We found 8 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana ChoiceCare Network near Danvers, MA.

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kreher is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine specialist. Dr. Kreher has indicated that his clinical interests include scoliosis, overuse injuries, and sports health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kreher trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Kreher welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Scoliosis, Overuse Injuries, Fractures, Leg Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Oncology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Francis Hornicek is an oncologist and orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise include metabolic bone diseases and bone infection. Dr. Hornicek honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; Who's Who in Science & Engineering, Univ of Miami, FL; and Marshall, Georgetown Univ, Wash DC. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA. Dr. Hornicek's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, bone infection

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Diseases, Bone Infection

Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Anne Johnson practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Waltham, MA and Danvers, MA. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for her residency. Her areas of clinical interest consist of foot surgery, ankle arthritis, and achilles tendonitis. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Career Award; Circle of Excellence Hospital for Special Surgery; and Circle of Excellence/ Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Johnson offers interpreting services for her patients. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Achilles tendon problems, ankle arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, ankle fracture

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Achilles Tendon Problems, Ankle Arthritis, Ankle Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Brian Grottkau's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma, spine surgery, and pediatric sports medicine; he sees patients in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Grottkau completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Grottkau include scoliosis, clubfoot, and spine surgery procedures. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Grottkau's professional affiliations include Winchester Hospital (Winchester, MA) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Grottkau welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Hip Problems, Scoliosis, Fractures, Leg Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries, Spine ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Saechin Kim specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Brookline, MA, Boston, MA, and Danvers, MA. In Dr. Kim's practice, he is particularly interested in spine reconstruction, spine problems, and sports injuries. He is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH), and Massachusetts General Hospital. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kim at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He has received professional recognition including the following: OREF Katherine Wolcott Walker Resident Research Grant. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kim's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Hip Problems, Spine Reconstruction, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Sports ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Alison Friedmann is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and pediatric hematologist. Dr. Friedmann offers interpreting services for her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Friedmann include idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), leukemia, and rhabdomyosarcoma. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedmann takes. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Friedmann has received include Values Mgh Partners In Excellence Award: Quality and Treatment and Service Family Centered Care. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Friedmann's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rhabdomyosarcoma

All Interests: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Blood Cancers, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Leukemia, Lymphoma

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Gregory Cote practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Dr. Cote's areas of expertise consist of connective tissue disorders, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and clinical trials. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Cote (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Problems, Cancer, Connective Tissue Disorders

Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Vibha Singhal's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Singhal (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. Her areas of expertise include the following: obesity, menstrual disorders, and thyroid problems. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Singhal accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Singhal include: Young Investigator Award, ASBMR and Scholar Award. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, Nutrition Issues, Growth Problems, ... (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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