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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 is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine specialist. He has a special interest in meniscus repair, sports injuries, and elbow arthroscopy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Oh attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Oh has received 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 is conversant in Korean. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Berkson obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berkson include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Berkson's distinctions include: Nicola's Foundation Young Researcher Award, International Society of Arthroscopy; Surgical Sciences Research Award, Finalist; and Emerging Leader, American Orthopaedic Association. His professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Berkson is accepting new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. McInnis include concussion, knee injury, and stress fractures. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. McInnis is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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 is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist. Her areas of expertise include spinal pain, neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Kurz is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Kurz's residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kurz has received include Specializes in Interventional Spine, Electromyography & Musculoskeletal Medicine.; www.doctorkurz.com; and Member, American Board of Electromyography Medicine.. She is conversant in 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 is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She has a special interest in cancer rehabilitation and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Silver is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at National Rehabilitation Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Boston Super Doctors; 2004-Partners in Excellence Award, Spaulding; and Rehabilitation Hospital.. Dr. Silver 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 is a specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). She works in Boston, MA, Chelsea, MA, and Charlestown, MA. In addition to English, Dr. Collier speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Collier include osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Collier completed her residency training at Boston Medical Center. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting 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 specializes in adult endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wein include osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). Dr. Wein is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wein trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Wein (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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.