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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 a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He works in Boston, MA and Foxboro, MA. He has a special interest in meniscus repair, sports injuries, and elbow arthroscopy. Dr. Oh takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Oh's medical residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. He has received the following distinctions: 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. 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 specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Foxboro, MA and Boston, MA. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Berkson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Berkson has received the following distinctions: Nicola's Foundation Young Researcher Award, International Society of Arthroscopy; Surgical Sciences Research Award, Finalist; and Emerging Leader, American Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Berkson is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to 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 works as a physiatrist. Dr. McInnis's areas of expertise include the following: concussion, knee injury, and stress fractures. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before performing her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. McInnis attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McInnis is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Her clinical interests include spinal pain, neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Kurz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kurz include: Specializes in Interventional Spine, Electromyography & Musculoskeletal Medicine.; www.doctorkurz.com; and Member, American Board of Electromyography Medicine.. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kurz welcomes new patients.

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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. Dr. Silver is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at National Rehabilitation Hospital. Her areas of expertise consist of cancer rehabilitation and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Silver accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Silver include: Boston Super Doctors; 2004-Partners in Excellence Award, Spaulding; and Rehabilitation Hospital.. She is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes 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 medical specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). She studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Collier's areas of expertise consist of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Collier is 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Collier speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. 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 specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Boston, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wein honors. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency. Dr. Wein (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Wein is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He 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

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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.