We found 8 orthopedic surgeons who accept First Health near Worcester, MA.
Dr. Mark Price is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Price completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Price include shoulder dislocation, shoulder arthritis, and clavicle fracture (broken collarbone). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Price is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Shoulder replacement (arthritis/fracture/reverse prosthesis), Rotator cuff repairs, Shoulder ... (Read more)
Dr. Stephen Desio is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Desio has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), AARP, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Desio completed a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Polyclinic Physician-Saltlake City 2002 Winter; Olympics; and Team Physician-Worcester Tornadoes. Dr. Desio's practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Arm, Knee, Shoulder, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Disability, Joint Replacement, ... (Read more)
Dr. Thomas Kesman is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Great-West Healthcare, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kesman welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School. He trained at Mayo Clinic for residency.
Dr. Walter Leclair is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Leclair average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Leclair is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Coventry, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leclair accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Leclair is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Leclair trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center.
Dr. William Balcom's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Balcom's training includes a residency program at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Coventry, and First Health, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.
Dr. Gary Peters is an orthopedist in Worcester, MA. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Peters is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Peters completed a residency program at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Coventry, and First Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peters accepts. Dr. Peters's distinctions include: Umass Orthopedic Residency Program: Teacher Of The and Year Award, 2001.. He welcomes new patients.
Dr. Daniel Aaron is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Coventry, and First Health. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Aaron's professional affiliations include Rhode Island Hospital and St. Anne's Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.
Dr. Philip Lahey is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lahey attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. He takes AARP, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He is closed to 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.