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 sees patients in Wilkes Barre, PA, Lewisburg, PA, and Selinsgrove, PA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass arthroscopic surgery. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Feltham honors. Dr. Feltham graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then he performed his residency at UH Case Medical Center. He is professionally 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. 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 specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Klena is affiliated with Geisinger. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Klena trained at Geisinger Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Arthritis, Sports Injuries

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

Dr. David Ross is 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Ross is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ross is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Jason Scotti specializes in family medicine and sports medicine and practices in Wilkes Barre, PA, Mountain Top, PA, and Scranton, PA. In Dr. Scotti's practice, he is particularly interested in 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 is an in-network provider for 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 W 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. Dr. Culp's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Culp attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Main Line Today Top Doc Award; and "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery.

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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). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Chu include thyroid cancer, solid tumor, and abdominal surgery. He is affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Chu is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Chu speaks Korean.

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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. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Sun average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sun's areas of expertise include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and hashimoto's thyroiditis. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Sun takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sun completed residency programs 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: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Anthony Balsamo is an orthopedist. Dr. Balsamo has indicated that his clinical interests include fractures (broken bones). He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Balsamo 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. David J Kolessar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1175 E Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. David Kolessar specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kolessar at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kolessar takes. Dr. Kolessar studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He 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. Thomas Richard Bowen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Oncology
1000 E Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Bowen is an orthopedic oncologist in Wilkes Barre, PA and Danville, PA. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Bowen's areas of expertise include the following: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), cancer, and osteoporosis. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bowen is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Diseases, Tumor, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Bone ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Arthur Meyer is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Kingston, PA and Wilkes Barre, PA. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Meyer include cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Meyer average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Meyer accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. 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. Christian Stephen Adonizio, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1000 E Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Christian Adonizio is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Dunmore, PA, Wilkes Barre, PA, and Danville, PA. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Adonizio is especially interested in cancer. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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: , soft tissue sarcoma

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

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

Dr. Darren Jacobs sees patients in Danville, PA and Wilkes Barre, PA. His medical specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Jacobs's 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 has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Jacobs is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , compression fractures

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

Dr. David Michael Pugliese, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
675 Baltimore Drive
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. David Pugliese is a specialist in adult rheumatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Pugliese include polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis). Dr. Pugliese is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. His education and training includes medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Pugliese's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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

Dr. Torre Ruth's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ruth's clinical interests include musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. Dr. Ruth is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruth attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ruth's hospital/clinic affiliations include Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital (GBH), Geisinger Medical Center, and Geisinger Community Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Trauma

Dr. Brian Craig Jameson, DO
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1000 E Mountain Drive
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Brian Jameson's specialty is adult endocrinology. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Geisinger Medical Center. In Dr. Jameson's practice, he is particularly interested in graves disease, thyroid cancer, and hashimoto's thyroiditis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 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. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Thyroid Cancer, Type 2 Diabetes, Graves Disease, ... (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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