We found 108 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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Duke University Medical Center. He has a special interest in 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. Dr. Holovacs is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice 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)

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

Dr. Bertram Zarins works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Latvian. He has indicated that his clinical interests include ACL reconstruction, shoulder dislocation, and knee ligament injuries. Dr. Zarins is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Zarins's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zarins has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine and practices in Boston, MA and Foxboro, MA. His areas of clinical interest consist of meniscus repair, sports injuries, and elbow arthroscopy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oh honors. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Oh attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Oh 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)

Dr. Fulton Christopher Kornack, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1 Hawthorne Place; Suite 105
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Fulton Kornack is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Jamaica Plain, MA, Boston, MA, and Dedham, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Kornack include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Kornack's hospital/clinic affiliations include Dedham Medical Associates (DMA), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. 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. 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 accepts. Dr. Kornack has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors and Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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, Cpzs-4-400; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Peter Asnis, who practices in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Asnis's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Asnis include ACL reconstruction, PCL injury, and shoulder injury. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. He has received the following distinctions: McDaniel Award; Orthopedic Surgery; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Asnis offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Asnis is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include shoulder dislocation, shoulder arthritis, and clavicle fracture (broken collarbone). His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Price accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Price graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 works as a hand surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Chen's areas of expertise include the following: arm fracture, hand problems, and elbow arthroplasty. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chen trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is 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)

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

Dr. Dinesh Patel's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After completing medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, Dr. Patel performed his residency at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sports health, knee arthroscopy, and tendonitis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Patel include: Boston Super Doctors; Founding Member & Past Director, International; and Knee Society, .. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis

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

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

Dr. Lars Richardson, who practices in Brookline, MA and Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Dr. Richardson attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, ACL reconstruction, and achilles tendon problems. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Richardson is open to new patients.

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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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Boston, MA and Braintree, MA. Her areas of expertise include osteopathic manipulation. Dr. O'Neill is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. O'Neill offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Eric Berkson is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Berkson include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berkson takes. Dr. Berkson has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Berkson has received professional recognition including the following: 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 Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine
55 Fruit Street; Yawkey 3e
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kreher is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. He works in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Newton, MA. Dr. Kreher's areas of expertise consist of scoliosis, overuse injuries, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kreher's 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)

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

Dr. Lauren Elson is a rehabilitation physician. Her clinical interests include cancer rehabilitation. Dr. Elson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Elson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems

Specializes in Physiatry
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kelly McInnis sees patients in Boston, MA and Foxboro, MA. Her medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Clinical interests for Dr. McInnis include concussion, knee injury, and stress fractures. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She welcomes new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures

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

Specializes in Physiatry
300 1st Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jonathan Bean sees patients in Boston, MA, Cambridge, MA, and Charlestown, MA. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Bean trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. He is especially interested in exercise physiology and rehabilitation. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Bean has received include 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 the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Bean's hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Exercise Physiology, Musculoskeletal Problems, Rehabilitation

Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. David Crandell is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He works in Boston, MA and Charlestown, MA. In his practice, Dr. Crandell focuses on amputee rehabilitation. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Crandell attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Crandell has received professional recognition including the following: Resident Teaching Award, Tufts University, .; Special Achievement Award, Massachusetts Hockey; and .. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Amputee 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.
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