We found 8 orthopedic surgeons who accept First Health near Worcester, MA.
Dr. Mark Price is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Worcester, MA and Boston, MA. Dr. Price's clinical interests include shoulder dislocation, shoulder arthritis, and clavicle fracture (broken collarbone). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Price is conversant in Spanish.
Clinical interests: Prosthetics, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Replacement, Fractures, Shoulder Injury, ... (Read more)
Dr. Stephen Desio sees patients in Worcester, MA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), AARP, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Desio is accepting new patients. Dr. Desio graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. His distinctions include: Polyclinic Physician-Saltlake City 2002 Winter; Olympics; and Team Physician-Worcester Tornadoes.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)
Dr. Thomas Kesman specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kesman takes several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Great-West Healthcare, and Coventry. He attended Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Kesman welcomes new patients.
Dr. Walter Leclair works as an orthopedist in Worcester, MA. Dr. Leclair graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Leclair trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leclair takes. He is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.
Dr. William Balcom's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Balcom graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Coventry, First Health, and more. He offers interpreting services for his patients. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Balcom's office for an appointment.
Dr. Gary Peters is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Coventry, and First Health. Dr. Peters attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Umass Orthopedic Residency Program: Teacher Of The and Year Award, 2001.. Dr. Peters offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.
Dr. Daniel Aaron's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Aaron honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Coventry, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. His professional affiliations include Rhode Island Hospital and St. Anne's Hospital. He has a closed panel.
Dr. Philip Lahey is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Worcester, MA. He honors AARP, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has a closed panel. Before completing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Lahey attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine.
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Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common “wear-and-tear” problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.
Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:
- Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
- Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
- Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
- Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
- Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part
Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.