We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Harvard Pilgrim Health Care near Cambridge, MA.

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Dr. Mark D Price, PhD, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
281 Lincoln Street; Department of Orthopedics/sports Medicine
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Mark Price practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Boston, MA and Worcester, MA. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, sports health, and shoulder arthritis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Price graduated from Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Price is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Price's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder dislocation, arthritis, shoulder arthritis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Prosthetics, Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Michael Desio, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
123 Summer Street; Suite 520
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Stephen Desio sees patients in Worcester, MA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Desio takes AARP, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Desio trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Polyclinic Physician-Saltlake City 2002 Winter Olympics Team Physician-Worcester Tornadoes. He is affiliated with St. Vincent's Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
123 Summer Street; Suite 550
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Carol Barrette sees patients in Worcester, MA. Her medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Barrette attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Her areas of expertise consist of foot problems, foot surgery, and ankle problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Barrette average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Barrette takes Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Q Terrill, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
123 Summer Street; Suite 650
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Robert Terrill is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Vincent's Hospital and UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Terrill honors several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Terrill is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Terrill has received distinctions including American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons American Society For Surgery of The Hand; Internal Medicine Residency-Excellency In Specialty Teaching; and The Outstanding Teaching Award U Mass Orthopedics. Dr. Terrill (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
119 Belmont Street; Department of Orthopedics
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Marshall Katzen is an orthopedic surgeon. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Katzen accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Guardian, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Katzen has received distinctions including Physician Recognition Award, Ama; Associate In Orthopedics, Umass Med School; and Worcester District Medical Society Clinician of the year. He is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
119 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Jeremy Ross is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Worcester, MA. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Ross's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Ross's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

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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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