We found 24 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Coventry Open Access HMO near Wilkes Barre, PA.

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

Dr. David Ross' specialty is sports medicine. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ross completed a residency program at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. The average patient rating for Dr. Ross is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ross is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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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's specialties are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Klena has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Geisinger. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at Geisinger Medical Center.

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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 medical specialty is family medicine and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Scotti's practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Scotti takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Scotti completed residency programs at Wyoming Valley Health Care System and Geisinger Medical Center.

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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 works as a hand surgeon, physical therapist, and orthopedic surgeon in King of Prussia, PA, Havertown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Culp takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Main Line Today Top Doc Award; and "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery. Dr. Culp's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Dr. Culp has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, bursitis, osteomyelitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), joint problems, gout, tendonitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kyo Chu specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include thyroid cancer, solid tumor, and abdominal surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chu honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chu trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Chu is affiliated with Geisinger.

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

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

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

Dr. Anthony Balsamo's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In Dr. Balsamo's practice, he is particularly interested in fractures (broken bones). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Balsamo is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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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 is an orthopedic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Kolessar include minimally invasive surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Kolessar is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kolessar is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Kolessar 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 hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Dunmore, PA, Wilkes Barre, PA, and Danville, PA. His areas of expertise include cancer. Patient reviews placed Dr. Adonizio at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adonizio accepts. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Adonizio is affiliated with Geisinger.

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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 is an endocrinologist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sun has indicated that his clinical interests include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and hashimoto's thyroiditis. He is affiliated with Geisinger. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. After completing medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center and Griffin Hospital. Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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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 works as an orthopedic oncologist in Wilkes Barre, PA and Danville, PA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer. Dr. Bowen is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Before performing his residency at Geisinger Medical Center, Dr. Bowen attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. On average, patients gave Dr. Bowen a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

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

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

Dr. Jagadeesh Ramdas' specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He is a graduate of Calcutta National Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramdas include cancer. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramdas takes. 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. Glen Christopher Jacob, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1175 E Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Glen Jacob practices hand surgery, general surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Jacob's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Jacob is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, sprains, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

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

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

Dr. Torre Ruth's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ruth include musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. Dr. Ruth is affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Ruth's education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Ruth has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Ruth's patients. Dr. Ruth is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Trauma

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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bishwal's areas of expertise include the following: polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bishwal honors. After completing medical school at S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack, Dr. Bishwal 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. Arthur N Meyer, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
401 3rd Avenue
Kingston, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Meyer is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Kingston, PA and Wilkes Barre, PA. In his practice, Dr. Meyer focuses on cancer. Dr. Meyer is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Meyer accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Darren Lee Jacobs, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1000 E Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Darren Jacobs practices spine surgery and neurosurgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Jacobs average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacobs is affiliated with Geisinger. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Providence Hospital, Southfield, Botsford Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Jacobs is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , compression fractures

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Hydrocephalus, Complex Spine Surgery, Compression Fractures, Reconstructive ... (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.