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We found 13 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Hickory Hills, IL.

Dr. Joshua M Alpert, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
420 North Northwest Highway; Unit M
Barrington, IL
 

Dr. Joshua Alpert is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Elgin, IL, Geneva, IL, and Barrington, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff tear, and meniscus tear. Dr. Alpert is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Alpert is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Alpert welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry, Sports Medicine
1900 Hollister Drive; Suite 160
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Lowell Weil's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery, general podiatry, and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weil include heel pain, arthritis, and ligament problems. Dr. Weil accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. His training includes residency programs at Graduate Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Weil is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Plantar Fasciitis, Ligament Problems, Heel Pain, Arthritis, Bunions

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Specializes in Physiatry
555 Corporate Woods Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Martin Lanoff specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise include the following: spinal injection, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Lanoff average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lanoff's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Electromyography, Occupational Health Issues, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Seth Rabinowitz, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
404 North Mchenry Road
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Richard Rabinowitz's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Schaumburg, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rabinowitz include cervical laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and tumor. Dr. Rabinowitz is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rabinowitz honors.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Posterior Spinal Fusion, Anterior Spinal Fusion, Cervical Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Disc ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger N Chams, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Roger Chams, who practices in Grayslake, IL and Libertyville, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Chams's clinical interests: knee replacement, rotator cuff injury, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Chams's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Ultrasound, Shoulder Replacement, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Anand Vora works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist in Libertyville, IL, Chicago, IL, and Gurnee, IL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Vora's practice, he is particularly interested in achilles tendon problems, foot arthroscopy, and foot reconstruction. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Vora is not currently accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Vora's residency was performed 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. Craig Anthony Cummins, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
27401 W Highway; 22 Suite 125
Barrington, IL
 

Dr. Craig Cummins specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Cummins attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. Patient ratings for Dr. Cummins average 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cummins accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Christ Pavlatos' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Pavlatos highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pavlatos include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pavlatos's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Pavlatos attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Narendra R Patel
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
404 North Mchenry Road
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Narendra Patel's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Schaumburg, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), arthroscopic surgery, and ankle replacement. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He is conversant in Gujarati. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: MRI, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Occupational Therapy Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Aaron Yaffe, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
404 North Mchenry Road
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Mark Yaffe is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Yaffe's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His clinical interests include upper extremity problems, wrist replacement, and wrist arthroscopy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Finger Joint Replacement, Basal Joint Arthroplasty, Wrist Replacement, Wrist ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Stanford Tack's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tack include cervical (neck) spine problems, hand surgery procedures, and complex spine surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tack takes. Dr. Tack graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Burt Schell is an orthopedic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Schell include general orthopedics, spine problems, and total joint replacement. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schell accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Schell performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Hip Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Total Joint Replacement

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
600 W Lake Cook Road; #160
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. John Stamelos specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Buffalo Grove, IL. His areas of expertise include spinal trauma, spinal pain, and neck pain. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Stamelos attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Stamelos honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Shoulder Reconstruction, Neck Pain, Occupational Health Issues, Spinal Pain, Fractures, Knee ... (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.