We found 26 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Danville, PA, Wilkes Barre, PA, and Lewisburg, PA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Feltham has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Before performing his residency at UH Case Medical Center, Dr. Feltham attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Feltham is affiliated with Geisinger.

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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 sees patients in Dallas, PA, Wilkes Barre, PA, and Tunkhannock, PA. His medical specialty is sports medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Ross is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of LeHigh Valley Hospital Network's residency program.

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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 specializes in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of Geisinger Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Klena has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klena accepts. 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's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He practices in Wilkes Barre, PA, Mountain Top, PA, and Scranton, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Scotti include musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. His education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at Wyoming Valley Health Care System and Geisinger Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Scotti a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Culp at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Culp honors. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Culp completed his residency training 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 is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid cancer, solid tumor, and abdominal surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chu honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. 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. In addition to English, he speaks 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, who practices in Huntingdon Valley, PA and Wilkes Barre, PA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Balsamo average 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include fractures (broken bones). Dr. Balsamo is affiliated with Geisinger. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Balsamo honors. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kolessar's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kolessar honors. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and 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. Thomas Richard Bowen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Oncology
1000 E Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Bowen is an orthopedic oncology specialist in Wilkes Barre, PA and Danville, PA. Dr. Bowen graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Geisinger Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), cancer, and osteoporosis. Dr. Bowen is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, osteoporosis, bone cancer, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Tumor, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Bone ... (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 specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Adonizio include cancer. Dr. Adonizio is affiliated with Geisinger. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Adonizio honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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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 in Scranton, PA and Wilkes Barre, PA. Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. In Dr. Sun's practice, he is particularly interested in graves disease, thyroid cancer, and hashimoto's thyroiditis. He is affiliated with Geisinger. He obtained his medical school training at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center and Griffin Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Sun a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Torre Ruth sees patients in Harrisburg, PA, Lemoyne, PA, and Wilkes Barre, PA. Dr. Torre Ruth's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ruth has indicated that Dr. Ruth's clinical interests include musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. Dr. Ruth is professionally affiliated with Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital, Geisinger Medical Center, and Geisinger Community Medical Center. Before performing Dr. Ruth's residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Ruth attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Ruth is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Trauma

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
390 Pierce Street
Kingston, PA
 

Dr. William Charlton sees patients in Kingston, PA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Charlton is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

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 Wilkes Barre, PA physician who specializes in hand surgery, general surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Jacob completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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 is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Bishwal has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Bishwal include polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). He is affiliated with Geisinger. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Before performing his residency at Graduate Hospital, Dr. Bishwal attended S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack for medical school.

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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 works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. His clinical interests encompass cancer. Dr. Ramdas has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Ramdas attended medical school at Calcutta National Medical College. 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

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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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