We found 8 orthopedic surgeons who accept First Health near Worcester, MA.
Dr. Mark Price specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include shoulder dislocation, shoulder arthritis, and clavicle fracture (broken collarbone). His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Price accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Price graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.
Clinical interests: Prosthetics, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Replacement, Fractures, Shoulder Injury, ... (Read more)
Dr. Stephen Desio is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Worcester, MA. The average patient rating for Dr. Desio is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), AARP, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Desio attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. He has received distinctions including Polyclinic Physician-Saltlake City 2002 Winter; Olympics; and Team Physician-Worcester Tornadoes. Dr. Desio has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)
Dr. Thomas Kesman's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Worcester, MA. Dr. Kesman's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Great-West Healthcare, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Dartmouth Medical School and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kesman's office for an appointment.
Dr. William Balcom is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Coventry, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Balcom attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is accepting new patients.
Dr. Daniel Aaron is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Rhode Island Hospital for his residency. Dr. Aaron accepts several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Coventry, and First Health. He is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital and St. Anne's Hospital. He is closed to new patients at this time.
Dr. Walter Leclair specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Worcester, MA. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Leclair takes Coventry, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then he performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Leclair's practice is open to new patients.
Dr. Gary Peters is an orthopedist. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed his residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Peters average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Coventry, First Health, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Peters's practice is open to new patients.
Dr. Philip Lahey's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lahey attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Coventry, and Aetna. He is not accepting new patients at this time.
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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.