We found 8 orthopedic surgeons who accept First Health near Worcester, MA.
Dr. Mark Price specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Worcester, MA and Boston, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: shoulder dislocation, shoulder arthritis, and clavicle fracture (broken collarbone). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Price attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Price's office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Prosthetics, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Replacement, Fractures, Shoulder Injury, ... (Read more)
Dr. Stephen Desio's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Desio accepts several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), AARP, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Polyclinic Physician-Saltlake City 2002 Winter; Olympics; and Team Physician-Worcester Tornadoes. He welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)
Dr. Thomas Kesman's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kesman attended Dartmouth Medical School and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Kesman is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Great-West Healthcare, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kesman's office for an appointment.
Dr. William Balcom's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He takes 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. His practice is open to new patients.
Dr. Walter Leclair specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Leclair is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Leclair is in-network for Coventry, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.
Dr. Gary Peters sees patients in Worcester, MA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Peters takes several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Coventry, and First Health. He has an open panel. Dr. Peters obtained his medical school training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Umass Orthopedic Residency Program: Teacher Of The and Year Award, 2001.. He offers interpreting services for his patients.
Dr. Daniel Aaron is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital and St. Anne's Hospital. He takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Coventry, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Aaron is not currently accepting new patients. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital.
Dr. Philip Lahey works as an orthopedic surgeon. He honors AARP, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Lahey 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.