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 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
65 Walnut Street
Wellesley, 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
570 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA
 

Dr. Darren Rosenberg sees patients in Framingham, MA and Natick, MA. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In addition to English, Dr. Rosenberg speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include post-polio syndrome (PPS), knee injury, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenberg takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenberg has received the following distinction: Top Doctor. He has an open panel.

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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 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

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 Street; 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)

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

Dr. Daniel Rosenthal is a diagnostic radiologist in Boston, MA. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Rosenthal attended Yale School of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of osteoporosis and sports injuries. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bone problems

All Interests: Tumor, Osteoporosis, Bone Problems, 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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