We found 72 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept ConnectiCare near Wallingford, CT.

Dr. Joseph C Wu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 140
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Wu's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Wu speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended State University of New York (SUNY) and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wu is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Cohen's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Cohen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Cohen attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School and subsequently trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Cohen is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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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. Rowland Brook Mayor, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 140
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Rowland Mayor's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Mayor attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Mayor is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. John Paul Daigneault, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2200 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. John Daigneault's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. Dr. Daigneault's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Daigneault is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Jon C Driscoll, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
863 North Main Street Extension; Suite 200
Wallingford, CT
 

Dr. Jon Driscoll's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Driscoll's training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Driscoll include knee surgery, hand surgery procedures, and sports health. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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 Physiatry, Other
3018 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Vivian Shih specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in New Haven, CT, Hamden, CT, and Stamford, CT. Dr. Shih has a special interest in rehabilitation. She honors several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and Health Net. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, gout

All Interests: Electromyography, Tendonitis, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Density Test, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2408 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. John Kelley's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Kelley attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Kelley include knee problems, rotator cuff surgery, and sports injuries. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2408 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Richard Diana's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Diana's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Yale School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Diana has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

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Specializes in General Gynecology
620 Washington Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Emily Fine is a general gynecology specialist. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fine is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She honors Anthem, Health Net, ConnectiCare, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fine's office for an appointment. She attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 170
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sumner is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sumner honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, hip fracture, tendonitis

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Hip Fracture, Scoliosis, Closed Reduction, Spinal Fusion, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Gynecology
60 Washington Avenue; Suite 201
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Mary Gillette specializes in general gynecology and practices in Hamden, CT and New Haven, CT. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Health Net, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gillette studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gillette completed a residency program at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Gillette is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Mark Phillips Altman, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 140
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Mark Altman's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Western Connecticut Health Network and Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Altman performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Altman honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (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 is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gorelick accepts. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Gorelick completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Gorelick's hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting 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 Anatomic Pathology
2200 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Demetrios Braddock sees patients in New Haven, CT and Hamden, CT. His medical specialty is anatomic pathology. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Braddock is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , bone cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Leukemia, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Thymoma, Prostate Cancer

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

Dr. John Aversa is an orthopedist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aversa include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Aversa attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Aversa's professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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 speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Pringle studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Pringle honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her 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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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.