We found 8 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Railroad Medicare near Wellesley, MA.

Dr. Lauren E Elson, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
65 Walnut Street
Wellesley, 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
65 Walnut Street
Wellesley, 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
570 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA
 

Dr. Darren Rosenberg is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Rosenberg's clinical interests: post-polio syndrome (PPS), knee injury, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Before performing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Rosenberg attended the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Patients gave Dr. Rosenberg an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Top Doctor Top Doctor and Top Doctor. Dr. Rosenberg's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Elbow Problems, Herniated Disc, ... (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

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

Dr. Maurice Albright, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2014 Washington Street; 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)

Dr. Daniel Guss, MBA, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
159 Wells Avenue
Newton, 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 Musculoskeletal Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
175 Cambridge Street; Department of Radiology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Rosenthal, who practices in Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in musculoskeletal radiology and diagnostic radiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rosenthal include osteoporosis, bone tumor, and sports injuries. Dr. Rosenthal is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rosenthal trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Rosenthal has received distinctions including Gold Medal International Skeletal Society and Nathanial Bowditch Award, MGH. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bone tumor

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Bone Tumor, Sports Injuries

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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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