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

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. Clinical interests for Dr. Stein include pain management and spine problems. Dr. Stein is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Stein has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Excel Award-Newton Wellesley Hospital.; and Top Doctors. She is open to 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
65 Walnut Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Lauren Elson is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Dr. Elson speaks Spanish. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cancer rehabilitation. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Elson studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. She trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Elson is accepting 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
570 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA
 

Dr. Darren Rosenberg's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: post-polio syndrome (PPS), knee injury, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). Dr. Rosenberg accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Rosenberg attended the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of Top Doctor. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rosenberg is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is accepting 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. David Mayo Slovik, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
173 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. David Slovik is an adult endocrinology specialist in Boston, MA and Wellesley Hills, MA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, osteoporosis, and metabolic bone disease. Dr. Slovik is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Slovik attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Slovik offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Friday is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Friday has received the distinction of Don Riggin Research Award (Arthritis Foundation).

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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 Street; 6 South
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Maurice Albright specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. Dr. Albright is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and intensive care. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His distinctions include: Von L. Meyer Fellowship Award. and Castle Connolly Top Doctors. Dr. Albright is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Albright 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Guss include hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. In addition to English, 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 has an open panel.

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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 Diagnostic Radiology
175 Cambridge Street; Department of Radiology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Rosenthal is a physician who specializes in diagnostic radiology. His clinical interests include osteoporosis and sports injuries. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rosenthal is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenthal takes. Dr. Rosenthal's distinctions include: Gold Medal International Skeletal Society and Nathanial Bowditch Award, MGH. 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.