We found 7 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare PBO near Foxboro, MA.

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
20 Patriot Place
Foxboro, 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)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
20 Patriot Place
Foxboro, 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 Physiatry
20 Patriot Place
Foxboro, 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, Pain Medicine
20 Patriot Place
Foxborough, MA
 

Dr. Jennifer Kurz, who practices in Foxboro, MA, Charlestown, MA, and Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Kurz's areas of expertise include the following: spinal pain, neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and musculoskeletal problems. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kurz's office for an appointment. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Specializes in Interventional Spine, Electromyography & Musculoskeletal Medicine.; www.doctorkurz.com; and Member, American Board of Electromyography Medicine.. Dr. Kurz speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Electromyography, Spinal Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry
20 Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA
 

Dr. Julie Silver's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Her areas of expertise consist of cancer rehabilitation and musculoskeletal problems. She is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Silver accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Her practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. Silver attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Silver has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; 2004-Partners in Excellence Award, Spaulding; and Rehabilitation Hospital..

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
 

Dr. Marc Wein is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. His clinical interests include osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Wein studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Wein (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Wein is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Low Testosterone, Osteoporosis, Parathyroid Disease, Endocrine Diseases

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
 

Dr. Deborah Collier is a rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) specialist in Boston, MA, Chelsea, MA, and Charlestown, MA. She attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Boston Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Collier has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Collier speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Osteoarthritis

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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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