We found 110 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept First Health near Charlestown, MA.

Dr. Thomas Francis Holovacs, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
55 Fruit Street; Suite 3g
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Holovacs specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Boston, MA. Dr. Holovacs is especially interested in biceps tendon pain, frozen shoulder, and shoulder reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Holovacs honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , biceps tendon pain, frozen shoulder, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Prosthetics, Frozen Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Reconstruction, Shoulder Reconstruction, Biceps Tendon ... (Read more)

Dr. Fulton Christopher Kornack, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Zero Emerson Place; Suite 120
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Fulton Kornack, who practices in Jamaica Plain, MA, Boston, MA, and Dedham, MA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kornack include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Dedham Medical Associates (DMA), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Kornack is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kornack takes. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kornack has received include Boston Super Doctors and Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
175 Cambridge Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Bertram Zarins specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Boston, MA. Before performing his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Zarins attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. Dr. Zarins's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, ACL reconstruction, and shoulder dislocation. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Zarins has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Latvian. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee ligament injuries

All Interests: Knee Ligament Injuries, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Problems, Sports Injuries, ACL ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
175 Cambridge Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Luke Oh practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Oh include meniscus repair, sports injuries, and elbow arthroscopy. Dr. Oh honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. His distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; Michael J. Caruso Humanitarian Award, Georgetown University School of Medicine; and Jean C. McDaniel Resident Teaching and Leadership Award, Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Oh is conversant in Korean. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Oh is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, elbow fracture, ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Elbow Fracture, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
55 Fruit Street; Way 3200 Orthopaedic Associates
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Peter Asnis is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. His clinical interests include ACL reconstruction, PCL injury, and shoulder injury. On average, patients gave Dr. Asnis a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include McDaniel Award; Orthopedic Surgery; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Asnis offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , PCL injury, knee ligament injuries, ACL injury

All Interests: PCL Injury, Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Injury, Knee ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
175 Cambridge Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Mark Price's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, shoulder dislocation, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Price's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Price speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Prosthetics, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Replacement, Fractures, Shoulder Injury, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital; Yawkey 2c
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Neal Chen, who practices in Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Chen's residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include arm fracture, elbow arthroplasty, and hand surgery procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arm fracture, arthritis, elbow fracture, tendon injury

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
55 Fruit Street; Orthopaedic Associates Yaw 3 G
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Dinesh Patel's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Boston, MA. His areas of expertise consist of sports health, knee arthroscopy, and tendonitis. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Patel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patel's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, he performed his residency at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Founding Member & Past Director, International; and Knee Society, .. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Knee Arthroscopy, Knee Injury, Meniscus Tear

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
175 Cambridge Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Scott Martin's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Martin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole. These areas are among his clinical interests: total shoulder replacement, hip arthroscopy, and PCL injury. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Hospital for Special Surgery's residency program. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martin accepts. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , PCL injury, ACL injury

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
175 Cambridge Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Eric Berkson specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Foxboro, MA and Boston, MA. Dr. Berkson's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berkson include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. His professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Berkson performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Berkson include: Nicola's Foundation Young Researcher Award, International Society of Arthroscopy; Surgical Sciences Research Award, Finalist; and Emerging Leader, American Orthopaedic Association.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, ACL injury

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

Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
175 Cambridge Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Lars Richardson's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Richardson average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Richardson include arthroscopic surgery, ACL reconstruction, and shoulder injury. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richardson takes. Dr. Richardson attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes a residency program at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Achilles tendon problems, PCL injury, knee ligament injuries

All Interests: PCL Injury, Knee Ligament Injuries, Achilles Tendon Problems, Shoulder Problems, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry
125 Nashua Street; 7th Floor Pm&r Office
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Carina O'Neill is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Clinical interests for Dr. O'Neill include osteopathic manipulation. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, she performed her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. O'Neill's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Osteopathic Manipulation, Musculoskeletal Problems, Pregnancy, Amputees

Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine
55 Fruit Street; Yawkey 3e
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kreher specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine and practices in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Newton, MA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis, overuse injuries, and sports health. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Kreher attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Kreher's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Scoliosis, Overuse Injuries, Fractures, Leg Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Lauren E Elson, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1575 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Lauren Elson is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Elson has a special interest in cancer rehabilitation. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Elson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Thomas Francis Burke Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
300 Mount Auburn Street; Suite 505 Doctor's Office Building
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Burke specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Cambridge, MA. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Burke's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes AARP, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Burke's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Specializes in Physiatry
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kelly McInnis is a rehabilitation physician in Boston, MA and Foxboro, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. McInnis include concussion, knee injury, and stress fractures. Dr. McInnis is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. McInnis trained at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. McInnis's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Overuse Injuries, Shoulder Problems, Hip Injury, Ankle Problems, ... (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.
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