We found 47 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept First Health 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)

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

Dr. Richard Bernstein's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Hamden, CT, Milford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Bernstein's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Bernstein's professional 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)

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

Dr. Shirvinda Wijesekera specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Hamden, CT, Milford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Wijesekera is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wijesekera honors. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Tirado (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Tirado attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ConnectiCare, and more. Dr. Tirado's practice 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 honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Kramer attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kramer 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2408 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Mark Scanlan sees patients in Hamden, CT, Branford, CT, and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Scanlan's areas of expertise include rotator cuff surgery, wrist surgery, and closed reduction. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Scanlan attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Dr. Scanlan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2408 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Norman Kaplan is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kaplan is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kaplan's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Knee Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Arthritis, Total Joint Replacement, Sports ... (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. Dr. Ravski is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Ravski is a graduate of New York Medical College. He trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center 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 General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2447 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Asia Edusa's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Edusa performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Edusa is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to 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 obstetrician and gynecologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Aversa average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Yale School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Aversa (or staff) speaks the following languages: Croatian, Spanish, and Serbo-Croatian. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Aversa's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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