We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare Medicare near Berkeley Heights, NJ.

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Dr. Mark Alan Schottenfeld, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1005 N Washington Avenue
Green Brook, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Schottenfeld specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Schottenfeld's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schottenfeld accepts. Dr. Schottenfeld is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and JFK Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1814 East Second Street
Scotch Plains, NJ
 

Dr. John Faccone works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Faccone performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and hip injury. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Atlantic Health System. Dr. Faccone is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Pain, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Osteoporosis, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Michael Bauman, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1 Diamond Hill Road/summit Medical Group; Bensley Building, Floor 2
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Bauman sees patients in Berkeley Heights, NJ. His medical specialty is adult endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), graves disease, and metabolic disorders. Dr. Bauman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Bauman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bone problems

All Interests: Graves Disease, Diabetes Management, Thyroiditis, Electrolyte Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Rachana M Purohit
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1 Diamond Hill Road; Bensley Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Rachana Purohit's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. She practices in Westfield, NJ, Piscataway, NJ, and Martinsville, NJ. Her areas of expertise include hammer toe, orthotics, and osteomyelitis. Her professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Purohit an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Purohit takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteomyelitis, hallux rigidus (severe big toe arthritis), bone infection, sprains

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Hammer Toe, Plantar Warts, Hallux Rigidus, Nail ... (Read more)

Dr. David A Printz, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
1 Diamond Hill Road; Summit Medical Group
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. David Printz is a medical specialist in diagnostic radiology. His areas of expertise include the following: abdominal CT scan, abdominal ultrasound, and pelvic CT scan. Dr. Printz is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: MRI, Pelvic Ultrasound, Ultrasound, Spine Imaging, Musculoskeletal Problems, CT Scan, Pelvic CT ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Todd Paris, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1 Diamond Hill Road,, Lawrence Pavilion, Floor 1; Suite A
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Paris specializes in family medicine. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program. Clinical interests for Dr. Paris include prostate problems, warts, and polio vaccination. Dr. Paris takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Paris (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and German. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Summit Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems, joint problems, gout

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, HIV Test, ... (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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