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We found 18 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept ConnectiCare near Cheshire, CT.

Dr. David Brandon Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1000 Yale Avenue
Wallingford, CT
 

Dr. David Cohen's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Cohen's medical residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Cohen's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Cohen has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Tendonitis, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Jon C Driscoll, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
680 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Jon Driscoll is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Driscoll include knee surgery, hand surgery procedures, and sports health. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Driscoll accepts. Dr. Driscoll obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with MidState Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Ankle Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
850 North Main Street Extension; Building 2 Suite 2c
Wallingford, CT
 

Dr. Judith Gorelick, who practices in Shelton, CT, Wallingford, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Gorelick honors Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, ConnectiCare, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Gorelick's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Spinal Fusion, Spine Imaging, Lumbar Spine Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. John M Aversa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 Yale Avenue
Wallingford, CT
 

Dr. John Aversa is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Hamden, CT, Wallingford, CT, and New Haven, CT. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Aversa's clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aversa's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Aversa attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Bursitis, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
675 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Rebecca Pringle is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Cheshire, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Pringle accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Pringle studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
677 S Main Street
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. David Stair's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Stair is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Asthma

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 Yale Avenue
Wallingford, CT
 

Dr. Kenneth Kramer specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Hamden, CT, Branford, CT, and New Haven, CT. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kramer attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is conversant in French. Dr. Kramer is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Spinal Fusion, Spine Imaging, Lumbar Spine Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
675 S Main Street
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Patricia Brines' area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Brines is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She trained at Bellevue Hospital Center for her residency. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brines's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
422 Highland Avenue
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Maria Stack's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Cheshire, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Stack is rated highly by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including ConnectiCare, Cigna, and Aetna. Dr. Stack obtained her medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Union Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Hepatitis, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
416 Highland Avenue; Building B
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Ernest Topran's specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. He practices in Cheshire, CT, New Haven, CT, and Madison, CT. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Topran attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for residency. Dr. Topran accepts Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, Anthem, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Breast ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
416 Highland Avenue; Building B
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Leonard Zamore works as an obstetrician and gynecologist in Cheshire, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zamore honors. Dr. Zamore speaks Yiddish. Dr. Zamore is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, ... (Read more)

David S Caminear
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1000 Yale Avenue
Wallingford, CT
 

Dr. David Caminear works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Wallingford, CT. Dr. Caminear's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. For his residency, Dr. Caminear trained at Edgewater Hospital. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Caminear is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, arthritis, foot fracture

All Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Toenail Problems, Achilles Tendon Problems, Hammer Toe, Ankle Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 Yale Avenue
Wallingford, CT
 

Dr. Peter Deluca works as a pediatric orthopedist in Hamden, CT, Branford, CT, and Shelton, CT. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Deluca has a special interest in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), spine surgery procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. He accepts ConnectiCare, Cigna, Aetna, and more. Dr. Deluca graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Spine Surgery Procedures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1157 Highland Avenue
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Roman Khodzinsky is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khodzinsky's residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Khodzinsky (or staff) speaks the following languages: Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, Electrolyte ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
675 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Rebecca Wineland is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Wineland trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Wineland is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
3851 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Estell Pappas' areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; she sees patients in New Haven, CT and Hamden, CT. She is rated highly by her patients. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pappas accepts. For her professional training, Dr. Pappas completed residency programs at Cabrini Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Pappas (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Italian. Dr. Pappas is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, arthritis

All Interests: Warts, Achilles Tendon Problems, Hammer Toe, Ingrown Toenails, Peripheral Neuropathy, Diabetic Foot ... (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.