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We found 52 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Open Access near Bolingbrook, IL.

Dr. William Robert Ii Sterba II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. William Sterba is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Sterba is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Joint Reconstruction, Hip Problems, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Satheesh Muppavarapu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
Darien, IL
 

Dr. Satheesh Muppavarapu practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Muppavarapu's areas of expertise include prosthetics, amputees, and spasticity. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is a graduate of Guntur Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Muppavarapu trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muppavarapu honors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis

All Interests: Prosthetics, Neck Problems, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Stroke, Stroke ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas A Evans, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7511 Lemont Road
Darien, IL
 

Dr. Douglas Evans is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. Dr. Evans's clinical interests include shoulder injury, knee arthroscopy, and shoulder arthroscopy. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Evans takes. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , tendon ruptures (tears), fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Hip Arthroscopy, Tendon Ruptures, Fractures, Shoulder Injury, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julio C Gonzalez Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 202
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Julio Gonzalez's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Gonzalez honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Tennis Elbow, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Raghu Rao Pulluru, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 300
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Raghu Pulluru's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Pulluru is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Vinita Mathew, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Vinita Mathew specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Mathew graduated from the University of Otago School of Medical Sciences. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Pain Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nitin Malhotra, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
329 Remington Boulevard; Suite 205
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Nitin Malhotra's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. His areas of expertise include spasticity, cervical (neck) spine problems, and pain management. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Malhotra attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, arthritis

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Joint Pain, Fibromyalgia, Lumbar Spine Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Geoffrey Stephen Kuhlman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
329 Remington Boulevard; #100
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Kuhlman is a physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kuhlman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, sprains, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Fibromyalgia, Fractures, Strains, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold Wharton Rees, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
7511 Lemont Road
Darien, IL
 

Dr. Harold Rees' medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rees include hip replacement, knee problems, and hip dysplasia. Dr. Rees is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. His professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Dysplasia, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Total Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Lawrence Makowiec, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Richard Makowiec practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Warrenville, IL and Naperville, IL. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Makowiec is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Endoscopic Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Tennis Elbow, Arthritis, Hand ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jonathan Meek sees patients in Downers Grove, IL. His medical specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Meek takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Meek trained at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, ... (Read more)

Dr. John L Andreshak, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. John Andreshak, who practices in Warrenville, IL, Naperville, IL, and Geneva, IL, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Andreshak is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Andreshak's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Disc Replacement, Fractures, Back Problems, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Sciatica, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin F Walsh, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Spalding Drive; 3rd Floor
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Kevin Walsh's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Michael Reese Hospital. Patient reviews placed Dr. Walsh at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Suma Reddy Duvvur, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
899 S Weber Road; Suite G
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Suma Kaki works as an internist. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaki's areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Kaki is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. In addition to English, Dr. Kaki (or staff) speaks Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mir Haroon Ali, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
329 Remington Boulevard; Suite 200
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Mir Ali specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in spine surgery procedures. Dr. Ali is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Ali attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, sprains, fractures (broken bones), compression fractures

All Interests: Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Compression Fractures, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Strains, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Lee specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Lee attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (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.