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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
average rating 3.58 stars (25 ratings)
532 Lafayette Road; Suite 100
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. Haroon Sarwar specializes in adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include metabolic bone diseases, musculoskeletal imaging, and myositis. Dr. Sarwar's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from King Edward Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Dr. Sarwar (or staff) speaks Urdu and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Newton Hospital and Atlantic Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, gout, spinal arthritis

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Diseases, Myositis, Tendon Problems, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

James L. Scales MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4.5 stars (5 ratings)
280 Newton Sparta Road
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. James Scales' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include scoliosis, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. Dr. Scales's professional affiliations include Newton Hospital and Atlantic Health System. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Scales is in-network for AARP, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Bone Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Salem Naseef III M.D.
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4.43 stars (32 ratings)
380 Lafayette Road; Suite 204
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. George Naseef is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Bedminster, NJ, Sparta, NJ, and Morristown, NJ. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Naseef include scoliosis, spinal stenosis, and neck problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Community Care Network (CCN) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Naseef accepts. Dr. Naseef's education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Union Memorial Hospital. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal arthritis

All Interests: Scoliosis, Back Problems, Neck Problems, Spinal Arthritis, Spine Problems, Spinal Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Kenneth J. Rieger M.D.
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4.47 stars (21 ratings)
89 Sparta Avenue; Knoll Place, Suite 202
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. Kenneth Rieger is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Chatham, NJ, Sparta, NJ, and Livingston, NJ. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, pain management, and neck problems. Dr. Rieger's professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rieger is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal arthritis

All Interests: Hip Dysplasia, Scoliosis, Fractures, Back Problems, Neck Problems, Spinal Arthritis, Spinal ... (Read more)

Stephen D. Koss MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
average rating 4.27 stars (11 ratings)
380 Lafayette Road, Rt.15; Suite 203/204
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Koss' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and hip injury. Dr. Koss is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Newton Hospital. Dr. Koss is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Bone Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Leigh S. Ende M.D.
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 3.69 stars (14 ratings)
380 Lafayette Road
Sparta, NJ
 

Dr. Leigh Ende practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Randolph, NJ and Sparta, NJ. These areas are among her clinical interests: cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Ende's professional affiliations include Virtua Physician Partners, Newton Hospital, and Atlantic Health System. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Ende is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, AARP, and Guardian, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Wounds, Bone Problems, Fractures, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Robert C. Weinschenk MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 3.5 stars (4 ratings)
280 Newton Sparta Road
Newton, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Weinschenk's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Weinschenk's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, total shoulder replacement, and general orthopedics. He honors Anthem, Fortis, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Weinschenk attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His professional affiliations include Newton Hospital and Atlantic Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Tendon Problems, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a painful disease of the joints. There are many different kinds of arthritis with various causes, but they all lead to pain and inflammation of joints such as the hip, knee, or wrist. Arthritis affects people of all ages, races, and genders, but it is more common in women and older people. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States.

Symptoms of arthritis include swelling, pain, and stiffness. They can occur in a single joint or throughout the body. It is common for symptoms to come and go, known as flares. In some kinds of arthritis, flares may be caused by specific triggers, such as exercise, stress, or an allergic reaction.

By far the two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis happens when wear and tear on joints breaks down the cartilage between two moving bones. In a healthy person, cartilage cushions and lubricates the bones so they can glide over each other as they move. When the cartilage becomes thin or tears, the ends of bones rub and cause pain. In rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s own immune system becomes confused and attacks joint cartilage, weakening it and causing inflammation.

Treatment for arthritis depends on the specific type, but it may include:
  • Avoiding arthritis triggers
  • Hot or cold therapy, such as ice or hot packs
  • Oral or injected medications, such as corticosteroids, NSAIDs, and biologics
  • Physical therapy and gentle exercises
  • Surgery to repair or replace damaged joints

In many types of arthritis, early treatment can prevent more serious damage to your joints, keeping your symptoms in check. Whatever stage you are in, help exists to let you stay active and manage pain. There are many options to get you moving again.
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