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

Dr. Jeffrey Kreher specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine and practices in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Newton, MA. Dr. Kreher is especially 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 honors. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Kreher is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His 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)

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

Dr. Francis Hornicek's medical specialty is oncology (cancer care) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. His clinical interests encompass metabolic bone diseases and bone infection. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hornicek honors. Dr. Hornicek has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Who's Who in Science & Engineering, Univ of Miami, FL; and Marshall, Georgetown Univ, Wash DC. His professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, bone infection

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Diseases, Bone Infection

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

Dr. Anne Johnson is a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist in Waltham, MA and Danvers, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnson include foot surgery, ankle arthritis, and achilles tendonitis. Dr. Johnson accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Hospital for Special Surgery. She has received professional recognition including the following: Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Career Award; Circle of Excellence Hospital for Special Surgery; and Circle of Excellence/ Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Johnson offers interpreting services for her patients. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Johnson has an open panel.

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

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

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

Dr. Brian Grottkau specializes in orthopedic trauma, spine surgery, and pediatric sports medicine and practices in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Grottkau trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grottkau include scoliosis, clubfoot, and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Grottkau takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Grottkau has an open panel.

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

Dr. Saechin Kim's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Kim focuses on spine reconstruction, spine problems, and fractures (broken bones). Dr. Kim's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim accepts. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kim has received the distinction of OREF Katherine Wolcott Walker Resident Research Grant. He is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH), and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kim's 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 Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Alison Friedmann specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and pediatric hematology and practices in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Dr. Friedmann's areas of expertise consist of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), leukemia, and rhabdomyosarcoma. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dr. Friedmann attended Dartmouth Medical School. She has received professional recognition including the following: Values Mgh Partners In Excellence Award: Quality and Treatment and Service Family Centered Care. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Friedmann's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is open to new 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 is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. She is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Singhal's clinical interests: obesity, menstrual disorders, and thyroid problems. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Young Investigator Award, ASBMR and Scholar Award. Dr. Singhal (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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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 is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Dr. Cote honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Cote (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cote is open to 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 is an anesthesiologist in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Dr. Warren attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her clinical interests include outpatient care, regional anesthesia, and musculoskeletal problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital.

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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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