We found 18 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Land of Lincoln near Bloomingdale, IL.

Specializes in Physiatry
515 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Beth Froese works as a physiatrist in Warrenville, IL, Geneva, IL, and Carol Stream, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Froese include nerve conduction studies (NCS), trigger point injections, and osteoporosis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. After attending East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine, Dr. Froese completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Froese accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Nerve Conduction Studies, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
820 Route; 59 Ste 320
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Aaron Bare is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Warrenville, IL, Bartlett, IL, and Geneva, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Bare include knee problems, pain, and sports health. Dr. Bare is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Bare attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bare has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Joint ... (Read more)

Specializes in Sports Medicine
820 S Il Route; 59 Ste 320
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Gimre's area of specialization is sports medicine. Before performing his residency at MacNeal Hospital, Dr. Gimre attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Gimre include knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. Dr. Gimre takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Gimre is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
555 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Kuesis specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kuesis include knee problems, ACL reconstruction, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Kuesis is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Kuesis attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Partial Hip Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
555 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Murray's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Murray's areas of expertise include the following: sports health and fractures (broken bones). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Murray is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
501 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Susan Ignatius is an internist in Carol Stream, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menopause, and heart problems. Dr. Ignatius is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Ignatius is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
501 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. William Bayer specializes in adult endocrinology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bayer's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bayer honors. Dr. Bayer obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Diabetes, Hormone Therapy, Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Syndrome, Osteoporosis, Pituitary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
501 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Aileen Westrick is an adult endocrinologist. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Westrick performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Clinical interests for Dr. Westrick include diabetes, thyroid problems, and pituitary disorders. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Westrick's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Disorders, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, Pituitary ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Spine Surgery
555 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Drake specializes in spine surgery and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Village, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in shoulder surgery and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Drake is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Botsford Hospital. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
555 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Raymond Metz is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Metz attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include wrist replacement, upper extremity problems, and finger joint replacement. Dr. Metz accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Wrist Replacement, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Peripheral Nerve ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1800 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. James Scruggs' specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Wheaton, IL. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Scruggs attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Scruggs welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
30 Stratford Drive
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Gerald Maida sees patients in Bloomingdale, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, heartburn, and dizziness. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maida attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Maida is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Dizziness, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Asthma, Heartburn, Osteoporosis, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
30 Stratford Drive
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Robert Hurst's specialty is general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Hurst average 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, emphysema, and osteoporosis. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Hurst takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Hurst attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma, Osteoporosis, Preventive Care, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Emphysema

Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
800 Biesterfield Road; Cancer Center Suite 110
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Gnerlich is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Gnerlich include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and soft tissue sarcoma. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Gnerlich attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Liver Tumor, Whipple Procedure, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 Stratford Drive
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Stuart Heimburger works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Bloomingdale, IL and Wheaton, IL. Dr. Heimburger studied medicine at Rush Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Heimburger trained at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and osteoporosis. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Heimburger is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Breast Issues, Laparoscopic Surgery, Hormone ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 Stratford Drive
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Arnaldo Torres' medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Torres trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. His areas of expertise include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and osteoporosis. Patients gave Dr. Torres an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Management, Female Sexual ... (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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