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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Boston, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Holovacs include biceps tendon pain, frozen shoulder, and shoulder reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Holovacs is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Holovacs's office for an appointment.

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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)

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

Dr. Bertram Zarins is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Boston, MA. Dr. Zarins obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise consist of shoulder dislocation, knee ligament injuries, and sports injuries. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Zarins has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors. He speaks Latvian. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Zarins is open to 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)

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

Dr. Luke Oh works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He has a special interest in meniscus repair, sports injuries, and elbow arthroscopy. Dr. Oh honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. Dr. Oh's 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. He speaks Korean. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Oh is accepting 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)

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

Dr. Fulton Kornack's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Kornack's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Dedham Medical Associates (DMA), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kornack is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kornack has received professional recognition including the following: 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
175 Cambridge Street, Cpzs-4-400; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Peter Asnis works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Hospital for Special Surgery's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Asnis's clinical interests: shoulder injury, sports injuries, and knee arthroscopy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He has received professional recognition including the following: McDaniel Award; Orthopedic Surgery; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Asnis offers interpreting services for his patients. 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: , 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
175 Cambridge Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Mark Price is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Price include shoulder dislocation, shoulder arthritis, and clavicle fracture (broken collarbone). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Price is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Price is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency. 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)

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

Dr. Neal Chen practices hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine in Boston, MA. These areas are among his clinical interests: arm fracture, hand problems, and elbow arthroplasty. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Chen obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes 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
55 Fruit Street; Orthopaedic Associates Yaw 3 G
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Dinesh Patel is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a special interest in sports health, knee arthroscopy, and tendonitis. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Patel has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and residency at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Founding Member & Past Director, International; and Knee Society, .. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following 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

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

Dr. Lars Richardson works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Richardson's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, achilles tendon problems, and shoulder injury. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Richardson is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Boston, MA and Braintree, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Neill include osteopathic manipulation. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally 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

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

Dr. Eric Berkson's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Berkson is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Berkson's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors 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. Dr. Berkson graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His distinctions 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)

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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's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. He practices in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Newton, MA. In Dr. Kreher's practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis, overuse injuries, and sports health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kreher takes. 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. Dr. Kreher has an open panel.

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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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Elson is conversant in Spanish. She has a special interest in cancer rehabilitation. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Elson performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems

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Specializes in Physiatry
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kelly McInnis' specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Her areas of expertise include concussion, knee injury, and stress fractures. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McInnis attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital for residency. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her 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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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). He is especially interested in exercise physiology and rehabilitation. His professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Bean honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Bean's medical residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center. His distinctions include: VAMC Director's Commendation Award; New Investigator Award, AAPM&R ERF; and Geriatric Research Fellowship Award-Harvard Hartford Center for Excellence. In addition to English, Dr. Bean (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Exercise Physiology, Musculoskeletal Problems, Rehabilitation

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Specializes in Physiatry
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA
 

Dr. David Crandell's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Crandell is especially interested in amputee rehabilitation. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Resident Teaching Award, Tufts University, .; Special Achievement Award, Massachusetts Hockey; and .. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Crandell 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

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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.