We found 8 orthopedic surgeons who accept First Health near Worcester, MA.
Dr. Mark Price is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Price 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. Dr. Price is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Price is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish.
Clinical interests: Prosthetics, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Replacement, Fractures, Shoulder Injury, ... (Read more)
Dr. Stephen Desio is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Worcester, MA. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Desio at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), AARP, and Coventry. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Polyclinic Physician-Saltlake City 2002 Winter; Olympics; and Team Physician-Worcester Tornadoes. He is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)
Dr. Thomas Kesman is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Worcester, MA. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Great-West Healthcare, and Coventry. Dr. Kesman attended Dartmouth Medical School and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He has an open panel.
Dr. William Balcom's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Balcom is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine and a graduate of UMass Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Coventry, and First Health, as well as other insurance carriers. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is accepting new patients.
Dr. Daniel Aaron practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital and St. Anne's Hospital. Dr. Aaron accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Coventry, First Health, and more. He has a closed panel. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Aaron trained at Rhode Island Hospital for residency.
Dr. Walter Leclair's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leclair studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His medical residency was performed at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Leclair is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.
Dr. Gary Peters' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Peters attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Coventry, and First Health, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Umass Orthopedic Residency Program: Teacher Of The and Year Award, 2001.. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Peters is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Peters welcomes new patients.
Dr. Philip Lahey, who practices in Worcester, MA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Lahey attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He accepts AARP, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He is not currently accepting new patients.
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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.