We found 9 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana ChoiceCare Network near Danvers, MA.

Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, 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)

Specializes in Oncology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Francis Hornicek sees patients in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. His medical specialties are oncology (cancer care) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hornicek include metabolic bone disease and bone infection. He is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Hornicek takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Hornicek's training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Society of Sigma Xi; and Who's Who in Science & Engineering, Univ.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, bone infection

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Bone Infection

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Saechin Kim is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in spine reconstruction, spine problems, and fractures (broken bones). He is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kim studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kim at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim has received the distinction of OREF Katherine Wolcott Walker Resident Research Grant. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Hip Problems, Spine Reconstruction, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Spine ... (Read more)

Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Anne Johnson works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. She has a special interest in foot surgery, achilles tendonitis, and bunions. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Johnson studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for her residency. Dr. Johnson's distinctions include: Partners in Excellence Award; Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Career Award; and Circle of Excellence Hospital for Special Surgery. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Achilles tendon problems, arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, ankle fracture

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Achilles Tendon Problems, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Brian Grottkau is a specialist in spine surgery, pediatric sports medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Grottkau include scoliosis, clubfoot, and spine surgery procedures. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Grottkau graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Grottkau offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Winchester Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Hip Problems, Scoliosis, Fractures, Leg Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Alison Friedmann's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and pediatric hematology. Her areas of expertise include idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), leukemia, and rhabdomyosarcoma. Dr. Friedmann is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She welcomes new patients. Before performing her residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dr. Friedmann attended Dartmouth Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation; Graduated Medical School With Honors; and New England Pediatric Society Pediatric Prize. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rhabdomyosarcoma

All Interests: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Blood Cancers, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Leukemia, Lymphoma

Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Vibha Singhal's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Singhal's areas of expertise include obesity, menstrual disorders, and thyroid problems. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Her education and training includes medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Singhal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Singhal's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, Nutrition Issues, Growth Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Gregory Cote's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Cote completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cote (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Cote's professional affiliations include Union Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Problems

Specializes in Anesthesiology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Lisa Warren works as an anesthesiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Warren include outpatient care, regional anesthesia, and musculoskeletal problems. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Anesthesia, Outpatient Care, Musculoskeletal Problems, Regional Anesthesia, Transesophageal ... (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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