We found 11 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept CIGNA Plans near Staten Island, NY.

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Dr. Gregory Montalbano, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
82 Lamberts Lane
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Gregory Montalbano's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma and sports medicine; he sees patients in New York, NY and Staten Island, NY. His clinical interests include knee osteoarthritis, knee fracture, and elbow fracture. He is affiliated with NYU Langone. Dr. Montalbano studied medicine at Albany Medical College. His residency was performed at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Montalbano is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society and Senior Resident Clinical Research Award, Hospital for Joint Disease.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, knee osteoarthritis, shoulder fracture, knee fracture, elbow fracture, ACL injury, shoulder dislocation, stress fractures, osteoarthritis, arthritis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), sprains, Achilles tendon rupture, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Shoulder Dislocation, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
82 Lamberts Lane
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Vasilios Kountis is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: thoracic outlet syndrome, cervical herniated disc, and back strain. He is affiliated with NYU Langone. Dr. Kountis's education and training includes medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and United Healthcare PPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, osteoarthritis, knee osteoarthritis, fractures (broken bones), compression fractures, spinal arthritis

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Cervical Dystonia, Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Armin M Tehrany, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
91 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Armin Tehrany is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Tehrany's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tehrany include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder dislocation, and frozen shoulder. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Super Doctors, Super Doctors; and Castle Connolly Top Doctor, Castle Connolly Top Doctor. Dr. Tehrany (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Tehrany welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, frozen shoulder, ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Surgery, Frozen Shoulder, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. George Philip Smith, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
405 Arden Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. George Smith is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Smith attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Smith is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, JFK Hospital, and Monmouth Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee ligament injury, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Alan Kohn, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1050 Clove Road
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kohn is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Staten Island, NY and New York, NY. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), electrophysiological (EP) study, and myocarditis. He is affiliated with NYU Langone. Dr. Kohn accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Kohn attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His distinctions include: NYU Medical Education Award and New York Rising Stars. He is conversant in Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , muscle diseases (myopathies)

All Interests: Myocarditis, Chest Pain, Hypertension, Echocardiogram, Heart Valve Problems, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cary B Chapman, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1534 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Cary Chapman sees patients in Staten Island, NY and New York, NY. His medical specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Chapman's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and ankle arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Chapman is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and Top Regional Doctor, Castle Connely.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, ankle arthritis, arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, Achilles tendon rupture, fractures (broken bones), foot arthritis, ankle fracture

All Interests: Sports Health, Ankle Fracture, Shoulder Dislocation, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
400 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Rajendra Bhayani's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Brooklyn, NY, Rego Park, NY, and Staten Island, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhayani include cleft lip and palate, thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Dr. Bhayani's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bhayani attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, B.J. Medical College, Pune, and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Bhayani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Bhayani's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sinus Problems, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Oral Cancer, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Ear ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5091 Amboy Road
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Ayman Farid, who practices in Staten Island, NY, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Farid's clinical interests include renal artery stenosis, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and nuclear scan. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Coresource, Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Vincent's Hospital, Staten Island for residency. Dr. Farid (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Farid's hospital/clinic affiliations include Staten Island University Hospital and NYU Langone. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , muscle diseases (myopathies)

All Interests: Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Hypertension, Heart Valve Problems, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
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    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    98.4%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.5 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 232 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    98.8%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.4 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 219 patients (2009-2011)
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
271 Mason Avenue
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Wissam Hoyek is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Brooklyn, NY and Staten Island, NY. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), renal artery stenosis, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Hoyek is affiliated with NYU Lutheran Associates and Staten Island University Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Hoyek studied medicine at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. He trained at Staten Island University Hospital for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , muscle diseases (myopathies)

All Interests: Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Heart Valve Problems, Heart Problems, Muscle ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.8 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 579 patients (2009-2011)
Procedure Information for Non-Emergency Angioplasty
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    99.4%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 0.7 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 514 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Suying L Song, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
1551 Richmond Road
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Suying Song, who practices in Staten Island, NY and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Song's areas of expertise include evoked potential test, back injuries, and muscle diseases (myopathies). She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. CIGNA Plans, Group Health Incorporated (GHI), and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Song accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Song is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital and NYU Langone. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , muscle diseases (myopathies)

All Interests: Electromyography, Back Injuries, Electroencephalography, Evoked Potential Test, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Irina Belinsky, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1200 South Avenue; Suite 204
Staten Island, NY
 

Dr. Irina Belinsky is an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Belinsky include blepharospasm, ptosis, and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Belinsky graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Belinsky completed a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Belinsky is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Eye Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Cosmetic Surgery, Hyperthyroidism, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Tear Duct ... (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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