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We found 82 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Medicare near Bloomfield, CT.

Dr. Brett L Wasserlauf, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
35 Jolley Drive Sutie 301
Bloomfield, CT
 

Dr. Brett Wasserlauf specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Wasserlauf's clinical interests: knee problems, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Wasserlauf attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Raymond Joseph Chagnon, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Other
490 Blue Hills Avenue
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Raymond Chagnon's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Chagnon is an in-network provider for Prudential (PruCare), Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Tufts Medical Center and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford. In addition to English, Dr. Chagnon (or staff) speaks Bosnian, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Electromyography, Lower Back Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neurorehabilitation

Dr. Christopher James Lena, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
85 Seymour Street; Suite 607
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Lena works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Hartford, CT, Farmington, CT, and Glastonbury, CT. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Lena is affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Presence Saint Francis Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Lena is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, MAKOplasty, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas William Dugdale, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
85 Seymour Street; Suite 607
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Thomas Dugdale's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dugdale include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Dugdale is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hartford Hospital. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Dugdale has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Fredric Schutzer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
114 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Steven Schutzer works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Hartford, CT, Glastonbury, CT, and Farmington, CT. Dr. Schutzer has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Schutzer include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Schutzer attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Schutzer is affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Durgesh G Nagarkatti, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
85 Seymour Street; Suite 607
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Durgesh Nagarkatti's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Nagarkatti focuses on replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Nagarkatti's professional affiliations include UConn Health and Hartford Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. He has an open panel. In addition to English, Dr. Nagarkatti (or staff) speaks Marathi, Spanish, and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Clifford Garrett Rios, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1000 Asylum Avenue; Suite 4301
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Clifford Rios is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Rios is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, shoulder injury, and knee ligament injuries. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Rios honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , knee ligament injuries, fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Knee Ligament Injuries, Shoulder Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Subramani Seetharama, MD
Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
85 Seymour Street; Suite 604
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Subramani Seetharama, who practices in New Britain, CT, Cheshire, CT, and Farmington, CT, is a medical specialist in spinal cord injury medicine. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Seetharama obtained his medical school training at Armed Forces Medical College and performed his residency at Manipal University, Kasturba Medical College and Ohio Valley Medical Center. Dr. Seetharama (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sindhi, Spanish, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Electromyography, Musculoskeletal Problems, Nerve Conduction Studies

Dr. Jonathan Anthony Kost, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
65 Memorial Drive; Suite 435
West Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Jonathan Kost is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He works in West Hartford, CT and Meriden, CT. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital and MidState Medical Center. Dr. Kost graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center and Waterbury Hospital. Dr. Kost honors Anthem, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Chronic Pain Management, Cancer Pain, Cancer, Pain Management

Dr. Pietro Anthony Memmo, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Electrodiagnostic Medicine
85 Seymour Street; Suite 607
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Pietro Memmo's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and electrodiagnostic medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Memmo honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, joint problems

All Interests: Bone Problems, Spinal Injection, Joint Problems

Dr. Vinayak M Sathe, MS, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2 Simsbury Road
Avon, CT
 

Dr. Vinayak Sathe works as a foot and ankle surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. He has a special interest in fractures (broken bones). Dr. Sathe accepts Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with UConn Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Hammer Toe, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Nerve Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Edward Selden, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
510 Cottage Grove Road
Bloomfield, CT
 

Dr. Steven Selden's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Selden honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Dr. Selden is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, joint problems

All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Bone Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Gordon Anthony Zimmermann, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
85 Seymour Street; Suite 607
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Gordon Zimmermann's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zimmermann include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Zimmermann attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Bone Problems, Total Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter R Barnett, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
85 Seymour Street; Suite 607
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Peter Barnett works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Barnett's practice, he is particularly interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barnett honors. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones), joint problems

All Interests: Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Joint Problems, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. David Yan Chung, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
99 East River Drive; 5th Floor
East Hartford, CT
 

Dr. David Chung's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in East Hartford, CT and Hartford, CT. His areas of expertise include the following: regional anesthesia and musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Chung studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chung takes.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Regional Anesthesia, Anesthesia

Dr. Richard Joseph Sheppard, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
99 East River Drive; 5th Floor
East Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Richard Sheppard is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. His areas of expertise include regional anesthesia and musculoskeletal problems. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Sheppard attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Regional Anesthesia, Anesthesia

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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.