We found 39 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Silver HMO 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 specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine and practices in Arlington Heights, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Louis include sciatica and joint pain. Dr. Louis attended St. Matthew's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Intern of the Year General Surgery and Intern of Year Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Louis is open to 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Lincolnshire, IL, Evanston, IL, and Chicago, IL. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Birmingham accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. Dr. Bowen's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bowen include sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Hospital for Special Surgery's residency program. Dr. Bowen has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. 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: , 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 sees patients in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prodromos include meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prodromos attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Prodromos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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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 is an orthopedist and pediatric sports medicine specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include sports health. Dr. Carl is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her professional training, Dr. Carl completed a residency program at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Carl takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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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 medical specialty 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Labella include concussion and sports injuries. She accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Labella has received the following distinction: 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: , 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 a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Beigler's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Beigler attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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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; he sees patients in Glenview, IL and Wilmette, IL. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital for Special Surgery's residency program. Dr. Chehab's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chehab 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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Cirrincione's areas of expertise include knee problems, carpal tunnel surgery, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Cirrincione attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Michael Reese Hospital for residency. He speaks Italian.

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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 specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. The average patient rating for Dr. Kodros is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kodros accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Kodros trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 in Schaumburg, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Libertyville, IL. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Papierski include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Papierski honors. 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. Dr. Papierski (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Papierski is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. Dr. Papierski is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Morton Grove, IL and Des Plaines, IL. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Baxamusa include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and general orthopedics. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Baxamusa's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and CIGNA HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cordes honors. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Cordes's hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kelikian include foot reconstruction, ankle problems, and ankle arthroscopy. Dr. Kelikian is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Kelikian is open to new patients. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He speaks 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. 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include cervical laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and tumor. Dr. Rabinowitz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Rabinowitz attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He is professionally 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 is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Winfield, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Chicago, IL. These areas are among Dr. Brasher's clinical interests: clubfoot, scoliosis, and newborn care. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. She attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Coventry, HFN, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brasher honors. She is open to new patients.

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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.