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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 specializes in sports medicine and practices in Dallas, PA, Wilkes Barre, PA, and Tunkhannock, PA. He is affiliated with Geisinger. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Ross is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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 surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine specialist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Klena 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. Dr. Klena is professionally 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 areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine; he sees patients 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Scotti include musculoskeletal problems. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. 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 works as a hand surgeon, physical therapist, and orthopedist in King of Prussia, PA, Havertown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. On average, patients gave Dr. Culp a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Culp completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Main Line Today Top Doc Award; and "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery. He 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: , 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). The average patient rating for Dr. Chu is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid cancer, solid tumor, and abdominal surgery. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chu honors. He studied medicine at 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. In addition to English, he speaks 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. David Joseph Kolessar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1175 E Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. David Kolessar's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kolessar is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Kolessar trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for his residency.

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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. 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. His areas of expertise include fractures (broken bones). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Balsamo takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Balsamo trained at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Fractures

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

Dr. Christian Adonizio specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Dunmore, PA, Wilkes Barre, PA, and Danville, PA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Adonizio include cancer. Dr. Adonizio honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Adonizio graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: 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's specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. Sun's areas of expertise include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and hashimoto's thyroiditis. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Tufts Medical Center and Griffin Hospital, Dr. Sun attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. He 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 sees patients in Wilkes Barre, PA and Danville, PA. His medical specialty is orthopedic oncology. Dr. Bowen's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bowen include cancer. He is affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Bowen accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Geisinger Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

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

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 specialist in hand surgery, general surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Wilkes Barre, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Jacob is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacob is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacob honors. Dr. Jacob is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jacob completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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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 is an orthopedist. Dr. Ruth studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Ruth completed Dr. Ruth's residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. In Dr. Ruth's practice, Dr. Ruth is particularly interested in musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. Dr. Ruth has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ruth takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruth is professionally 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 works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist in Danville, PA, East Stroudsburg, PA, and Forty Fort, PA. Dr. Ramdas is a graduate of Calcutta National Medical College. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramdas (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

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

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

Dr. Shantanu Bishwal works as an adult rheumatologist. His clinical interests include polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bishwal is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. Dr. Bishwal's training includes a residency program 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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Meyer include cancer. Patients gave Dr. Meyer an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meyer accepts. 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 in Danville, PA and Wilkes Barre, PA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacobs is affiliated with Geisinger. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield, Botsford Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He speaks 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.