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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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Yousuf (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yousuf include carpal tunnel surgery, hip injury, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Yousuf accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to 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. Ginny L Hendricks, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2850 W 95th Street; Suite 101
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Ginny Hendricks specializes in family medicine. She is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hendricks is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Sanjay Patari's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Hoffman Estates, IL, Bloomingdale, IL, and Calumet Park, IL. Dr. Patari's areas of expertise include heel surgery, finger joint replacement, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patari accepts. Dr. Patari graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Patari (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Wayne Williamson is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He has a special interest in diabetes, heart problems, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Dr. Williamson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Williamson's office for an appointment. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Sarah Mahowald specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Chicago, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetic foot ulcers, sports health, and biomechanics. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahowald takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Her residency was performed at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Mahowald speaks Spanish.

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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 is an adult nephrology specialist in Evergreen Park, IL and Orland Park, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Raju include lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Raju completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Raju (or staff) is conversant in Igbo, French, and Gujarati. Her professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She is open to new patients.

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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 medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Before completing his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Dr. Altarshan attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. In Dr. Altarshan's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Altarshan honors. 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Oak Lawn, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. His areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, hip injury, and sports health. Dr. Makda honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Makda attended Rush Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Makda (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Makda welcomes new patients.

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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 sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and atrial fibrillation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP) and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kash obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes 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. His areas of expertise include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. Dr. Woznica honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 practices general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah graduated from Medical College Baroda. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with 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 works as a foot and ankle surgeon and general podiatrist. She is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Boumendjel's office for an appointment. She completed her residency training at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Dr. Boumendjel is conversant in Russian.

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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.