We found 14 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 a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave Dr. Alpert an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff tear, and meniscus tear. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Delnor Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Alpert has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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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)

Dr. Martin P Lanoff, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
555 Corporate Woods Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Martin Lanoff specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Lanoff has indicated that his clinical interests include spinal injection, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Dr. Lanoff is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Anand Mahesh Vora, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Anand Vora is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vora include knee problems, achilles tendon problems, and foot arthroscopy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vora takes. Dr. Vora's education and training includes medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Achilles tendon problems, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Rabinowitz works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Schaumburg, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. Dr. Rabinowitz's clinical interests include cervical laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and tumor. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Rabinowitz attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Roger Chams practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Chams graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His clinical interests include knee replacement, rotator cuff injury, and sports health. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Chams's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. John N Stamelos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
600 W Lake Cook Road; #160
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. John Stamelos is an orthopedic surgeon. 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 at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stamelos include spinal trauma, spinal pain, and neck pain. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Stamelos speaks Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Hip Problems, Neck Pain, Occupational Health Issues, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Christ Jerry Pavlatos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Christ Pavlatos' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Pavlatos include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Pavlatos attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Pavlatos's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
125 E Lake Cook Road
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. David Schafer specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Vernon Hills, IL and Buffalo Grove, IL. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Schafer is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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)

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

Dr. Narendra Patel works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Schaumburg, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. He speaks Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), arthroscopic surgery, and ankle replacement. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Schaumburg, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Bartlett, IL. Dr. Yaffe's clinical interests include upper extremity problems, wrist replacement, and finger joint replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Yaffe accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS.

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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)

Dr. Stanford R Tack, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Stanford Tack works as an orthopedic surgeon in Libertyville, IL, Lindenhurst, IL, and Grayslake, IL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tack include cervical (neck) spine problems, hand surgery procedures, and complex spine surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tack completed 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Burt E Schell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Burt Schell's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Schell include general orthopedics, spine problems, and total joint replacement. Dr. Schell honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, he 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. Dr. Schell 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

Lowell Scott Weil Jr.
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1900 Hollister Drive; Suite 160
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Lowell Weil's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Des Plaines, IL and Libertyville, IL. His areas of expertise include heel pain, arthritis, and ligament problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weil honors. He trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He is closed to 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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
27401 W Highway; 22 Suite 125
Barrington, IL
 

Dr. David Norbeck's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Norbeck include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Norbeck takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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)

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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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