We found 13 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's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma, pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kocher include arthroscopic surgery, pain, and sports health. Dr. Kocher's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Children's Hospital Boston. He takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, Aetna, and more. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Dr. Kocher attended Duke University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kocher include: Boston Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Best Doctors Inc. Dr. Kocher offers interpreting services for his patients.

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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 an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Kornack is professionally affiliated with Dedham Medical Associates (DMA) Dedham, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Kornack trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors and Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard. Dr. Kornack has an open panel.

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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. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Tierney's professional affiliations include New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He accepts AARP, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency 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.

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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)

Specializes in Physiatry
65 Walnut Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Lauren Elson is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She has indicated that her clinical interests include cancer rehabilitation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elson accepts. Dr. Elson attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Elson is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems

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 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stein include pain management and spine problems. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. 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 professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Excel Award-Newton Wellesley Hospital; and Top Doctors. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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. Darren Rosenberg specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Framingham, MA, Natick, MA, and Newton, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: post-polio syndrome (PPS), knee injury, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). Dr. Rosenberg's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Rosenberg is a graduate of the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctor Top Doctor and Top Doctor. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. 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. Steven A Makovitch, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Steven Makovitch practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. Makovitch include concussion, osteopathic manipulation, and epidural steroid injection. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Makovitch's office for an appointment. After attending the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training 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 is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leung include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. He takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Charity, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Kilfoyle Award for Outstanding Resident/Fellow Paper. Dr. Leung speaks Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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 practices adult rheumatology in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Friday include psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Friday has received the following distinction: Don Riggin Research Award (Arthritis Foundation). He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory arthritis, gout

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

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
173 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. David Slovik works as an adult endocrinologist. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, osteoporosis, and osteitis deformans (paget's disease of bone). Dr. Slovik honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Slovik's distinctions include: Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, osteoporosis, osteitis deformans (Paget's disease of bone)

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

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

Dr. Maurice Albright's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Albright's clinical interests include scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and intensive care. He is affiliated with Shriners Hospital For Children, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Albright accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Castle Connolly Top Doctors; Von L. Meyer Fellowship Award; and Harvard Medical School Shore Fellowship for Scholars in Medicine. Dr. Albright is conversant in 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 is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Guss (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guss include neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), foot surgery, and ankle arthritis. Dr. Guss's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Guss studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His training includes residency programs at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Achilles tendon problems, ankle arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, ankle fracture

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Achilles Tendon Problems, Neuromuscular Disorders, Ankle Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daniel Rosenthal is a musculoskeletal radiology and diagnostic radiology specialist. He is especially interested in osteoporosis, bone tumor, and sports injuries. Dr. Rosenthal is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Rosenthal is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Gold Medal International Skeletal Society and Nathanial Bowditch Award, MGH. He welcomes 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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