We found 15 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Unicare near Wellesley, MA.

Dr. Mininder S Kocher, MPH, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Mininder Kocher is a specialist in orthopedic trauma, pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He works in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, pain, and sports health. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kocher honors several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kocher include: Boston Super Doctors; Best Doctors in America; and Best Doctors Inc. Dr. Kocher offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Children's Hospital Boston. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, musculoskeletal problems, ACL injury

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Fulton Christopher Kornack, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1 Lyons Street
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. Fulton Kornack is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Jamaica Plain, MA, Boston, MA, and Dedham, MA. Dr. Kornack's clinical interests include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Dedham Medical Associates (DMA) Dedham, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Kornack is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors and Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. John J Tierney, DO
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
200 Providence Highway; Suite 200
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. John Tierney is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Before performing his residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, and New England Baptist Hospital, Dr. Tierney attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Tierney is an in-network provider for AARP, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors and American Osteopathic Board Of Orthopedic Surgery (aobos) Board Certified. He is professionally affiliated with New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Tierney welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Lauren Elson practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Her clinical interests encompass cancer rehabilitation. Dr. Elson's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Elson studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Cancer Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine
2014 Washington St 6 S
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kreher is a pediatric orthopedist and pediatric sports medicine specialist in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Newton, MA. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. His areas of expertise consist of scoliosis, overuse injuries, and sports health. Dr. Kreher is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Kreher is accepting 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)

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

Dr. Darren Rosenberg practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Framingham, MA, Natick, MA, and Newton, MA. He attended the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Rosenberg's areas of expertise include post-polio syndrome (PPS), knee injury, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Rosenberg has received distinctions including Top Doctor Top Doctor and Top Doctor. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rosenberg is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He welcomes 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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and sports medicine. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Stein completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Her clinical interests encompass pain management and spine problems. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Stein honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Excel Award-Newton Wellesley Hospital; and Top Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Steven A Makovitch, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Steven Makovitch's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. He practices in Charlestown, MA and Newton, MA. He is a graduate of the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. These areas are among Dr. Makovitch's clinical interests: concussion, osteopathic manipulation, and epidural steroid injection. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Makovitch's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, tendon injury

All Interests: Sports Health, Tendon Injury, Ultrasound, Osteopathic Manipulation, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicky Lee-Gi Leung, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2000 Washington Street; Suite 343 White
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Nicky Leung is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He is especially interested in hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Leung is affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Charity, Cigna, and more. Dr. Leung has an open panel. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Tufts Medical Center for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Kilfoyle Award for Outstanding Resident/Fellow Paper. Dr. Leung is conversant in Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Robert Friday's specialty is adult rheumatology. He has a special interest in psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Friday performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Don Riggin Research Award (Arthritis Foundation). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Friday's practice is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, osteoporosis, and osteitis deformans (paget's disease of bone). Dr. Slovik honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. His distinctions include: Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Slovik's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Slovik's office for an appointment.

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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 specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Albright include scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and intensive care. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Albright has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is professionally affiliated with Shriners Hospital For Children, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guss include neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), foot surgery, and ankle arthritis. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Guss (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Guss's practice is open to 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 Pediatric Urology
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Rafael Pieretti practices pediatric urology in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. His clinical interests include vesicoureteral reflux, enuresis (bed wetting), and hypospadias. Dr. Pieretti is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Partners; Excellence Award; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Pieretti (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shriners Hospital For Children, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rhabdomyosarcoma

All Interests: Rhabdomyosarcoma, Phimosis, Varicocele, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Enuresis, Hypospadias, Hernia, ... (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. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteoporosis, bone tumor, and sports injuries. Dr. Rosenthal accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rosenthal include: Gold Medal International Skeletal Society and Nathanial Bowditch Award, MGH. Dr. Rosenthal is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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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