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We found 18 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 is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Warrenville, IL. His areas of expertise consist of scoliosis, musculoskeletal surgery, and spina bifida. Dr. Sarwark is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Sarwark average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Sarwark has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Unfortunately, he is not accepting 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. Rebecca Lynn Carl, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue; Box 69
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Carl works as an orthopedic surgeon and pediatric sports medicine specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Carl has indicated that her clinical interests include sports health. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Carl trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for her residency. She honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 sees patients in Westchester, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Grayhack is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Grayhack is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He is not currently accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Erik King sees patients in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and New Lenox, IL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. King's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in scoliosis, cancer, and surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. King speaks Spanish.

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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. She works in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Warrenville, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Labella include concussion and sports injuries. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Labella attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Dr. Labella honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, sprains

All Interests: Sports Health, Strains, Sports Injuries, Sprains, Dislocation, Injuries, Overuse 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. His areas of expertise consist of osteoporosis, metabolic disorders, and kidney problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Langman graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Langman trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

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

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 medical specialty is pediatric radiology, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shore include imaging procedures. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shore attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for residency. Dr. Shore has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Bone Problems, Nuclear Scan, Imaging Procedures

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. His areas of expertise include rheumatoid arthritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller honors. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Miller completed his residency training at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Miller has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

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

Dr. Ali Shaibani works as a neuroradiologist and diagnostic radiologist in Chicago, IL, Naperville, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Shaibani include vertebroplasty, pain management, and stroke. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Northeast Ohio Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Shaibani has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , compression fractures

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

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

Dr. Michelle Sagan sees patients in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Heights, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Sagan's areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis and musculoskeletal surgery. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sagan honors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sagan is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. David Walterhouse's medical specialty is pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Walterhouse's areas of clinical interest consist of cancer and blood disorders. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

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

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

Dr. Megan Curran is a pediatric rheumatology specialist in Chicago, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Northbrook, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Curran accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Before performing her residency at Miami Children's Hospital, Dr. Curran attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school. Dr. Curran is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Joseph Janicki is a pediatric orthopedist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Warrenville, IL. His areas of expertise include scoliosis and musculoskeletal surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Janicki takes. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. 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. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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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. 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. Dr. Kletzel (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Kletzel's clinical interests encompass acute leukemia, chronic leukemia, and stem cell transplant. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kletzel 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 pediatric rheumatology specialist. Patients gave Dr. Klein-Gitelman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Klein-Gitelman include lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Klein-Gitelman has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. James W Schroeder II, Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 4ne, Pod 3
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. James Schroeder is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist. Patients gave Dr. Schroeder an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include tonsilitis, hearing loss, and psoriatic arthritis. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Schroeder honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Schroeder attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Hearing Loss, Arthritis, Tonsil ... (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.