We found 20 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept OSW near Waltham, MA.

Dr. Fulton Christopher Kornack, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1153 Centre Street; Suite 54
Jamaica Plain, MA
 

Dr. Fulton Kornack, who practices in Jamaica Plain, MA, Boston, MA, and Dedham, MA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kornack include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Dedham Medical Associates (DMA), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Kornack is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kornack takes. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kornack has received include Boston Super Doctors and Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
52 2nd Avenue; Suite 1150
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Peter Asnis is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. His clinical interests include ACL reconstruction, PCL injury, and shoulder injury. On average, patients gave Dr. Asnis a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include McDaniel Award; Orthopedic Surgery; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Asnis offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , PCL injury, knee ligament injuries, ACL injury

All Interests: PCL Injury, Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Injury, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Lauren E Elson, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Lauren Elson is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Elson has a special interest in cancer rehabilitation. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Elson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Joanne Borg Stein, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Joanne Stein is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and sports medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Stein focuses on pain management and spine problems. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Stein's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Excel Award-Newton Wellesley Hospital.; and Top Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Pain Management

Specializes in Physiatry, Internal Medicine, Sports Medicine
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Steven Makovitch's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Dr. Makovitch's clinical interests include concussion, osteopathic manipulation, and epidural steroid injection. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is open to new patients. Dr. Makovitch graduated from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, tendon injury

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendon Injury, Ultrasound, Osteopathic Manipulation, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher W Digiovanni, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
52 2nd Avenue; Suite 1150
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Digiovanni's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Digiovanni's education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School and residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Digiovanni include hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Digiovanni is conversant in Italian. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , tendon ruptures (tears), arthritis, sprains, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Tendon Ruptures, Foot Surgery, Hammer Toe, Neuromuscular Disorders, Fractures, Ankle ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
52 2nd Avenue; Suite 1150
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Joseph Schwab's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, spine tumor, and lumbar stenosis. Dr. Schwab honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Schwab's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fracture

All Interests: Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Lumbar Stenosis, Spine Tumor, Spine Problems, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Patrick Friday, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2000 Washington Street; Suite 304 Mob Blue
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Robert Friday specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. He is especially interested in psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Friday is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Friday has received the following distinction: Don Riggin Research Award (Arthritis Foundation). He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Gout, Lupus

Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
52 2nd Avenue; Suite 1150
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Anne Johnson is a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist in Waltham, MA and Danvers, MA. Her clinical interests include foot surgery, achilles tendonitis, and bunions. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Johnson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Johnson is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Partners in Excellence Award; Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Career Award; and Circle of Excellence Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Johnson offers interpreting services for her patients.

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

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
40 Second Avenue; Suite 300
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Chaitanya Mudgal is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Mudgal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Mandarin, and Arabic. His areas of expertise include the following: dislocation, cubital tunnel syndrome, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Mudgal is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at L.T. Municipal Medical College and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Mudgal is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Dr G.M. Phadke Prize, Pharmacology; Dr G.M. Phadke Prize, Surgery; and Dr Menino D'Souza Prize, Best All Around Graduate. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, elbow fracture, hand fracture, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Mayo Slovik, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
173 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. David Slovik's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Slovik's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, osteoporosis, and metabolic bone disease. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Slovik attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Slovik honors. Dr. Slovik has received distinctions including Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Dr. Maurice Albright, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2014 Washington St. 6 South
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Maurice Albright, who practices in Boston, MA and Newton, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and intensive care. Dr. Albright is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Albright is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Albright include: Von L. Meyer Fellowship Award. and Castle Connolly Top Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Albright's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Dysplasia, Spina Bifida, Scoliosis, Fractures, Intensive Care, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1153 Centre Street; Faulker Hospital, Suite 54
Jamaica Plain, MA
 

Dr. Joseph Barr works as an orthopedist in Jamaica Plain, MA and Boston, MA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in amputation, knee arthritis, and spine problems. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Faulkner Hospital. Dr. Barr is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Barr is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He has received professional recognition including the following: President, Cervical Spine Research Society, .; Chairman, Committee on Educational Programming; and Amacad of Orthopaedic Surgeons 1992-1996..

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, osteoporosis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Amputation, Knee Arthritis, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Guss, MBA, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
52 2nd Avenue; Suite 1150
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Guss is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guss include hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Guss performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Guss (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Guss welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , tendon ruptures (tears), arthritis, sprains, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Tendon Ruptures, Foot Surgery, Hammer Toe, Neuromuscular Disorders, Fractures, Ankle ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Rafael Pieretti's specialty is pediatric urology. Patients rated Dr. Pieretti highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include vesicoureteral reflux, enuresis (bed wetting), and hypospadias. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pieretti is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Teaching Award-University Hospital of Caracas; and Distinguished Services Medal and Diploma. Dr. Pieretti (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rhabdomyosarcoma

All Interests: Rhabdomyosarcoma, Phimosis, Varicocele, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Enuresis, Hypospadias, Hernia, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
40 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. George Cohen's specialty is rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Portuguese. Dr. Cohen's areas of expertise include the following: fibromyalgia, lupus, and polymyositis. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Cohen performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohen welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Polymyositis, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Lupus, Giant Cell Arteritis, Sjogren's Syndrome

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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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