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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sterba include knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and arthritis. Dr. Sterba is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Sterba's practice is open to new patients. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency.

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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's specialties are pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Carl 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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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's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Westchester, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Grayhack is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Grayhack completed residency programs at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grayhack takes. Dr. Grayhack has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. Hythem Shadid is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shadid include hip replacement, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shadid takes. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Shadid's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. His 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 practices family medicine and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and spine problems. Dr. Gonzalez is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Gonzalez studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He speaks Spanish.

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Laura Lemke works as a pediatric orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Lemke takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University, Dr. Lemke attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Lemke is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Surgery

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 orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Pulluru include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Pulluru is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pulluru is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Bare's clinical interests include knee problems, pain, and sports health. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bare takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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 Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 300
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Gimre's specialty is sports medicine. Dr. Gimre's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at MacNeal Hospital.

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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 areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine; he sees patients in Wheaton, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, knee replacement, and overuse injuries. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Goldberg studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Goldberg completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Lower Back Pain, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (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 average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Dairyko attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Dairyko is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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

Dr. Steven Mayer's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine; he sees patients in Warrenville, IL, Naperville, IL, and Geneva, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mayer include knee problems, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and sports health. Dr. Mayer is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mayer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Domb speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff injury, and minimally invasive hip replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Domb studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA).

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

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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sports health. Dr. Reilly accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Reilly studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is professionally 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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Downers Grove, IL and Elmhurst, IL. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Gokhale's clinical interests include knee injury, rotator cuff injury, and knee arthroscopy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He is professionally 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Downers Grove, IL. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thangamani honors. 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.