We found 12 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Gurnee, IL.

Dr. Gregory E Crovetti, MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine
1419 Peterson Road
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Crovetti is a Libertyville, IL physician who specializes in sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Crovetti include musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Dr. Crovetti attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at West Suburban Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Crovetti is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Paul Eugene Papierski, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1419 Peterson Road
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Paul Papierski works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Schaumburg, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Libertyville, IL. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Papierski include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Papierski honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Papierski attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Papierski (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Papierski is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. Dr. Papierski is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Work Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
15 Tower Court; Suite 300
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Bob Sun is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Dr. Sun's areas of expertise consist of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Sun is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Anand Mahesh Vora, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
350 S. Greenleaf Street; Suite 405
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Anand Vora practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vora include achilles tendon problems, foot arthroscopy, and foot reconstruction. Dr. Vora is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Vora is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Achilles Tendon Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory George Caronis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
105 N Greenleaf Street
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Caronis, who practices in Gurnee, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Caronis's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University, Dr. Caronis attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Caronis (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Serafin M Deleon, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
350 S Greenleaf Street; Suite 405
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Serafin Deleon works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Gurnee, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Deleon include hand problems, wrist problems, and wrist arthroscopy. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Deleon takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Deleon attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Deleon is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2626 Washington Street
Waukegan, IL
 

Dr. David Fetter specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Waukegan, IL. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Albany Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fetter (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Vista Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Christ J Pavlatos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3021 Falling Waters Boulevard; Suite C
Lindenhurst, IL
 

Dr. Christ Pavlatos practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Pavlatos's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Pavlatos completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce C Summerville, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
350 S Greenleaf Street; Suite 405
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Summerville sees patients in Gurnee, IL, Lindenhurst, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Summerville trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Summerville include meniscus repair, cervical (neck) spine problems, and partial knee replacement. Patient reviews placed Dr. Summerville at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, ACL Injury, Partial Knee Replacement, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert A Hozman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
103 S. Greenleaf Street; Suite J
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Robert Hozman is an adult rheumatology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hozman include osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Hozman completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Hozman (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Polish, and Russian. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Stanford R Tack, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3021 Falling Waters Boulevard; Suite C
Lindenhurst, IL
 

Dr. Stanford Tack's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Tack's clinical interests include cervical (neck) spine problems, hand surgery procedures, and complex spine surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Dr. Tack's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Hip Problems, Complex Spine Surgery, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Barrett Collins, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
105 N Greenleaf Street
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Roger Collins' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Collins include sports health, shoulder replacement, and shoulder arthroscopy. He is an in-network provider for HFN, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Dr. Collins is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee ligament injuries, ligament problems, ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Shoulder Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (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.