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We found 23 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in New York, NY. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Rose's areas of expertise include the following: knee injury, knee surgery, and hip arthroscopy. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Rose attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His medical residency was performed at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Distinguished Alumnus Award; and Robert Wood Johnson Distinguished Alumnus Award. Dr. Rose (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in New York, NY, Queens, NY, and Flushing, NY. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Pereira include knee injury, achilles tendonitis, and rotator cuff tear. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Pereira graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. In addition to English, Dr. Pereira (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Italian. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Madison Avenue Orthopaedics.

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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)

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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. Dr. Capeci's clinical interests include shoulder injury, knee ligament injuries, and sports health. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare. Before performing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Capeci attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Capeci has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Capeci (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish.

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

Dr. Michael Alaia works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. His clinical interests include knee injury, rotator cuff tear, and ligament reconstruction. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Alaia takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' residency program.

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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)

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

Dr. Sofiya Prilik is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She works in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Prilik's areas of expertise include neurorehabilitation, multiple sclerosis (MS), and lymphedema. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prilik attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of 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. Louis William Iii Catalano III, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
485 Madison Avenue (52nd Street)
New York, NY
 

Dr. Louis Catalano practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in New York, NY, Bronxville, NY, and Scarsdale, NY. Dr. Catalano (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Catalano's areas of expertise include the following: forearm fracture, carpal tunnel surgery, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt and NYU Langone Medical Center. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Catalano completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Healthfirst, CHAMPVA, and WellCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Catalano has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , forearm fracture, metabolic bone disease, distal radius fracture, wrist fracture, osteoarthritis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, elbow fracture, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Shoulder Dislocation, Wrist ... (Read more)

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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 is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Protopsaltis include spinal cord tumor, scoliosis, and minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Protopsaltis accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Protopsaltis include: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Protopsaltis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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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 specializes in orthopedic trauma and trauma surgery and practices in New York, NY, Richmond Hill, NY, and Queens, NY. Dr. Egol's clinical interests include osteomyelitis, wrist fracture, and bone reconstruction. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Egol attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in New York, NY and Queens, NY. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Italian. Dr. Kim's clinical interests include scoliosis, spine surgery procedures, and herniated disc. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, NYU Langone Madison Avenue Orthopaedics, and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Kim performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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

Dr. William Carroll works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. Dr. Carroll (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carroll include platelet disorders, anemia, and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Carroll's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Anthem. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Ronald Adler is a New York, NY physician who specializes in musculoskeletal radiology and diagnostic radiology. In addition to English, Dr. Adler (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with NYU Radiology Associates. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Adler's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Ultrasound

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

Dr. Claudette Lajam is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lajam include knee arthroscopy, knee injury, and revision knee arthroplasty. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. She trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Lajam has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Lajam (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, lumbar stenosis, and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Razi is affiliated with NYU Langone Madison Avenue Orthopaedics. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Razi attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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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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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 his clinical interests: cancer screening, sinus cancer, and skull base tumors. Dr. Givi honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Givi trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. In addition to English, Dr. Givi (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Sign Language. His professional affiliations include 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)

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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 a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Bader's clinical interests include platelet disorders, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Bader's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Bader (or staff) speaks 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. Anastasios Manessis, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Endocrine Associates of West Village; 30-16 30th Avenue
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Anastasios Manessis is a specialist in adult endocrinology. These areas are among his clinical interests: disorders of calcium metabolism, menopause, and metabolic bone disease. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Manessis is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Manessis studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Manessis completed a residency program at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Manessis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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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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.