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We found 17 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare HMO Premier Network near Chicago, IL.

Dr. John F Sarwark, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. John Sarwark works as a pediatric orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Warrenville, IL. In his practice, Dr. Sarwark focuses on scoliosis, musculoskeletal surgery, and spina bifida. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Sarwark completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Sarwark is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarwark honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Sarwark is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Scoliosis, Fractures, Sports Injuries, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Spina Bifida, Trauma

Dr. Erik Charles Bennett King, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
225 E Chicago Avenue; #69
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Erik King's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His clinical interests include scoliosis, cancer, and surgical procedures. On average, patients gave Dr. King a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. King honors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Clubfoot, Hand Problems, Trauma

Dr. Cynthia Rose Labella, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Labella is a specialist in pediatric sports medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of concussion and sports injuries. Dr. Labella accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Labella has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, sprains

All Interests: Sports Health, Strains, Sports Injuries, Sprains, Dislocation, Injuries, Overuse Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rebecca Lynn Carl, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue; Box 69
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Carl is an orthopedist and pediatric sports medicine specialist. Dr. Carl has a special interest in sports health. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. John Joseph Grayhack, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
345 E. Superior Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. John Grayhack practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Westchester, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Grayhack has indicated that his clinical interests include scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Grayhack is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Grayhack completed residency programs at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Limb Lengthening, Sports Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Bradford Langman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
225 E Chicago Avenue; Mail Stop #37
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Craig Langman is a pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) specialist in Chicago, IL, Glenbrook, IL, and Northbrook, IL. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Langman trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Langman include osteoporosis, metabolic disorders, and kidney problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Langman accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Langman's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, End-Stage Renal Disease, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Lee Alfred Miller, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Pediatric Rheumatology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Miller works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist and pediatric rheumatologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Miller include rheumatoid arthritis. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Miller attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Miller has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

Dr. Richard M Shore, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
2300 Children's Plaza, Medical Imaging Department; Box 9
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Richard Shore's areas of specialization are pediatric radiology, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology; he sees patients in Westchester, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL. He has a special interest in imaging procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Shore is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Shore's training includes a residency program at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Bone Problems, Nuclear Scan, Imaging Procedures

Dr. Ali Shaibani, MD
Specializes in Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 20-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ali Shaibani, who practices in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Naperville, IL, is a medical specialist in neuroradiology and diagnostic radiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: vertebroplasty, pain management, and stroke. Dr. Shaibani is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. He trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for his residency. Dr. Shaibani has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , compression fractures

All Interests: Compression Fractures, Aneurysm, Arteriovenous Malformation, Spine Problems, Stroke, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle Lee Sagan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue; Box 69
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michelle Sagan's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. In her practice, she is particularly interested in scoliosis and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Sagan accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Sagan is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Fractures, Knee Problems, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Limb ... (Read more)

Dr. Megan L Curran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Megan Curran's specialty is pediatric rheumatology. Her clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Curran attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Miami Children's Hospital. Dr. Curran speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis, Medical Education, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Dr. David Otto Walterhouse, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 18th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. David Walterhouse, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer and blood disorders. Dr. Walterhouse honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Walterhouse completed a residency program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Sarcoma, Solid Tumor, Blood Disorders, Cancer

Dr. Morris Kletzel, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 18th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Morris Kletzel is a pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Kletzel's clinical interests: acute leukemia, chronic leukemia, and stem cell transplant. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Kletzel attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Kletzel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Kletzel's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Research, Bone Problems, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Stem Cell Transplant, Transplant ... (Read more)

Dr. Marisa Sue Klein-Gitelman, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman is a medical specialist in pediatric rheumatology. Her clinical interests encompass lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Dr. Klein-Gitelman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She trained at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Klein-Gitelman is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klein-Gitelman takes. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Joseph Aloysius Janicki, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Janicki's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in scoliosis and musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Janicki honors. He is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Janicki attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Marybeth Lore, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
675 North Saint Clair; Galter 14-200
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marybeth Lore, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lore's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Lore attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Bone Density Test, Endoscopic Surgery, Ovarian Disease, Vaginal Hysterectomy, ... (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.