We found 213 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Great-West Healthcare near West Haven, CT.

No Photo
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT
 

Dr. Theodore Blaine's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Blaine accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Blaine trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , elbow fracture, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Russell Joseph Cavallo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Russell Cavallo is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Cavallo include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), sports health, and rotator cuff tear. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and more. Before performing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Cavallo attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Cavallo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Cavallo is affiliated with Westchester Health and Greenwich Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Problems, Shoulder Injury, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Michelle Sutton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Karen Sutton's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Sutton is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery and sports health. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Sutton is affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph C Wu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Wu is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. After completing medical school at State University of New York (SUNY), he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Wu takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Wu speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

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

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

No Photo
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Marc Kowalsky is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kowalsky attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at Columbia University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Kowalsky is an in-network provider for Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Kowalsky is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, bursitis, shoulder arthritis, elbow fracture, ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Tendonitis, Achilles Tendon Problems, Bursitis, Elbow ... (Read more)

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
Dr. David Brandon Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. David Cohen's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Cohen's medical residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Cohen's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Cohen has an open panel.

Read more

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
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Rowland Mayor specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Mayor's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

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

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

No Photo
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Paul Sethi's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sethi at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Great-West Healthcare, ConnectiCare, Cigna, and more. Dr. Sethi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Sethi is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, bursitis, shoulder arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Tendonitis, Achilles Tendon Problems, Bursitis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Physiatry
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Sean Kelly specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Bridgeport, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stratford, CT. Dr. Kelly is especially interested in rehabilitation. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Kelly attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Kelly's practice is open to new patients.

Read more

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

All Interests: Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Fractures, Knee Problems, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Frank Difazio is an orthopedic traumatologist and sports medicine specialist. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. Dr. Difazio is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

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

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

No Photo
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Robert Stanton is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery and sports health. Dr. Stanton is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Stanton completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Edward John Noble Foundation and Fellow, Columbia University. He speaks Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

No Photo
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Julie Huang is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Weill Cornell Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Huang takes Anthem, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), ConnectiCare, and more. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Huang trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Huang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal pain

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Botox Injection, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Ultrasound, Peripheral Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael John Medvecky, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Michael Medvecky is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee arthritis, rotator cuff surgery, and PCL injury. He is professionally affiliated with VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health System. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Medvecky completed his residency training at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Medvecky's practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, PCL injury, arthritis, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, PCL Injury, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Physiatry
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Heftler, who practices in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Heftler is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. He accepts Great-West Healthcare, ConnectiCare, Cigna, and more. Dr. Heftler welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Hip Injections, Neck Pain, Herniated Disc, ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Seth Miller sees patients in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Miller attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, ConnectiCare, Cigna, and more. Dr. Miller is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Rotator Cuff Surgery, Shoulder Arthritis, Shoulder Replacement, Rotator Cuff Tear

Dr. John Paul Daigneault, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. John Daigneault's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hamden, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Daigneault's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daigneault accepts. Dr. Daigneault is a graduate of Albany Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Daigneault completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

Read more

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

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

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Podiatry School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.