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We found 47 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept First Health near Wallingford, CT.

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. He practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Orange, CT. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Cohen is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Cohen's medical residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen honors. Dr. Cohen 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. Joseph C Wu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 140
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Wu is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Wu include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Wu is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wu is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of State University of New York (SUNY) and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. He speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese.

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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)

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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. He practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Guilford, CT. Dr. Kelley's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, rotator cuff surgery, and sports injuries. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to 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 specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Diana attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Diana is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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)

Dr. David Hudson Gibson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 140
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. David Gibson practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Gibson studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Gibson is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Gibson welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Tendonitis, Closed Reduction, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Total ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Aversa, who practices in Hamden, CT, Wallingford, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Aversa attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Patient reviews placed Dr. Aversa at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Cheshire, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pringle studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pringle's office for an appointment.

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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 Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9 Washington Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Richard Bernstein's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Bernstein is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bernstein has an open panel. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, rheumatoid arthritis, elbow fracture, hand fracture, tendonitis

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Tendonitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Congenital Hand ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9 Washington Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Shirvinda Wijesekera practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Wijesekera completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wijesekera is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Hip ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1062-1072 Barnes Road; Suite 305
Wallingford, CT
 

Dr. Anna Tirado is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Patients rated Dr. Tirado highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Tirado (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Tirado is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Kramer sees patients in Hamden, CT, Branford, CT, and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kramer is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Kramer graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2408 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Mark Scanlan is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include rotator cuff surgery, wrist surgery, and closed reduction. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Scanlan studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Scanlan completed a residency program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Scanlan's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Tendonitis, Wrist Surgery, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Carpal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1072 Barnes Road; Suite 305
Wallingford, CT
 

Dr. Norman Ravski's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ravski is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ravski's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Ravski attended New York Medical College for medical school.

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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 General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2447 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Asia Edusa's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Edusa graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Edusa completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Edusa is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Edusa accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Edusa welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2446 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Kristen Aversa is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Aversa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Croatian, Spanish, and Serbo-Croatian. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Aversa attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Aversa average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2543 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Prathibha Kumar is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Kumar trained at Bridgeport Hospital for her residency. She is conversant in Kannada. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Hepatitis, Infertility, Metabolism, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Osteoporosis, ... (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.