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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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Orange, CT. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen accepts. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Cohen completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes 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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wu honors. He attended medical school at State University of New York (SUNY). His residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. Dr. Wu is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Guilford, CT. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kelley include knee problems, rotator cuff surgery, and sports injuries. Dr. Kelley is professionally 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. Dr. Kelley's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, he performed his residency 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)

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

Dr. Richard Diana specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Diana average 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diana takes. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Diana attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Diana's 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)

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

Dr. David Gibson sees patients in Hamden, CT and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Gibson is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. 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: , 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 is an orthopedic surgeon in Hamden, CT, Wallingford, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Aversa's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Aversa include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Aversa's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pringle attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting 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 is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. The average patient rating for Dr. Bernstein is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernstein accepts. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Bernstein welcomes 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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Wijesekera is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting 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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Tirado is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tirado (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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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, who practices in Hamden, CT, Branford, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Kramer performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He speaks French. Dr. Kramer is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Scanlan trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include rotator cuff surgery, wrist surgery, and closed reduction. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scanlan accepts. 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)

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

Dr. Norman Ravski is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Ravski average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Ravski completed a residency program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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
2408 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Thomas Moran is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. Patient ratings for Dr. Moran average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moran attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. Dr. Moran is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Asia Edusa works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Edusa has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Edusa welcomes new patients. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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 in Hamden, CT and New Haven, CT. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Aversa attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Aversa (or staff) speaks Croatian, Spanish, and Serbo-Croatian. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Aversa has an open panel.

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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.