We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Harvard Pilgrim Health Care near Cambridge, MA.

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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 and practices in Worcester, MA and Boston, MA. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, shoulder dislocation, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Price is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Before performing his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Price attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Price takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Worcester, MA. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Desio completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Desio accepts AARP, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Polyclinic Physician-Saltlake City 2002 Winter Olympics Team Physician-Worcester Tornadoes. He is affiliated with St. Vincent Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Desio's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Carol Barrette's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is especially interested in foot problems, foot surgery, and ankle problems. Dr. Barrette has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. She is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. Robert Terrill, who practices in Worcester, MA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Terrill completed his residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Terrill has received the following distinctions: 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. In addition to English, Dr. Terrill (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Vincent Hospital and UMass Memorial Medical Center. He welcomes 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
119 Belmont Street; Department of Orthopedics
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Marshall Katzen is an orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Guardian, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Katzen graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Katzen trained at Boston Medical Center and Penn State Hershey Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Physician Recognition Award, Ama; Associate In Orthopedics, Umass Med School; and Worcester District Medical Society Clinician of the year. He is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Katzen has an open panel.

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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
119 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Jeremy Ross is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Worcester, MA. Dr. Ross attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for his residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. Dr. Ross welcomes 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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