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We found 12 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 works as an orthopedic trauma specialist, pediatric orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. These areas are among Dr. Kocher's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, pain, and sports health. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kocher accepts several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kocher include: Boston Super Doctors; Strathmore's Who's Who; and Marquis' Who's Who in America. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Kocher is open to new 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
10 Riverview Terrace
Dover, MA
 

Dr. Fulton Kornack's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Kornack is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Dedham Medical Associates (DMA), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kornack accepts. Dr. Kornack's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Kornack completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors and Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Lower Back ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Kreher is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Kreher's areas of expertise consist of scoliosis, overuse injuries, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kreher is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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)

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. Her clinical interests include pain management and spine problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Stein average 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her professional training, Dr. Stein completed residency programs 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. Dr. Stein is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is accepting 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 sees patients in Wellesley Hills, MA, Newton, MA, and Cambridge, MA. Her medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Elson's clinical interests include cancer rehabilitation. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Elson is 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, Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems

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Specializes in Physiatry
570 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA
 

Dr. Darren Rosenberg is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenberg's clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), knee injury, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. After attending the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Rosenberg has received the following distinction: Top Doctor. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rosenberg is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He welcomes 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. 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 surgeon and orthopedist. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Leung include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leung honors. His distinctions include: Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Kilfoyle Award for Outstanding Resident/Fellow Paper. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. He is affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is accepting 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. David Mayo Slovik, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
173 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. David Slovik, who practices in Boston, MA and Wellesley Hills, MA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Slovik is especially interested in diabetes, osteoporosis, and metabolic bone disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Slovik has received the following distinctions: Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Slovik 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's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Friday's areas of expertise include the following: psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Friday completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. 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. Maurice Albright, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2014 Washington Street; 6 South
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Maurice Albright is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Albright's clinical interests: scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and intensive care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Albright is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Albright completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Albright has received distinctions including Von L. Meyer Fellowship Award. and Castle Connolly Top Doctors.

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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, who practices in Waltham, MA, Boston, MA, and Newton, MA, is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Guss's clinical interests: hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Guss has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Guss attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Guss (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is diagnostic radiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rosenthal include osteoporosis and sports injuries. Dr. Rosenthal is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Rosenthal has received include Gold Medal International Skeletal Society and Nathanial Bowditch Award, MGH.

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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.