We found 10 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Advantage near Bolingbrook, IL.

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Dr. Jonathan David Meek, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 103
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Meek is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Meek include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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Dr. John Hoon Lee, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
396 Remington Boulevard; Suite 130
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. John Lee works as an orthopedic surgeon in Bolingbrook, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Joliet, IL. Dr. Lee attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Carolyn F Rae, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Carolyn Rae is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Rae accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Rae is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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Dr. Madhuri Rajender Yemul, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
329 Remington Boulevard; Suite 100
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Madhuri Yemul's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Yemul (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, acne, and adolescent issues. Dr. Yemul is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). Dr. Yemul is a graduate of Grant Medical College. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, gout

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Dr. Christine H Shih, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
329 Remington Boulevard; Suite 100
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Christine Shih works as a family practitioner. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shih's clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Shih accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. In addition to English, she speaks Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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Dr. Tina M Brueschke, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 103
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Tina Brueschke's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Brueschke is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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Dr. Gerald Simon, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
412 63rd Street; Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Gerald Simon sees patients in Downers Grove, IL and Countryside, IL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Simon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Simon has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simon takes.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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Dr. Mario Prete, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
412 63rd Street; #100
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Mario Prete is a general internist. Dr. Prete is conversant in Italian. Clinical interests for Dr. Prete include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Prete's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prete takes.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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Dr. Mark Ettore Giacomi Jr., DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
23836 W 135th Street; Suite 103
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Mark Giacomi's specialty is family medicine. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Giacomi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Fayez Mekhael Nagib Mekhael, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
516 E. Boughton Road
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Fayez Mekhael is a family medicine practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mekhael include chronic sinusitis, abuse, and strabismus. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mekhael accepts. After attending Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, ACL injury, gout

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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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