Type 2 ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Richard Bowen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Oncology
1000 E Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Bowen practices orthopedic oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bowen include cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Geisinger Medical Center's residency program. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

All Interests: Bone Cancer, Reconstructive Surgery, Benign Tumor, Cancer

Dr. Torre Braun Ruth, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1175 E Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Torre Ruth is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Torre Ruth works in Harrisburg, PA, Lemoyne, PA, and Wilkes Barre, PA. Dr. Ruth's areas of expertise include musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. Dr. Ruth's hospital/clinic affiliations include Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital, Geisinger Medical Center, and Geisinger Community Medical Center. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ruth accepts. Dr. Ruth is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. For Dr. Ruth's residency, Dr. Ruth trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Trauma

Dr. Glen Christopher Jacob, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1175 E Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Glen Jacob, who practices in Wilkes Barre, PA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery, general surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Jacob obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), sprains, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Microsurgery, Wrist Problems, Fractures, Tennis Elbow, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shantanu Bishwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
675 Baltimore Drive
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Shantanu Bishwal specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Wilkes Barre, PA and Tunkhannock, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bishwal include polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). Dr. Bishwal honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Bishwal obtained his medical school training at S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack and performed his residency at Graduate Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, tendonitis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jagadeesh Ramdas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
190 Welles Street; Suite 122
Forty Fort, PA
 

Dr. Jagadeesh Ramdas is a physician who specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He graduated from Calcutta National Medical College. In his practice, Dr. Ramdas focuses on cancer. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ramdas is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Ramdas (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Leukemia, Cancer, Bone Problems, Brain Tumor, Thrombocytopenia

Dr. Arthur N Meyer, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
401 3rd Avenue
Kingston, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Meyer, who practices in Kingston, PA and Wilkes Barre, PA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Meyer has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer. He is affiliated with Geisinger. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Tumor, Gynecologic Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (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.
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