We found 109 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Simplicity near Elmhurst, IL.

Dr. William John Hopkinson, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
2160 South First Avenue, Maguire Center; Room 1700
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. William Hopkinson's areas of specialization are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Hopkinson's clinical interests include knee problems, sports health, and rehabilitation. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Community Care Network (CCN), and more. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hopkinson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Dr. Hopkinson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Satheesh Muppavarapu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
3450 Saratoga Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Satheesh Muppavarapu works as a physiatrist. Dr. Muppavarapu's areas of expertise include amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and amputees. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA EPO, and more. He attended medical school at Guntur Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Muppavarapu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis

All Interests: Prosthetics, Back Problems, Neck Problems, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rebecca Carl practices pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Carl graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She completed her residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Her areas of expertise 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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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Erik Charles Bennett King, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Erik King practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and New Lenox, IL. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In Dr. King's practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis, cancer, and surgical procedures. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. King is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Clubfoot, Hand Problems, Trauma

Dr. John F Sarwark, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Sarwark's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include scoliosis, orthopedic surgery, and spina bifida. Dr. Sarwark's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sarwark at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Scoliosis, Fractures, Sports Injuries, Orthopedic Surgery, Spina Bifida, Trauma

Dr. John Joseph Grayhack, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Grayhack's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Grayhack at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Cynthia Rose Labella, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Labella's area of specialization 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. Dr. Labella has a special interest in concussion and sports injuries. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Her professional 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 Dr. Labella's 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. Steven M Gnatz, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
2160 S First Avenue, Maguire Cente; Room 1700
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Steven Gnatz practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Carol Stream, IL, Homer Glen, IL, and Wheaton, IL. Dr. Gnatz's areas of expertise consist of joint injections, neck problems, and back problems. He is affiliated with Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Joint Injections, Rehabilitation

Dr. Craig Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Craig Finlayson specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Finlayson include ACL reconstruction and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Finlayson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Finlayson is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Arthroscopy, Orthopedic Surgery, ACL Reconstruction

Dr. Nathaniel Scott Jones, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
300 North York Street
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Nathaniel Jones' areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine; he sees patients in Melrose Park, IL, Elmhurst, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jones include sports injuries and rehabilitation. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Jones attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Jones is conversant in Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries, Rehabilitation

Dr. Nikhil Narayan Verma, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2450 S Wolf Rd :; Suite F
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Nikhil Verma's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Winfield, IL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Verma is professionally affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Verma attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Revision, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin Gilbert 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. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Domb include hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff injury, and minimally invasive hip replacement. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Domb's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, ACL injury

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

Dr. Shamin Catherine Jaffer Ladhani, PsyD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Psychology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Shamin Ladhani practices pain medicine and psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ladhani include depression, anxiety, and arthritis. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Ladhani's professional affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - All Saints. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Nutrition Issues, Chronic Pain Management, Arthritis, Health Coaching, Pain Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas A Evans, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Douglas Evans' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Evans is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Evans include shoulder injury, knee arthroscopy, and shoulder arthroscopy. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Evans honors. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Evans's hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Relevant Interests: , tendon ruptures (tears), fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Hip Arthroscopy, Tendon Ruptures, Fractures, Shoulder Injury, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles A Bush-Joseph, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2450 S Wolf Rd :; Suite F
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Chicago, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Westchester, IL. His areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. Patients rated Dr. Bush-Joseph highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Bush-Joseph attended the University of Michigan Medical School and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bush-Joseph is professionally affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Prempreet Singh Bajaj, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Prempreet Bajaj's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Bajaj's clinical interests encompass pain, spine problems, and rehabilitation. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Bajaj (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Bajaj is affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Rehabilitation

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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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