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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 works as a sports medicine specialist in Dallas, PA, Wilkes Barre, PA, and Tunkhannock, PA. Dr. Ross graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He is professionally 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 areas of specialization are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Klena average 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klena honors. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Klena trained at Geisinger Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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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 sees patients in Wilkes Barre, PA, Mountain Top, PA, and Scranton, PA. His medical specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Scotti focuses on musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Scotti takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency 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 is a hand surgeon, physical therapist, and orthopedic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Culp include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and arthroplasty. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Culp accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Culp 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Wilkes Barre, PA. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include thyroid cancer, solid tumor, and abdominal surgery. Dr. Chu is affiliated with Geisinger. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chu attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He speaks Korean.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Huntingdon Valley, PA and Wilkes Barre, PA. He has a special interest in fractures (broken bones). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Balsamo honors. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Balsamo 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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Wilkes Barre, PA and Tunkhannock, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Kolessar is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kolessar trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Kolessar is professionally 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 a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Adonizio average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Adonizio include cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Adonizio's medical residency was performed at Lankenau Medical Center. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Tumor, Thoracic Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Urologic Disorders, 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 a specialist in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. He has a special interest in graves disease, thyroid cancer, and hashimoto's thyroiditis. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sun at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Tufts Medical Center and Griffin Hospital, Dr. Sun attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Sun is 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's specialty is orthopedic oncology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer. Dr. Bowen honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Before completing his residency at Geisinger Medical Center, Dr. Bowen attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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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 medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ruth attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ruth include musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. On average, patients gave Dr. Ruth a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ruth takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruth is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Trauma

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

Dr. Jagadeesh Ramdas, who practices in Danville, PA, East Stroudsburg, PA, and Forty Fort, PA, is a medical specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Ramdas average 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer. Dr. Ramdas is affiliated with Geisinger. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramdas attended medical school at Calcutta National Medical College. Dr. Ramdas (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Tumor, Leukemia, Cancer, Bone Problems, 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 is a medical specialist in hand surgery, general surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Jacob takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Jacob is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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

Dr. Shantanu Bishwal specializes in adult rheumatology. He graduated from S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. He trained at Graduate Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bishwal include polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). The average patient rating for Dr. Bishwal is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is 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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Kingston, PA and Wilkes Barre, PA. Dr. Meyer has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include cancer. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Meyer is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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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. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Jacobs is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Jacobs studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Providence Hospital, Southfield, Botsford Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , compression fractures

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