We found 21 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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Kornack is professionally affiliated with Dedham Medical Associates (DMA) Dedham, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Kornack trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors and Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard. Dr. Kornack has an open panel.

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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' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Asnis trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. His clinical interests include ACL reconstruction, PCL injury, and shoulder injury. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Asnis's distinctions include: Patients' Choice Award; Hospital for Special Surgery Tenth Annual Jean C. McDaniel Award; and Orthopedic Surgery Boston Super Doctors America's Top Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Asnis is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Lauren Elson is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She has indicated that her clinical interests include cancer rehabilitation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elson accepts. Dr. Elson attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Elson is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is accepting 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 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stein include pain management and spine problems. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. 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 professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Excel Award-Newton Wellesley Hospital; and Top Doctors. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Specializes in Physiatry
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Steven Makovitch practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. Makovitch include concussion, osteopathic manipulation, and epidural steroid injection. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Makovitch's office for an appointment. After attending the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training 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. Robert Patrick Friday, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2000 Washington Street; Suite 304 Mob Blue
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Robert Friday practices adult rheumatology in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Friday include psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Friday has received the following distinction: Don Riggin Research Award (Arthritis Foundation). He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory arthritis, gout

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

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

Dr. Joseph Schwab works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwab include scoliosis, spine tumor, and bone tumor. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Schwab speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Schwab is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone tumor, spinal fracture

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

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnson include foot surgery, ankle arthritis, and achilles tendonitis. Dr. Johnson accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Hospital for Special Surgery. She has received professional recognition including the following: Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Career Award; Circle of Excellence Hospital for Special Surgery; and Circle of Excellence/ Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Johnson offers interpreting services for her patients. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Johnson has an open panel.

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

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

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

Dr. Chaitanya Mudgal sees patients in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mudgal's areas of expertise include the following: dislocation, cubital tunnel syndrome, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mudgal honors. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Mudgal attended medical school at L.T. Municipal Medical College. He has received the following distinctions: Dr Menino D'Souza Prize, Best All Around Graduate; Partners in Excellence; and Dr G.M. Phadke Prize, Pharmacology. Dr. Mudgal (or staff) speaks Marathi, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dr. Mudgal is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Mudgal's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Christopher Digiovanni is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Digiovanni's clinical interests: neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), foot surgery, and ankle arthritis. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Digiovanni attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Digiovanni is conversant in Italian.

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

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

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

Dr. David Slovik works as an adult endocrinologist. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, osteoporosis, and osteitis deformans (paget's disease of bone). Dr. Slovik honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Slovik's distinctions include: Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, osteoporosis, osteitis deformans (Paget's disease of bone)

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Diseases, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Osteitis Deformans, Diabetes

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

Dr. George Cohen is a physician who specializes in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include fibromyalgia, lupus, and polymyositis. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Cohen an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Maurice Albright's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Albright's clinical interests include scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and intensive care. He is affiliated with Shriners Hospital For Children, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Albright accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Castle Connolly Top Doctors; Von L. Meyer Fellowship Award; and Harvard Medical School Shore Fellowship for Scholars in Medicine. Dr. Albright is conversant in Spanish.

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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 Surgical Oncology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. John Mullen specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. His areas of expertise include stomach cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, and melanoma. Dr. Mullen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His distinctions include: Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Partners Outstanding GME Program Director. Dr. Mullen offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Melanoma

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1153 Centre Street; Faulkner Hospital, Suite 5c
Jamaica Plain, MA
 

Dr. Joseph Barr works as an orthopedic surgeon in Jamaica Plain, MA and Boston, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: amputation, knee arthritis, and hip arthritis. Dr. Barr's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Faulkner Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Barr's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston, Dr. Barr attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His distinctions include: Examiner, Amer Board of Orthopaedic Surgery; President, Cervical Spine Research Society; and Chairman, Committee on Educational Programming, Amacad of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Barr (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian.

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

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

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

Dr. Thomas Cha is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. These areas are among Dr. Cha's clinical interests: radiculopathy (nerve root disorder), cervical (neck) spine problems, and spine surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cha honors. Dr. Cha is accepting new patients. He graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Herniated Disc, Myelopathy, Cervical Spine Problems, Spondylosis, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

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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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