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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Jamaica Plain, MA, Boston, MA, and Dedham, MA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Kornack's professional affiliations include Dedham Medical Associates (DMA), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kornack welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors and Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Peter Asnis is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Patient ratings for Dr. Asnis average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Asnis's areas of expertise include the following: shoulder injury, sports injuries, and knee arthroscopy. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Asnis is accepting new patients. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Asnis has received distinctions including McDaniel Award; Orthopedic Surgery; and Boston Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Joanne Stein specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and sports medicine. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Stein's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Her areas of expertise consist of pain management and spine problems. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stein accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Excel Award-Newton Wellesley Hospital.; and Top Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Stein welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Lauren Elson's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Elson include cancer rehabilitation. Dr. Elson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Elson is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems

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

Dr. Steven Makovitch is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise include concussion, osteopathic manipulation, and epidural steroid injection. Dr. Makovitch is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Dr. Makovitch attended the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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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 works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Digiovanni graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School and then he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Digiovanni include hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Dr. Digiovanni is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Digiovanni is accepting 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)

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

Dr. Joseph Schwab's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. These areas are among Dr. Schwab's clinical interests: scoliosis, spine tumor, and lumbar stenosis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Schwab is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fracture

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

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

Dr. Anne Johnson specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her areas of expertise consist of foot surgery, achilles tendonitis, and bunions. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Johnson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital for Special Surgery's residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Johnson 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)

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

Dr. Chaitanya Mudgal's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include 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 takes. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Mudgal attended medical school at L.T. Municipal Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mudgal include: Dr G.M. Phadke Prize, Pharmacology; Dr G.M. Phadke Prize, Surgery; and Dr Menino D'Souza Prize, Best All Around Graduate. In addition to English, Dr. Mudgal (or staff) speaks Marathi, Mandarin, and Arabic. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. 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 is an endocrinologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, osteoporosis, and metabolic bone disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Slovik is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Slovik include: Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Slovik offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Slovik is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Robert Friday sees patients in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. His clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Friday 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: Don Riggin Research Award (Arthritis Foundation). Dr. Friday's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout

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

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

Dr. Maurice Albright is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Albright include scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and intensive care. Dr. Albright's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Albright attended the University of Michigan Medical School. His distinctions include: Von L. Meyer Fellowship Award. and Castle Connolly Top Doctors. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Albright is open to new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Joseph Barr is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Jamaica Plain, MA and Boston, MA. He has a special interest in amputation, knee arthritis, and spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Faulkner Hospital. Dr. Barr studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Barr is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received the following distinctions: President, Cervical Spine Research Society, .; Chairman, Committee on Educational Programming; and Amacad of Orthopaedic Surgeons 1992-1996.. Dr. Barr welcomes new patients.

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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 medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Guss (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Before performing his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Guss attended Harvard Medical School. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His practice 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)

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Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Rafael Pieretti's medical specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Pieretti (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Pieretti's areas of expertise include the following: vesicoureteral reflux, enuresis (bed wetting), and hypospadias. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and residency at The Hospital for Sick Children. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pieretti is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Teaching Award-University Hospital of Caracas; and Distinguished Services Medal and Diploma. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rhabdomyosarcoma

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

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

Dr. George Cohen specializes in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include fibromyalgia, lupus, and polymyositis. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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.