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We found 83 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 is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Wasserlauf is affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He honors Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Wasserlauf attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Wasserlauf is conversant in Spanish.

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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 specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Prudential (PruCare), Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chagnon honors. He studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Chagnon's residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford. Dr. Chagnon (or staff) is conversant in Bosnian, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Chagnon welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Vinayak Sathe is a physician who specializes in foot & ankle surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Sathe include fractures (broken bones). Dr. Sathe is professionally affiliated with John Dempsey Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Sathe's medical residency was performed at Sassoon General Hospital. Dr. Sathe (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi.

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

Dr. Christopher Lena works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Lena's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Presence Saint Francis Hospital. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hartford Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lena's office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Hartford, CT and Glastonbury, CT. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Dugdale's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hartford Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. Dr. Dugdale welcomes new patients.

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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. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. These areas are among Dr. Schutzer's clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Schutzer's professional affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nagarkatti include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His hospital/clinic affiliations include UConn Health and Hartford Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Dr. Nagarkatti's practice is open to new patients. 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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Rios has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder injury, and knee ligament injuries. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rios's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in spinal cord injury medicine. Dr. Seetharama (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sindhi, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Seetharama graduated from Armed Forces Medical College. He trained at Manipal University, Kasturba Medical College and Ohio Valley Medical Center for residency. Dr. Seetharama accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. His practice 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 sees patients in West Hartford, CT and Meriden, CT. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. In Dr. Kost's practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center and Waterbury Hospital. His professional affiliations include Hartford Hospital and MidState Medical Center.

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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 sees patients in Hartford, CT, Farmington, CT, and Glastonbury, CT. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and electrodiagnostic medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Dr. Memmo is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Memmo is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems, joint problems

All Interests: Spinal Injection, Joint Problems, Bone Problems

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

Dr. Steven Selden's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Bloomfield, CT. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Selden takes. He is 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 specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hartford, CT, Rocky Hill, CT, and Glastonbury, CT. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Zimmermann has a special interest in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His professional affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Zimmermann is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Barnett's clinical interests include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Barnett 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, who practices in East Hartford, CT and Hartford, CT, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Chung include regional anesthesia and musculoskeletal problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chung takes. Dr. Chung is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sheppard include regional anesthesia and musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Sheppard is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance.

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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.