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We found 20 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept MetroPlus Medicare near Rego Park, NY.

Dr. Donald Joseph Rose, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1095 Park Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Donald Rose's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include knee injury, knee surgery, and hip arthroscopy. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rose honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Rose has received include New York Super Doctors; UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Distinguished Alumnus Award; and Robert Wood Johnson Distinguished Alumnus Award. In addition to English, Dr. Rose (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Rose is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, ligament problems, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), ACL injury

All Interests: ACL Injury, Elbow Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Ligament Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
41-61 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. David Pereira's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in New York, NY, Queens, NY, and Flushing, NY. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pereira include knee injury, achilles tendonitis, and rotator cuff tear. Dr. Pereira is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Madison Avenue Orthopaedics. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Pereira attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Pereira (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, ligament problems, achilles tendonitis, ACL injury

All Interests: ACL Injury, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Joseph Alaia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Nyu Orthopaedic Surgery Associates; 133-03 Jamaica Avenue
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Michael Alaia is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alaia include knee injury, rotator cuff tear, and ligament reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, osteoarthritis, ACL injury

All Interests: ACL Injury, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1095 Park Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Craig Capeci specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Capeci include shoulder injury, knee ligament injuries, and sports health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare. Before completing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Capeci attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Capeci has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Capeci (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, knee ligament injuries, ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Sofiya Prilik, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
40 Heyward Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Sofiya Prilik's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Prilik has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among her clinical interests: neurorehabilitation, multiple sclerosis (MS), and lymphedema. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Prilik has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Neurorehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation Treatment, Lymphedema, Stroke ... (Read more)

Dr. Themistocles Stavros Protopsaltis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Nyu Orthopaedic Surgery Associates; 133-03 Jamaica Avenue
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Themistocles Protopsaltis practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Protopsaltis is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Protopsaltis trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Protopsaltis has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Scoliosis, Fractures, Cervical Spine Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Kenneth Andrew Egol, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Trauma Surgery
Nyu Orthopaedic Surgery Associates; 133-03 Jamaica Avenue
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Kenneth Egol is a physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma and trauma surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Egol include osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, and bone reconstruction. Dr. Egol's professional affiliations include Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Egol is rated highly by his patients. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, shoulder fracture, pelvic fracture, knee fracture, bone problems, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), elbow fracture, fractures (broken bones), ankle fracture, foot fracture

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Ankle Fracture, Bone Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Yong H Kim, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
41-61 Kissena Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Yong Kim practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, spine surgery procedures, and herniated disc. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, NYU Langone Madison Avenue Orthopaedics, and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Kim takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kim completed a residency program at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones), compression fractures

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Compression Fractures, Fractures, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Claudette Malvina Lajam, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Claudette Lajam practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Rego Park, NY, New York, NY, and Queens, NY. Dr. Lajam's areas of expertise include knee arthroscopy, knee injury, and revision knee arthroplasty. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Lajam performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Lajam (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Afshin Eli Razi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
41-61 Kissena Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Afshin Razi works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, lumbar stenosis, and spine surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Madison Avenue Orthopaedics. Dr. Razi honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones), compression fractures

All Interests: Scoliosis, Compression Fractures, Fractures, Cervical Spine Problems, Degenerative Disc Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Musculoskeletal Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
535 E 70th Street; Department of Radiology
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ronald Adler practices musculoskeletal radiology and diagnostic radiology. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adler honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Adler (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Adler is affiliated with NYU Radiology Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Ultrasound

Dr. Anastasios Manessis, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Endocrine Associates of West Village; 30-16 30th Avenue
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Anastasios Manessis works as an adult endocrinologist. Before completing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Manessis attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, menopause, and metabolic bone disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Manessis is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Manessis has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Manessis (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis

All Interests: Graves Disease, Eating Disorders, Thyroiditis, Postpartum Thyroiditis, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
97-85 Queens Boulevard; 3rd Floor, Area A
Rego Park, NY
 

Dr. Paul Bader is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. His clinical interests include platelet disorders, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Bader is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Bader (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

All Interests: Bleeding, Bone Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Esophagus Problems, Rectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Babak Givi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1275 York Avenue; Box 240
New York, NY
 

Dr. Babak Givi's medical specialty is general surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Givi's clinical interests: cancer screening, sinus cancer, and skull base tumors. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Givi (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Sign Language. Dr. Givi is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Hoarseness, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Larkin Carroll, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
One Gustave Levy Place; #1208
New York, NY
 

Dr. William Carroll is a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist in New York, NY. Before performing his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Carroll attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: platelet disorders, anemia, and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Dr. Carroll is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Carroll (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

All Interests: Bone Cancer, Leukemia, Soft Tissue Problems, Stem Cell Transplant, Cancer, Lymphoma, Platelet ... (Read more)

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Dr. Boris Kobrinsky, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Boris Kobrinsky's areas of specialization are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kobrinsky include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with NYU Langone at Columbus Medical. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

All Interests: Bone Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Esophagus Problems, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, ... (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.