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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 is an orthopedic trauma, pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine specialist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Dr. Kocher offers interpreting services for his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Kocher include arthroscopic surgery, pain, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Children's Hospital Boston. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Kocher performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Strathmore's Who's Who; and Marquis' Who's Who in America. He is accepting 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, who practices in Jamaica Plain, MA, Boston, MA, and Dedham, MA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Kornack average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Kornack's hospital/clinic affiliations include Dedham Medical Associates (DMA), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. Dr. Kornack accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received distinctions including 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 works as a pediatric orthopedist and pediatric sports medicine specialist. Dr. Kreher has a special interest in scoliosis, overuse injuries, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. His hospital/clinic 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)

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 and practices in Wellesley Hills, MA and Newton, MA. Areas of expertise 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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Stein at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Excel Award-Newton Wellesley Hospital.; and Top Doctors. Her practice 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 works as a rehabilitation physician in Wellesley Hills, MA, Newton, MA, and Cambridge, MA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Elson include cancer rehabilitation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elson takes. Dr. Elson 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 is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Elson 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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Framingham, MA and Natick, MA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosenberg include post-polio syndrome (PPS), knee injury, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). Patients rated Dr. Rosenberg highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenberg is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctor. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 orthopedic surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Leung is affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, Aetna, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Leung studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. Dr. Leung has received distinctions including 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.

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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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. Dr. Slovik's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, osteoporosis, and metabolic bone disease. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training 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. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He welcomes 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 area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Friday include psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Friday takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Friday completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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, 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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Albright at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and intensive care. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Dr. Albright's distinctions include: Von L. Meyer Fellowship Award. and Castle Connolly Top Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guss include hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Guss honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Guss (or staff) is conversant in 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 specialty is diagnostic radiology. Dr. Rosenthal has indicated that his clinical interests include osteoporosis and sports injuries. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Gold Medal International Skeletal Society and Nathanial Bowditch Award, MGH. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rosenthal's office for an appointment.

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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.