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We found 39 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Open Access near Des Plaines, IL.

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

Dr. Demetrios Louis is an Arlington Heights, IL physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. In his practice, Dr. Louis focuses on sciatica and joint pain. He obtained his medical school training at St. Matthew's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Louis takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Intern of the Year General Surgery and Intern of Year Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Louis has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain

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

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

Dr. Patrick Birmingham sees patients in Lincolnshire, IL, Evanston, IL, and Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Birmingham is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Birmingham trained at George Washington University Medical Center for his residency. He 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Bowen has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Bowen include sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bowen is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

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

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

Dr. Chadwick Prodromos works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Prodromos's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Rush Oak Park Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prodromos's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Prodromos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek.

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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. Rebecca Lynn Carl, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2150 Pfingsten Road
Glenbrook, 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. Cynthia Rose Labella, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
2150 Pfingsten Road
Glenbrook, 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. David F Beigler, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
2350 Ravine Way; Suite 600
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. David Beigler's specialties are orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He practices in Glenview, IL and Wilmette, IL. He is affiliated with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Beigler accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, 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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Chehab's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Chehab completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is 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)

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

Dr. Ciro Cirrincione specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Schaumburg, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Bartlett, IL. These areas are among Dr. Cirrincione's clinical interests: knee problems, carpal tunnel surgery, and sports health. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cirrincione takes. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cirrincione completed a residency program at Michael Reese Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Dr. Cirrincione is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Steven Kodros works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. Dr. Kodros is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kodros has an open panel. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Kodros completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Papierski's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Papierski graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Papierski's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Work Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Taizoon Baxamusa works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Morton Grove, IL and Des Plaines, IL. Dr. Baxamusa is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Baxamusa include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and general orthopedics. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Baxamusa's training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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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)

Dr. Scott D Cordes, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2501 Compass Road; Suite 125
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Scott Cordes, who practices in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Cordes honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, CIGNA HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Cordes attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Armen Siragsn Kelikian, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2180 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3100
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Armen Kelikian's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kelikian is conversant in Armenian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kelikian include foot reconstruction, ankle problems, and ankle arthroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kelikian's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kelikian is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ankle fracture, foot fracture

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

Dr. Richard Seth Rabinowitz, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
120 East Higgins Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Richard Rabinowitz's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rabinowitz include cervical laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and tumor. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Posterior Spinal Fusion, Anterior Spinal Fusion, Cervical Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Disc ... (Read more)

Dr. Aimee E Brasher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
900 Rand Road; Suite 200
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Aimee Brasher's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her clinical interests include clubfoot, scoliosis, and newborn care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Brasher takes Coventry, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Brasher completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Hip Dysplasia, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Scoliosis, Fractures, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (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.