We found 51 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept First Health near Wallingford, CT.

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Dr. David Brandon Cohen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1000 Yale Avenue
Wallingford, CT
 

Dr. David Cohen works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Hamden, CT, Orange, CT, and Branford, CT. Dr. Cohen studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Hospital for Special Surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Cohen honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Cohen has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, hip arthritis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury, tendonitis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph C Wu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2200 Whitney Avenue; Suite 170
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Wu's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wu attended State University of New York (SUNY) and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. Dr. Wu is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, hip arthritis, osteoporosis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Closed ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan M Reznik, MBA, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9 Washington Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Alan Reznik works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in New Haven, CT, Hamden, CT, and Branford, CT. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reznik is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Reznik is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2408 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. John Kelley's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Hamden, CT, Guilford, CT, and Orange, CT. Dr. Kelley's clinical interests include knee problems, rotator cuff surgery, and sports health. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Kelley attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Hudson Gibson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2408 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. David Gibson practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Patients gave Dr. Gibson an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, hip arthritis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Tendonitis, Closed Reduction, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip Arthritis, Total ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2408 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Richard Diana specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Hamden, CT and Orange, CT. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Diana include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and rotator cuff surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Diana is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Diana is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Diana welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 Yale Avenue
Wallingford, CT
 

Dr. Kenneth Kramer is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Kramer speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kramer trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Scoliosis, Spinal Fusion, Spine Imaging, Lumbar Spine Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2408 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Mark Scanlan works as an orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise include rotator cuff surgery, wrist surgery, and closed reduction. Dr. Scanlan's professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Scanlan has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Wrist Surgery, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Carpal ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2446 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Kristen Aversa is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Hamden, CT and New Haven, CT. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Aversa is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She has an open panel. She attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Aversa (or staff) speaks Croatian, Spanish, and Serbo-Croatian.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Cryosurgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2408 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. John McCallum practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. McCallum average 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, shoulder surgery, and minimally invasive knee surgery. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McCallum attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
675 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT
 

Dr. Rebecca Pringle is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Pringle speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9 Washington Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Richard Bernstein's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Hamden, CT and Milford, CT. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bernstein accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist fracture, rheumatoid arthritis, elbow fracture, hand fracture, tendonitis

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Tendonitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Congenital Hand ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2408 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Thomas Moran works as an orthopedist in Hamden, CT and Branford, CT. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Moran is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Moran's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Closed Reduction, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9 Washington Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Shirvinda Wijesekera's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Wijesekera is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wijesekera accepts. Dr. Wijesekera is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Spinal Trauma, Arthritis, Hip ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 Yale Avenue
Wallingford, CT
 

Dr. John Aversa practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Hamden, CT, Wallingford, CT, and New Haven, CT. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Aversa's clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Aversa honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Bursitis, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2543 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
 

Dr. Prathibha Kumar works as a general internist. Dr. Kumar is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She trained at Bridgeport Hospital for residency. She is conversant in Kannada.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Bone Density Test, ... (Read more)

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What are Musculoskeletal Problems?

The musculoskeletal system refers collectively to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. It is what gives our bodies structure and allows us to move and do things. Because this system encompasses so much of the body, musculoskeletal problems are extremely varied and can happen almost anywhere. There are musculoskeletal problems that affect only the joints, those that affect the bones, those that affect tendons and ligaments, and those that can happen in any area of the body but cause pain and numbness.

Joint problems include bursitis and arthritis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushion on the outside of a joint, causing symptoms including pain and swelling. Arthritis is the inflammation and damage of a joint due to wear and tear or disease. There are several treatments for arthritis, but if the damage progresses far enough, joint replacement may be necessary. In joint replacement, a metal or plastic implant is surgically placed within the joint to make movement easier.

Bone problems include scoliosis, fractures, and osteoporosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, making the normally straight spine look like a “C” or “S.” It is treated with braces or surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break easily. It’s most common in women, especially older women. Fully half of all women over 65 have osteoporosis. Fractures are any break in the bone. They can be a simple crack or a severe and complicated shatter. Osteoporosis causes fractures in people who have it, but other causes are trauma (such as a fall) or overuse.

Tendon and ligament problems most often result from injury or overuse. Two good examples are ligament tears and tendonitis. The most common ligament tear is the ACL tear in the knee. This ligament supports and stabilizes the knee and is most often torn during sports activities. Tendonitis happens when a tendon, which connects muscles and bones together, becomes irritated and inflamed. This happens most often in older patients who push their bodies too far, leading to pain and swelling. Treatment for both tendon and ligament problems usually includes rest, ice, and supporting the area to let it heal.

Pain and numbness problems can be caused by overuse, disease, an injury, or a compressed nerve. Lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common conditions patients encounter. Lower back pain may be caused by sore muscles that have been overworked, or an injury to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. Lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a few days, but it may require medical treatment depending on the cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve at the base of the palm becomes trapped or pinched. Symptoms include tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Treatment involves rest and sometimes steroid injections.

Because the musculoskeletal system involves so much of the body, problems here can be incredibly varied in their type and severity. Some musculoskeletal problems will go away on their own or only require rest, while others may require medication, physical therapy, or even surgery.
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