We found 125 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Glen Ellyn, IL.

Dr. John F Sarwark, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. John Sarwark, who practices in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Warrenville, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sarwark at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis, orthopedic surgery, and spina bifida. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sarwark accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is closed to new patients at this time. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. William Robert Ii Sterba II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
27650 Ferry Road; Suite 100
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. William Sterba practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Sterba is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Sterba is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Satheesh Muppavarapu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
26w171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Satheesh Muppavarapu is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. His clinical interests include amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and amputees. Dr. Muppavarapu is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He graduated from Guntur Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA EPO. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis

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

Dr. Beth Barnhardt Froese, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
515 Thornhill Drive
Carol Stream, IL
 

Dr. Beth Froese is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Her areas of expertise include the following: nerve conduction studies (NCS), trigger point injections, and osteoporosis. Dr. Froese honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Froese is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Nerve Conduction Studies, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman A Aliga, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic; 26w171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Norman Aliga is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Aliga (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Ilocano. These areas are among his clinical interests: amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Aliga graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of the Philippines and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Prosthetics, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Amputee ... (Read more)

Dr. Rebecca Lynn Carl, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Carl works as an orthopedist and pediatric sports medicine specialist. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She completed her residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Clinical interests for Dr. Carl include sports health. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. John Joseph Grayhack, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. John Grayhack is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Westchester, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Grayhack 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is not accepting new patients at this time. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Erik Charles Bennett King, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Erik King's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. King include scoliosis, cancer, and surgical procedures. Dr. King has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. King attended Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. King speaks Spanish. He is 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. Cynthia Rose Labella, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Labella is a pediatric sports medicine specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Warrenville, IL. She obtained her medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Labella has indicated that her clinical interests include concussion and sports injuries. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Labella has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic 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 her 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
140 East Loop Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Steven Gnatz works as a physiatrist in Carol Stream, IL, Homer Glen, IL, and Wheaton, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: joint injections, neck problems, and back problems. Dr. Gnatz is affiliated with Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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. Brian Michael Babka, MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine
27650 Ferry Road; Suite 100
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Brian Babka is a sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include concussion, overuse injuries, and sports health. Dr. Babka accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Babka's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Overuse Injuries, Musculoskeletal Problems, Concussion

Dr. Craig Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Craig Finlayson works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Finlayson has a special interest in ACL reconstruction and orthopedic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. 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. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Finlayson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

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

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

Dr. Hythem Shadid is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Saint Charles, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. He speaks Arabic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shadid include hip replacement, knee problems, and pain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Shadid attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All 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's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and spine problems. Dr. Gonzalez takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Gonzalez has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Tennis Elbow, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Nathaniel Scott Jones, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Nathaniel Jones works as a family practitioner and sports medicine specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports injuries and rehabilitation. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Jones is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Jones attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is conversant in Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Aaron Bare is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Warrenville, IL, Bartlett, IL, and Geneva, IL. Dr. Bare's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, pain, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bare attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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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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