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We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Chicago, IL.

Michael Joseph Miloro MD, DMD, FACS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
801 South Paulina Street; Room 110
Chicago, IL
(312) 926-6333; (312) 996-1052

Dr. Michael Miloro's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Miloro's areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, tooth extractions, and jaw reconstruction. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Miloro trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Bone Grafting, Dental Implants, Microneurosurgery, Orthognathic Surgery, TMJ Disease, TMJ Surgery, ... (Read more)

Steven B Newman MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
676 N. Saint Clair; Arkes 2140
Chicago, IL
(847) 724-4536; (312) 664-5400

Dr. Steven Newman practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Newman's areas of expertise include leukemia, lung cancer, and hodgkin's lymphoma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Newman takes. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Newman is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Blood Disorders, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Breast Cancer, Colon/Rectal Cancer, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Jovito Gomez Angeles II MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
(773) 834-3531

Dr. Jovito Angeles is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He speaks Filipino. His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and brachial plexus injury. Before completing his residency at Philippine General Hospital, Dr. Angeles attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Angeles accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Hand and upper extremity surgery, Shoulder and elbow care, Orthopaedic surgery, Microvascular and ... (Read more)

Dr. Vagish Srinivasan Hemmige MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5841 S Maryland Avenue; L300
Chicago, IL
(773) 834-7094

Dr. Vagish Hemmige's specialty is adult infectious disease. He has indicated that his clinical interests include medical education, musculoskeletal problems, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Hemmige is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Hemmige's residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Hemmige (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Kannada.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: HIV care, Infections in immunocompromised hosts, Orthopedic infections, Statistical methods, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tyran Eric Johnson DDS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
737 N Michigan Av; Suite 720
Chicago, IL
(630) 789-8070; (708) 747-4900

Dr. Tyran Johnson works as an oral surgeon in Hinsdale, IL, Olympia Fields, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Johnson's clinical interests include dental implant surgery and reconstructive surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Bone grafts, Dental Implant, Reconstruction bone grafts, Reconstructive surgery


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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.