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

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Kurz practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: spinal pain, neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Kurz is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kurz's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. Dr. Kurz has received distinctions including Specializes in Interventional Spine, Electromyography & Musculoskeletal Medicine.; www.doctorkurz.com; and Member, American Board of Electromyography Medicine.. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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Specializes in Physiatry
20 Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA
 

Dr. Julie Silver specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Framingham, MA and Foxboro, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Silver include cancer rehabilitation and musculoskeletal problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silver honors. She attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at National Rehabilitation Hospital. She has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; 2004-Partners in Excellence Award, Spaulding; and Rehabilitation Hospital.. Dr. Silver's professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
 

Dr. Deborah Collier practices rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) in Boston, MA, Chelsea, MA, and Charlestown, MA. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Collier has indicated that her clinical interests include osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Collier honors. Dr. Collier is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatic Diseases, Osteoarthritis

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
 

Dr. Marc Wein is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Wein is especially interested in osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Wein graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Wein completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Wein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis

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

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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.