We found 8 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Railroad Medicare near Wellesley, MA.

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Dr. Lauren E Elson, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
65 Walnut Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Lauren Elson's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Elson include cancer rehabilitation. Dr. Elson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Elson attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Elson speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Darren C Rosenberg, MD, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Darren Rosenberg is a physiatrist. His areas of expertise include the following: post-polio syndrome (PPS), knee injury, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenberg honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Rosenberg has received the following distinctions: Top Doctor Top Doctor and Top Doctor. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Elbow Problems, Herniated Disc, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joanne Borg Stein, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine
65 Walnut Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Joanne Stein is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and sports medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: pain management and spine problems. Dr. Stein is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stein is open to new patients. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Stein has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Excel Award-Newton Wellesley Hospital; and Top Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Pain Management

Dr. Robert Patrick Friday, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2000 Washington Street; Suite 304 Mob Blue
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Robert Friday is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Friday is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Friday attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Friday has received professional recognition including the following: Don Riggin Research Award (Arthritis Foundation).

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory arthritis, gout

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Inflammatory Arthritis, Gout, Lupus

Dr. David Mayo Slovik, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
173 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. David Slovik, who practices in Boston, MA and Wellesley Hills, MA, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Slovik's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, osteoporosis, and osteitis deformans (paget's disease of bone). He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Slovik has received include Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, osteoporosis, osteitis deformans (Paget's disease of bone)

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Diseases, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Osteitis Deformans, Diabetes

Dr. Maurice Albright, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2014 Washington Street; 6 South
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Maurice Albright's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and intensive care. Dr. Albright honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Albright graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Albright trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Albright include: Castle Connolly Top Doctors; Von L. Meyer Fellowship Award; and Harvard Medical School Shore Fellowship for Scholars in Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Albright's professional affiliations include Shriners Hospital For Children, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Hip Dysplasia, Spina Bifida, Scoliosis, Fractures, Intensive Care, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Guss, MBA, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
159 Wells Avenue
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Guss works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Guss include neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), foot surgery, and ankle arthritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guss honors. Before completing his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Guss attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Guss (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Guss is accepting new patients.

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

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

Specializes in Musculoskeletal Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
175 Cambridge Street; Department of Radiology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Rosenthal works as a musculoskeletal radiologist and diagnostic radiologist in Boston, MA. Dr. Rosenthal's areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, bone tumor, and sports injuries. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After attending Yale School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Gold Medal International Skeletal Society and Nathanial Bowditch Award, MGH. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rosenthal's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bone tumor

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Bone Tumor, Sports Injuries

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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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