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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Kornack studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Patient ratings for Dr. Kornack average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kornack include: Boston Super Doctors and Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard. Dr. Kornack is affiliated with Dedham Medical Associates (DMA), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. His practice 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 an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Patients rated Dr. Asnis highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Asnis include ACL reconstruction, PCL injury, and shoulder injury. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Asnis attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Patients' Choice Award; Hospital for Special Surgery Tenth Annual Jean C. McDaniel Award; and Orthopedic Surgery Boston Super Doctors America's Top Doctors. Dr. Asnis offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Asnis is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. Elson include cancer rehabilitation. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Elson obtained her medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Elson's practice is open to 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 specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and sports medicine. She works in Wellesley Hills, MA and Newton, MA. In her practice, Dr. Stein focuses on pain management and spine problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Stein average 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Stein attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Excel Award-Newton Wellesley Hospital; and Top Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among his clinical interests: concussion, osteopathic manipulation, and epidural steroid injection. Dr. Makovitch is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He attended the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for residency. Dr. Makovitch is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Digiovanni speaks Italian. His areas of expertise include the following: hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Digiovanni's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Tendonitis, Tendon Ruptures, Foot Surgery, Hammer Toe, Neuromuscular Disorders, Fractures, Ankle ... (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. He has a special interest in psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Friday is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He has received the following distinction: Don Riggin Research Award (Arthritis Foundation). Dr. Friday is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout

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

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

Dr. Chaitanya Mudgal works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Mudgal's clinical interests include dislocation, cubital tunnel syndrome, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mudgal accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Mudgal attended medical school at L.T. Municipal Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Dr Menino D'Souza Prize, Best All Around Graduate; Partners in Excellence; and Dr G.M. Phadke Prize, Pharmacology. Dr. Mudgal (or staff) is conversant in Marathi, Mandarin, and Arabic.

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

Dr. David Slovik practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Slovik's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, osteoporosis, and metabolism. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Slovik attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. He has received the following distinctions: Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Slovik offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, osteoporosis

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

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

Dr. Joseph Schwab works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, spine tumor, and lumbar stenosis. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Schwab honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Schwab attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fracture

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

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

Dr. Anne Johnson's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; she sees patients in Waltham, MA and Danvers, MA. Dr. Johnson graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Her areas of expertise consist of foot surgery, achilles tendonitis, and bunions. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Johnson has received distinctions including Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Career Award; Circle of Excellence Hospital for Special Surgery; and Circle of Excellence/ Hospital for Special Surgery. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Johnson's practice is open to new 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)

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

Dr. Maurice Albright works as a pediatric orthopedist. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Albright's areas of expertise include scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and intensive care. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Albright trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received professional recognition including the following: Castle Connolly Top Doctors; Von L. Meyer Fellowship Award; and Harvard Medical School Shore Fellowship for Scholars in Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Albright's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. He is accepting 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)

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

Dr. Joseph Barr's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of amputation, knee arthritis, and spine problems. Dr. Barr's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Faulkner Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Barr studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston for residency. Dr. Barr's 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) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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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)

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

Dr. Thomas Cha practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cha attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: radiculopathy (nerve root disorder), cervical (neck) spine problems, and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Cha is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Herniated Disc, Myelopathy, Cervical Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (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 specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Waltham, MA, Boston, MA, and Newton, MA. Dr. Guss's areas of expertise include the following: hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before performing his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Guss attended Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Guss (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , dislocation, 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 Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
40 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. George Cohen is a specialist in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). He works in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cohen's areas of expertise include the following: fibromyalgia, lupus, and polymyositis. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cohen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cohen trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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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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