We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Leonardo Protasio Jorge De Oliveira, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Sports Medicine
5841 S Maryland Avenue; Mc3079
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Leonardo Oliveira's area of specialization is sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Oliveira include concussion, overuse injuries, and sports health. He is affiliated with Orlando Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Dr. Oliveira (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Ultrasound, Overuse Injuries, Musculoskeletal Problems, Concussion

Dr. Jovito Gomez Angeles II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jovito Angeles is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He trained at Philippine General Hospital for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Angeles include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and brachial plexus injury. Dr. Angeles is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino.

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All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Brachial Plexus ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven B Newman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
676 N Saint Clair Street; Arkes 2140
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Steven Newman works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Newman include leukemia, lung cancer, and hodgkin's lymphoma. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Newman graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Newman completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Newman has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Sarcoma, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Vagish Srinivasan Hemmige, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5841 S Maryland Avenue; L300
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Vagish Hemmige is an adult infectious disease specialist. Dr. Hemmige's areas of expertise consist of medical education, musculoskeletal problems, and HIV/AIDS. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Hemmige attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Hemmige (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Kannada. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, HIV/AIDS, Medical Education, Infections

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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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