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

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

Dr. Demetrios Louis sees patients in Arlington Heights, IL. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. After completing medical school at St. Matthew's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. In Dr. Louis's practice, he is particularly interested in sciatica and joint pain. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Louis has received include Intern of the Year General Surgery and Intern of Year Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Lincolnshire, IL, Evanston, IL, and Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Birmingham include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Birmingham is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bowen include sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Bowen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bowen is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bowen is accepting 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. Chadwick C Prodromos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1714 Milwaukee Avenue
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Chadwick Prodromos specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave Dr. Prodromos an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Rush Oak Park Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Prodromos graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Prodromos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Polish.

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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 orthopedist and pediatric sports medicine specialist. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She completed her residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Clinical interests for Dr. Carl include sports health. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a pediatric sports medicine specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Warrenville, IL. She obtained her medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Labella has indicated that her clinical interests include concussion and sports injuries. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Labella has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Her 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 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 is an orthopedic trauma specialist and sports medicine specialist in Glenview, IL and Wilmette, IL. Dr. Beigler 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. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Glenview, IL and Wilmette, IL. Dr. Chehab's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chehab accepts. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he 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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Schaumburg, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Bartlett, IL. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Clinical interests for Dr. Cirrincione include knee problems, carpal tunnel surgery, and sports health. Dr. Cirrincione is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Cirrincione is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. His clinical interests include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. Dr. Kodros is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. His professional affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kodros welcomes 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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Schaumburg, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Libertyville, IL. Dr. Papierski (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. Dr. Papierski is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Papierski attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Papierski takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), 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. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and general orthopedics. Dr. Baxamusa is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Baxamusa takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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 is an orthopedic surgeon in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Cordes's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and CIGNA HMO. Dr. Cordes obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is professionally 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: , 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 works as an orthopedist. The average patient rating for Dr. Kelikian is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot reconstruction, ankle problems, and ankle arthroscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelikian welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kelikian trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kelikian is conversant in Armenian.

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

Dr. Aimee Brasher is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She works in Winfield, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Chicago, IL. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Brasher include clubfoot, scoliosis, and newborn care. She accepts Coventry, HFN, and HealthSmart, 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 Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Brasher's office for an appointment.

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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)

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

Dr. Richard Rabinowitz, who practices in Schaumburg, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include cervical laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and tumor. The average patient rating for Dr. Rabinowitz is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rabinowitz takes. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Rabinowitz's training includes a residency program 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, Artificial Disc ... (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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