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We found 105 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Partners Plus near Chelsea, MA.

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

Dr. Thomas Holovacs' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include biceps tendon pain, frozen shoulder, and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Holovacs's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Holovacs's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Prosthetics, Adhesive Capsulitis, Rotator Cuff Reconstruction, Shoulder Reconstruction, Biceps ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bertram Zarins practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: shoulder dislocation, knee ligament injuries, and sports injuries. Dr. Zarins has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zarins takes. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, Dr. Zarins completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors. He is conversant in Latvian. Dr. Zarins is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee ligament injuries, ACL injury

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

Dr. Fulton Christopher Kornack, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1 Hawthorne Place; Suite 105
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. Patient ratings for Dr. Kornack average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Kornack's hospital/clinic affiliations include Dedham Medical Associates (DMA), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. Dr. Kornack accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors and Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Luke Oh specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: meniscus repair, sports injuries, and elbow arthroscopy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Oh performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Oh has received 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. He speaks Korean. 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: , ligament problems, elbow fracture, ACL injury

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

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

Dr. Mark Price is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Worcester, MA and Boston, MA. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Price attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Price include shoulder dislocation, shoulder arthritis, and clavicle fracture (broken collarbone). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Price's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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)

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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. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: sports health, knee arthroscopy, and tendonitis. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and performed his residency at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Patel has received professional recognition including the following: 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

Dr. Neal Chung-Jen Chen, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital; Yawkey 2c
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Neal Chen is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Chen's areas of expertise include arm fracture, hand problems, and elbow arthroplasty. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Chen's practice is open to new patients.

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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)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
175 Cambridge Street, Cpzs-4-400; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Peter Asnis specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Asnis's clinical interests include shoulder injury, PCL injury, and sports injuries. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Asnis completed a residency program at Hospital for Special Surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Asnis has received the following distinctions: McDaniel Award; Orthopedic Surgery; and Boston Super Doctors. 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, Reconstructive Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
20 Patriot Place
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Eric Berkson's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Foxboro, MA and Boston, MA. Dr. Berkson's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. His professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Berkson attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Berkson is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Nicola's Foundation Young Researcher Award, International Society of Arthroscopy; Surgical Sciences Research Award, Finalist; and Emerging Leader, American Orthopaedic Association. He has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Kreher works as a pediatric orthopedist and pediatric sports medicine specialist. Dr. Kreher has a special interest in scoliosis, overuse injuries, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

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

Dr. Lars Richardson is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, achilles tendon problems, and shoulder injury. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Richardson accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Richardson completed a residency program at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, PCL injury, knee ligament injuries, ACL injury

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

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

Dr. Carina O'Neill is a physiatrist. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. O'Neill performed her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Her areas of expertise include osteopathic manipulation. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. O'Neill offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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Specializes in Physiatry
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kelly McInnis practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Her areas of expertise include the following: concussion, knee injury, and stress fractures. Dr. McInnis takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital's residency program. Dr. McInnis is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures

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

Dr. David Martin Crandell, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. David Crandell is a rehabilitation physician. Dr. Crandell obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Crandell include amputee rehabilitation. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Crandell has received professional recognition including the following: Resident Teaching Award, Tufts University, .; Special Achievement Award, Massachusetts Hockey; and .. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Crandell is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Amputee Rehabilitation

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

Dr. Lauren Elson works as a rehabilitation physician in Wellesley Hills, MA, Newton, MA, and Cambridge, MA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Elson include cancer rehabilitation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elson takes. Dr. Elson attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Elson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Jonathan F Bean, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
300 1st Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jonathan Bean, who practices in Boston, MA, Cambridge, MA, and Charlestown, MA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among Dr. Bean's clinical interests: exercise physiology and rehabilitation. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His training includes a residency program at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Bean has received distinctions including VAMC Director's Commendation Award; New Investigator Award, AAPM&R ERF; and Geriatric Research Fellowship Award-Harvard Hartford Center for Excellence. Dr. Bean (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole. His professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Exercise Physiology, Musculoskeletal Problems, Rehabilitation

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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.