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We found 12 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna HMO near Evergreen Park, IL.

Dr. Khalid Mohammed Yousuf, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2850 W 95th Street; Suite 106
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Khalid Yousuf works as an orthopedist. His areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, hip injury, and sports health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yousuf honors. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Yousuf (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Total Hip Replacement, Hip Revision, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ginny L Hendricks, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2850 W 95th Street; Suite 101
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Ginny Hendricks works as a family practice physician in Evergreen Park, IL. She is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Hendricks graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hendricks honors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Immunization, Sports Physicals, Arthritis, Newborn Care, Injuries

Dr. Wayne Crispus Williamson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
11600 S. Kedzie; #k
Merrionette Park, IL
 

Dr. Wayne Williamson practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He is especially interested in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Williamson is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Williamson is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma

Dr. Sanjay Kirit Patari, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11012 S. Western Avenue
Calumet Park, IL
 

Dr. Sanjay Patari specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Hoffman Estates, IL, Bloomingdale, IL, and Calumet Park, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Patari average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patari's clinical interests include heel surgery, finger joint replacement, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Patari attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Patari (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, ligament problems, arthritis, bone problems, ACL injury, ankle fracture

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Heel Surgery, ACL Injury, Ankle Fracture, Wrist Replacement, Wrist ... (Read more)

Sarah Kaye Mahowald
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
4650 Southwest Highway
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Mahowald practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetic foot ulcers, sports health, and biomechanics. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahowald honors. For her professional training, Dr. Mahowald completed a residency program at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Mahowald speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Biomechanics, Wounds, Trauma

Dr. Priya Bhatia Raju, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9125 S Pulaski Road
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Priya Raju's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Raju's clinical interests include lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raju takes. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Raju's medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Igbo, French, and Gujarati. She is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Raju's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Gout, ... (Read more)

Dr. Abdallah Al Tarshan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2955 W 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Abdallah Altarshan's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. His clinical interests include diabetes. Dr. Altarshan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Altarshan's residency was performed at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Bone Disease, Diabetes, Obesity, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Junaid A Makda, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2850 W 95th Street; Suite 106
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Junaid Makda works as an orthopedist in Oak Lawn, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. Dr. Makda (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. His clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, hip injury, and sports health. Dr. Makda's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Makda is a graduate of Rush Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Total Hip Replacement, Hip Revision, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert J Kash, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6545 W. Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robert Kash is a general internist. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and atrial fibrillation. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP) and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kash studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kash trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Kash's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, arthritis, gout

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Joint Pain, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald V Woznica Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6283 S Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Donald Woznica's medical specialty is family medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Woznica attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Woznica accepts. Dr. Woznica is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis, musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, ACL injury, gout

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, ACL Injury, Immunization, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergic Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dilip M Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
6134 S Harlem Avenue
Summit, IL
 

Dr. Dilip Shah sees patients in Summit Argo, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Shah is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College Baroda. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Depression, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Asthma, Fatigue, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Yelena Boumendjel
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
4650 Southwest Highway
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Yelena Boumendjel practices foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry. She speaks Russian. Dr. Boumendjel's professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. She trained at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boumendjel honors. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Sports Injuries, Foot Problems, Correctional Health

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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.