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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Orange, CT. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Cohen's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohen welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School and performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Wu's clinical interests encompass arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending State University of New York (SUNY) for medical school, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Wu speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. He 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: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

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

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. His areas of expertise include knee problems, rotator cuff surgery, and sports injuries. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kelley is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelley is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Richard Diana is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Hamden, CT, Orange, CT, and New Haven, CT. Patient reviews placed Dr. Diana at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Diana attended Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Diana is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes 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)

Specializes in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
2200 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Demetrios Braddock practices anatomic pathology and clinical pathology in New Haven, CT and Hamden, CT. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Braddock graduated from 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

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

Dr. Rebecca Pringle's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Pringle is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Pringle is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. John Aversa is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Hamden, CT, Wallingford, CT, and New Haven, CT. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Aversa's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aversa's office for an appointment.

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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)

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

Dr. Anna Tirado's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tirado is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Tirado (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Richard Bernstein practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Bernstein is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Bernstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Kenneth Kramer's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kramer is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Shirvinda Wijesekera's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Wijesekera is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Wijesekera trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency.

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

All Interests: Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Spinal Trauma, Arthritis, Orthopedic ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2543 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Prathibha Kumar practices general internal medicine. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. For her professional training, Dr. Kumar completed a residency program at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Kumar is conversant in Kannada. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kumar's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
9 Washington Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Lynch is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He works in Hamden, CT, Branford, CT, and Milford, CT. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lynch include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lynch graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lynch takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lynch's office for an appointment.

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

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

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

Dr. Norman Ravski is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Ravski obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He 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: , osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Mark Scanlan is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Scanlan's areas of expertise include the following: rotator cuff surgery, wrist surgery, and closed reduction. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scanlan honors. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Scanlan attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2447 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Asia Edusa is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Edusa is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Edusa is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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