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

Dr. John Sarwark's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sarwark completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In his practice, Dr. Sarwark focuses on scoliosis, musculoskeletal surgery, and spina bifida. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Sarwark has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Sarwark 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 closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical 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's specialties are pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Carl include sports health. She takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical 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's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Westchester, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Grayhack 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 studied medicine at 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. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grayhack takes. Dr. Grayhack has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. Cynthia Labella's specialty is pediatric sports medicine. She is especially interested in concussion and sports injuries. Dr. Labella is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Labella attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Dr. Labella has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Strains, Sports Injuries, Sprains, Dislocation, Injuries, Overuse Injuries, ... (Read more)

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What is Sports Medicine?

Sports medicine is the specialty that promotes physical fitness and activity while managing, treating, and preventing injuries that happen during exercise or participation in sports. Sports medicine fosters wellness and fitness and works to inhibit injury. A sports medicine specialist may work with professional athletes, school sports teams, individuals who participate in sports on the weekend for fun, or someone who is just beginning to exercise for the first time. Although their main focus is on musculoskeletal function, sports medicine specialists also care for patients’ full medical and nutritional needs as they relate to their active lifestyle.

Some examples of the kinds of injuries and issues that a sports medicine specialist might see in their work include:
  • Acute sports injuries (sprains, fractures)
  • Overuse injuries (tendonitis, bursitis)
  • Head injuries (concussion)
  • Heat injuries (heat stroke)
  • Athletes with chronic illness (asthma, diabetes, heart disease) and how their illness is affected by exercise
  • Nutrition and the use of supplements
  • Developing a safe exercise plan for obese or sedentary patients
  • Substance abuse of performance-enhancing drugs
  • Teaching proper form and technique to reduce the chance of injury

Sports medicine specialists often work closely with orthopedic specialists, and the scope of their work can have some overlap. The main distinction is that orthopedic specialists can perform surgery when it is needed, while sports medicine specialists focus on non-surgical solutions for injuries.

Whether they are the team physicians making sure every professional player is performing safely and at their best, or community specialists getting you back in the game after a sprained ankle, sports medicine doctors are there to make sure you’re in good condition to lead an active life.