We found 62 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Open Access near Des Plaines, IL.

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
2101 S. Arlington Heights Road; Suite 165
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Demetrios Louis practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in Lake Forest, IL and Arlington Heights, IL. He is especially interested in sciatica and joint pain. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Louis's office for an appointment. Dr. Louis graduated from St. Matthew's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Intern of the Year General Surgery and Intern of Year Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain

All Interests: Pain, Botox Injection, Ultrasound, Chronic Back Pain, Peripheral Nerve Stimulation, Complex ... (Read more)

Dr. Chadwick C Prodromos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1714 Milwaukee Avenue
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Chadwick Prodromos practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Prodromos is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Prodromos completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prodromos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Greek, and Polish. Dr. Prodromos is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Rush Oak Park Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Michael Birmingham, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2180 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3100
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Birmingham's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Lincolnshire, IL, Evanston, IL, and Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Birmingham include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Birmingham is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark K Bowen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2501 Compass Road; Suite 125
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Mark Bowen's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. Dr. Bowen attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. His areas of expertise include sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Bowen average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Rebecca Lynn Carl, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2150 Pfingsten Road
Glenbrook, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Carl practices pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Carl graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She completed her residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Her areas of expertise 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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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Cynthia Rose Labella, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
2150 Pfingsten Road
Glenbrook, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Labella's area of specialization is pediatric sports medicine. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Labella attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Labella has a special interest in concussion and sports injuries. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Her professional 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. Labella's 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. David F Beigler, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
2350 Ravine Way; Suite 600
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. David Beigler works as an orthopedic traumatologist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Beigler has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Beigler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric L Chehab, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2350 Ravine Way; Suite 600
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Eric Chehab is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Glenview, IL and Wilmette, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Chehab average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Chehab honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Chehab completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2350 Ravine Way; Suite 200
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Portland is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Portland has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Portland's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ciro Cirrincione, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
120 East Higgins Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Ciro Cirrincione's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Schaumburg, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Bartlett, IL. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Cirrincione's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, carpal tunnel surgery, and sports health. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and more. He is conversant in Italian. Dr. Cirrincione is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
2401 Ravine Way; Suite 103
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Robert McMillan is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He works in Glenview, IL and Wilmette, IL. Dr. McMillan's areas of clinical interest consist of knee surgery and hip surgery. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery and Grady Memorial Hospital, Dr. McMillan attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7447 W Talcott Avenue; Suite 500 Northwest Orthopaedic Associates Ltd
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Mahr, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Mahr studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Andreas Kodros, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2501 Compass Road; Suite 125
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Steven Kodros' areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kodros's clinical interests include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Kodros graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, fractures (broken bones), ankle fracture, foot fracture

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Eugene Papierski, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1990 E. Algonquin Road; Suite 200
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Paul Papierski's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Papierski graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Papierski include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. Dr. Papierski is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Papierski (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. Dr. Papierski has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Work Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Lalit Puri, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2180 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3100
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Lalit Puri is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Puri include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and trauma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore Medical Group. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Puri performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Puri takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Trauma

Dr. Taizoon Honeid Baxamusa, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
900 Rand Road; Suite 200
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Taizoon Baxamusa specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and general orthopedics. Dr. Baxamusa's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Baxamusa trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (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.
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