We found 14 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 specialist in orthopedic trauma, pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. Clinical interests 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 is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, Aetna, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Strathmore's Who's Who; and Marquis' Who's Who in America. 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kocher's office for an appointment.

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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. He practices in Jamaica Plain, MA, Boston, MA, and Dedham, MA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Kornack's professional affiliations include Dedham Medical Associates (DMA), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kornack welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. His distinctions include: 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 pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine specialist. Dr. Kreher's areas of expertise consist of scoliosis, overuse injuries, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He welcomes 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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and sports medicine. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Stein's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Her areas of expertise consist of pain management and spine problems. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stein accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Excel Award-Newton Wellesley Hospital.; and Top Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Stein welcomes 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's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Elson include cancer rehabilitation. Dr. Elson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Elson is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She welcomes 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, who practices in Framingham, MA and Natick, MA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosenberg 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. Dr. Rosenberg accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He 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. Dr. Rosenberg has received the distinction of Top Doctor. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Elbow Problems, Herniated Disc, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Physiatry, Internal Medicine
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Steven Makovitch is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise include concussion, osteopathic manipulation, and epidural steroid injection. Dr. Makovitch is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Dr. Makovitch attended the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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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 medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna. Dr. Leung's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Tufts Medical Center. 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. He is conversant in Cantonese. Dr. Leung is professionally affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice 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. David Mayo Slovik, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
173 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. David Slovik is an endocrinologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, osteoporosis, and metabolic bone disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Slovik is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Slovik include: Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Slovik offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Slovik is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. His clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Friday is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Don Riggin Research Award (Arthritis Foundation). Dr. Friday's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Albright include scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and intensive care. Dr. Albright's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Albright attended the University of Michigan Medical School. His distinctions include: Von L. Meyer Fellowship Award. and Castle Connolly Top Doctors. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Albright is open to 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 is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Guss (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Before performing his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Guss attended Harvard Medical School. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His practice is open to 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)

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Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Rafael Pieretti's medical specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Pieretti (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Pieretti's areas of expertise include the following: vesicoureteral reflux, enuresis (bed wetting), and hypospadias. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and residency at The Hospital for Sick Children. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pieretti is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Teaching Award-University Hospital of Caracas; and Distinguished Services Medal and Diploma. 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)

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

Dr. Daniel Rosenthal's specialty is diagnostic radiology. In Dr. Rosenthal's practice, he is particularly interested in osteoporosis and sports injuries. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Rosenthal attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rosenthal include: 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.