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Specialties

Anatomical

Arm, Elbow, Hand and Wrist, Shoulder

Treatment

Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Disability, Joint Replacement, Pain, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures

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My approach to treating patients

Welcome to the web site of Dr. Andrew Chen.

I created this web site to familiarize you with my practice, dedicated staff, and the services we provide for problems of the hand and upper extremity.

Healthcare is a partnership between physician and patient. We believe in meeting patients' individual needs through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle. Many musculoskeletal conditions can be treated by non-surgical techniques--surgery is just one treatment option. We combine leading edge techniques with proven traditional methods to provide our patients with the best orthopaedic care possible.

I work to develop a partnership with my patients. On my part, this begins with listening. And one of the most important things I need to know is how the physical problem affects this patient's life. We develop a dialogue, through which my patients understand the diagnostic process, their own unique problem, their treatment choices, and the recovery process. Patients help to guide and direct the diagnostic and treatment activities.

I believe that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions about their own treatment. That's why I explain every step of the diagnostic process. Next, I want my patients to understand their condition: How it developed and how various treatment approaches can improve or repair the problem. When we consider treatment alternatives, I present a realistic outlook on the results we can achieve. I'll also be frank about any risks that might be involved. If a non-surgical option is available, I'll explain that avenue in depth.

Our purpose is to handle each and every patient visit with care and proficiency. It is also highly important to us that our Doctor/Patient relationship is open and honest. It is my responsibility to make sure patients are well informed about their conditions and the multiple choices of treatment. My professional staff and I will also provide you with patient education materials, (e.g., web sites, pamphlets, and video tapes) that give you added appreciation of your condition and treatment options.

Whether you're making the decision for orthopaedic care, or would just like to expand your knowledge, I hope this site helps you become informed and more confident about the incredible realm of treatments available for care of hand and upper extremity problems.

I also provide services in aesthetic/cosmetic surgery. Contact us for further information.

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Contact Information

University of Connecticut 263 Farmington Ave Farmington, CT USA 06030 View map Phone 860-679-8080 Fax 860-679-1340

Mount Auburn Hospital 300 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 510 Cambridge, MA USA 02138 Phone 617-354-0471 Fax 617-354-1218

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