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

Dr. Beth Barnhardt Froese, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
515 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Beth Froese's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Froese is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Froese attended medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Neck Problems, Nerve Conduction Studies, Spine Problems, Trigger Point Injections, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Thomas Kuesis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
555 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Kuesis' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kuesis include knee problems, ACL reconstruction, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Kuesis attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Kuesis is 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kuesis honors.

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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)

Dr. Jeffrey Aaron Murray, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
555 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Murray sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sports health and fractures (broken bones). Dr. Murray's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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

Dr. Aaron A Bare, MD
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 Glen Ellyn, IL. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally 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. Patients gave Dr. Bare an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew D Gimre, MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine
820 S Il Route; 59 Ste 320
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Gimre's specialty is sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gimre honors. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gimre completed a residency program at MacNeal Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Susan T Ignatius, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
501 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Susan Ignatius works as a general internist. Dr. Ignatius is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, she performed her residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Arthritis, Asthma, Menopause, Allergies, Endometrial ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Nelson Drake, DO
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Spine Surgery
555 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Drake is a spine surgeon and orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Village, IL. Before completing his residency at Botsford Hospital, Dr. Drake attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical interests encompass shoulder surgery and spine surgery procedures. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Jennifer Lynn Gnerlich, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
800 Biesterfield Road; Cancer Center Suite 110
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Gnerlich is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Before performing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Gnerlich attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gnerlich include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and soft tissue sarcoma. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gnerlich honors. Dr. Gnerlich's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

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

Dr. Raymond Joseph Metz Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
555 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Raymond Metz's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Metz include wrist replacement, upper extremity problems, and finger joint replacement. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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)

Dr. Gerald A Maida, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
30 Stratford Drive
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Gerald Maida's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maida include emphysema, heartburn, and dizziness. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Maida is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Maida completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. William C Bayer, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
501 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. William Bayer specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in Carol Stream, IL. Dr. Bayer is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Bayer's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bayer takes.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Diabetes, Hormone Therapy, Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Syndrome, Osteoporosis, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Aileen Hariman Westrick, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
501 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Aileen Westrick works as an endocrinologist. Dr. Westrick studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Westrick completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Robert J Hurst, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
30 Stratford Drive
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Robert Hurst's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Hurst is especially interested in diabetes, emphysema, and osteoporosis. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hurst trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Hurst has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. James W Scruggs, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
1800 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. James Scruggs practices general internal medicine in Wheaton, IL. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Scruggs's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Scruggs completed his residency training at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Arnaldo R Torres, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 Stratford Drive
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Arnaldo Torres works as a general OB/GYN. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Torres's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, high risk pregnancy, and osteoporosis. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

Dr. Mohammed Samiruddin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
622 N. Addison Road
Villa Park, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Samiruddin works as a family medicine physician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Samiruddin include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Samiruddin's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. Dr. Samiruddin (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Hormone Replacement ... (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.