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We found 18 sports medicine providers who accept Great-West Healthcare PPO near Downers Grove, IL.

Dr. William Robert Ii Sterba II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. William Sterba practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Sterba's areas of expertise include knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sterba has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Joint Reconstruction, Hip Problems, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Rebecca Lynn Carl, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, 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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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
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Grayhack sees patients in Westchester, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Grayhack is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Grayhack is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He is not currently accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Laura M Powers, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Laura Lemke is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. She works in Winfield, IL, Csf, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Lemke include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Lemke is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. After completing medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Clubfoot

Dr. Hythem P Shadid, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
444 N Park Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Hythem Shadid is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. These areas are among Dr. Shadid's clinical interests: hip replacement, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Shadid is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Shadid's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julio C Gonzalez Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 240
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Julio Gonzalez specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and spine problems. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Shoulder Problems, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Tennis Elbow, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Raghu Rao Pulluru, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Raghu Pulluru works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Pulluru attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Pulluru is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Aaron A Bare, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 300
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Aaron Bare's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, pain, and sports health. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bare is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bare studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bare completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Bare has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew D Gimre, MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 300
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Gimre practices sports medicine. Dr. Gimre's clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at MacNeal Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Gimre is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce J Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Podiatry, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2001 N Gary Avenue; Suite 230
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Goldberg's medical specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, knee replacement, and overuse injuries. Dr. Goldberg's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldberg studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Lower Back Pain, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven E Mayer, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 300
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Steven Mayer's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Mayer is 1.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mayer include knee problems, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and sports health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Mayer graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Neck Problems, Nerve Conduction ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin G Domb, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1010 Executive Court; Suite 250
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Domb is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Domb include hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff injury, and minimally invasive hip replacement. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Domb takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Hampton Dairyko Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4115 Fairview Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Dairyko is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Dairyko takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Dr. John L Reilly, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
4115 Fairview Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. John Reilly is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine specialist in Naperville, IL, Elmhurst, IL, and Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Reilly's clinical interests include sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Reilly is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health

Dr. Rahul R Gokhale, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4115 Fairview Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Rahul Gokhale, who practices in Downers Grove, IL and Elmhurst, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include knee injury, rotator cuff injury, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Gokhale accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Knee Pain, Shoulder Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Knee Injury, Rotator Cuff ... (Read more)

Dr. Vijay B Thangamani, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4115 Fairview Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Vijay Thangamani works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Downers Grove, IL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Thangamani at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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.