We found 7 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Harvard Pilgrim Health Care near Cambridge, MA.

Dr. Mark D Price, PhD, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
281 Lincoln Street; Department of Orthopedics/sports Medicine
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Mark Price specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, shoulder dislocation, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before completing his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Price attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Price's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, shoulder arthritis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Prosthetics, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Michael Desio, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
123 Summer Street; Suite 520
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Stephen Desio specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Worcester, MA. Dr. Desio is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for his residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Desio accepts AARP, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Polyclinic Physician-Saltlake City 2002 Winter Olympics Team Physician-Worcester Tornadoes. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Robert Q Terrill, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
123 Summer Street; Suite 650
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Robert Terrill works as an orthopedic surgeon in Worcester, MA. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Terrill studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Terrill completed a residency program at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Terrill include: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons American Society For Surgery of The Hand; Internal Medicine Residency-Excellency In Specialty Teaching; and The Outstanding Teaching Award U Mass Orthopedics. Dr. Terrill (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with St. Vincent Hospital and UMass Memorial Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
123 Summer Street; Suite 550
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Carol Barrette's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: foot problems, foot surgery, and ankle problems. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Barrette takes several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Barrette attended Rush Medical College for medical school. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Barrette has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
119 Belmont Street; Department of Orthopedics
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Marshall Katzen specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Worcester, MA. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Katzen completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katzen include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Guardian, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Katzen has received the following distinctions: Physician Recognition Award, Ama; Associate In Orthopedics, Umass Med School; and Worcester District Medical Society Clinician of the year. He is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
123 Summer Street
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Russell Donnelly is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Tufts Medical Center and the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Donnelly attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Donnelly (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Portuguese. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
119 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Jeremy Ross is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ross graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ross trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ross takes. Dr. Ross is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

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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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