We found 98 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Medicare near Bloomfield, CT.

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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 graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. These areas are among Dr. Wasserlauf's clinical interests: knee problems, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes MultiPlan, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Wasserlauf speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (Hartford, CT). Dr. Wasserlauf is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Clifford Rios is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rios include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Rios is affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (Hartford, CT). He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Rios welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injury, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Knee Ligament Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christopher Lena is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Lena is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lena include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Presence Saint Francis Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients. Dr. Lena graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Thomas Dugdale practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and knee surgery. Dr. Dugdale accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Hartford Hospital, Dr. Dugdale attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Dugdale is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. David Peng, who practices in Hartford, CT and East Hartford, CT, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Peng takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain

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

Dr. Robert James Carangelo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
32 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Robert Carangelo sees patients in Plainville, CT, New Britain, CT, and Rocky Hill, CT. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Carangelo is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carangelo has a special interest in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His professional affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (Hartford, CT). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Shoulder Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Total Joint Replacement, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Jonathan Finkel, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
99 East River Drive; 5th Floor
East Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Kevin Finkel's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. Dr. Finkel is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Anesthesia, Acute Pain

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 in Farmington, CT, Southington, CT, and Avon, CT. He has a special interest in fractures (broken bones). Dr. Sathe takes Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with UConn Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Katherine June Coyner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2 Simsbury Road
Avon, CT
 

Dr. Katherine Coyner practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Coyner include knee surgery, hip arthroscopy, and shoulder arthroscopy. Dr. Coyner is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Coyner is professionally affiliated with UConn Health. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, joint problems

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Ligament Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Chung is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Chung graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Anesthesia, Acute Pain

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

Dr. Steven Selden's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Selden a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of shoulder surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (Hartford, CT). He takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
99 East River Drive; 5th Floor
East Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Andrew Baxter's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in East Hartford, CT and Hartford, CT. Dr. Baxter honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Anesthesia, Acute Pain

Dr. David Anthony Monti Jr., MD
Specializes in Physiatry
65 Memorial Road; Blue Back Square
West Hartford, CT
 

Dr. David Monti is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Monti's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from 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, Electromyography, Nerve Conduction Studies, Traumatic Brain Injury

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

Dr. Subramani Seetharama's area of specialization is spinal cord injury medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. 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) is conversant in Sindhi, Spanish, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Seetharama is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Electromyography, Musculoskeletal Problems, Nerve Conduction Studies

Dr. Daniel Jacob Gianoli, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Daniel Gianoli specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Hartford, CT and East Hartford, CT. Dr. Gianoli is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain

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

Dr. Ricardo J Taboada, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
65 Memorial Road; Suite 435
West Hartford, CT
 

Dr. Ricardo Taboada is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Dr. Taboada is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain

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

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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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