We found 15 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Unicare near Wellesley, MA.

Dr. Mininder S Kocher, MPH, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Mininder Kocher is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma, pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Kocher studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kocher include arthroscopic surgery, pain, and sports health. The average patient rating for Dr. Kocher is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna. Dr. Kocher's distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Best Doctors Inc. Dr. Kocher offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Children's Hospital Boston. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, musculoskeletal problems, ACL injury

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Fulton Christopher Kornack, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1 Lyons Street
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. Fulton Kornack is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Kornack's areas of expertise include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Dedham Medical Associates (DMA), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kornack accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors and Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard. 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)

Dr. John J Tierney, DO
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
200 Providence Highway; Suite 200
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. John Tierney is a Dedham, MA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Tierney's areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He honors AARP, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Genesys Regional Medical Center, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, and New England Baptist Hospital. Dr. Tierney has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors and American Osteopathic Board Of Orthopedic Surgery (aobos) Board Certified. He is professionally affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lauren E Elson, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
65 Walnut Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Lauren Elson's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She has indicated that her clinical interests include cancer rehabilitation. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Elson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Elson's office for an appointment. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. She speaks Spanish.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stein include pain management and spine problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Stein is 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stein attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Stein include: Boston Super Doctors; Excel Award-Newton Wellesley Hospital; and Top Doctors. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine
6 South; 2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kreher practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Newton, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kreher include scoliosis, overuse injuries, and sports health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kreher takes. Dr. Kreher graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Kreher's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Scoliosis, Overuse Injuries, Fractures, Leg Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry
570 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA
 

Dr. Darren Rosenberg is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Framingham, MA and Natick, MA. Dr. Rosenberg is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), knee injury, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Rosenberg performed his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosenberg average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Top Doctor Top Doctor and Top Doctor. Dr. Rosenberg 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)

Specializes in Physiatry
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Steven Makovitch specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Makovitch's areas of expertise include the following: concussion, osteopathic manipulation, and epidural steroid injection. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Makovitch attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Makovitch trained at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, tendon injury

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendon Injury, Ultrasound, Osteopathic Manipulation, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicky Lee-Gi Leung, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2000 Washington Street; Suite 343 White
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Nicky Leung's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Leung attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Leung focuses on hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Leung takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Charity, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Kilfoyle Award for Outstanding Resident/Fellow Paper. In addition to English, Dr. Leung speaks Cantonese. He is affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Friday's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Friday's areas of expertise consist of psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. He 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. He is open to new patients. Dr. Friday attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He 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. David Mayo Slovik, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
173 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. David Slovik is an adult endocrinologist in Boston, MA and Wellesley Hills, MA. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Slovik's areas of expertise include diabetes, osteoporosis, and metabolism. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Slovik attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Slovik has received include Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, 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 is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. Dr. Albright is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Albright include scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and intensive care. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Albright accepts. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Albright attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He has received distinctions including Castle Connolly Top Doctors; Von L. Meyer Fellowship Award; and Harvard Medical School Shore Fellowship for Scholars in Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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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 practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Guss include hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. Dr. Guss is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Guss completed residency programs at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Guss (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Guss is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Guss's office for an appointment.

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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 Pediatric Urology
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Rafael Pieretti's specialty is pediatric urology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pieretti's areas of expertise include the following: vesicoureteral reflux, enuresis (bed wetting), and hypospadias. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is a graduate of Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of The Hospital for Sick Children's residency program. He has received the following distinctions: Partners; Excellence Award; and Boston Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Pieretti (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Pieretti's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. 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)

Specializes in Musculoskeletal Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
175 Cambridge Street; Department of Radiology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Rosenthal practices musculoskeletal radiology and diagnostic radiology in Boston, MA. His clinical interests include osteoporosis and sports injuries. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Rosenthal attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Dr. Rosenthal has received distinctions including Gold Medal International Skeletal Society and Nathanial Bowditch Award, MGH. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice 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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