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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. In Dr. Alpert's practice, he is particularly interested in shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff tear, and meniscus tear. Patient ratings for Dr. Alpert average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alpert is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. Martin Lanoff is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal injection, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lanoff at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Lanoff is professionally 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 practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Northeast Ohio Medical University and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Vora has a special interest in achilles tendon problems, foot arthroscopy, and foot reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Vora average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Vora is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Richard Rabinowitz is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Schaumburg, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Rabinowitz include cervical laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Rabinowitz graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rabinowitz at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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: 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 studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chams include knee replacement, rotator cuff injury, and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Chams average 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Christ Pavlatos' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Pavlatos's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. The average patient rating for Dr. Pavlatos is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Pavlatos 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. Craig Anthony Cummins, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
27401 W Highway; 22 Suite 125
Barrington, IL
 

Dr. Craig Cummins' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Cummins's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (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 addition to English, Dr. Patel speaks Gujarati. His clinical interests include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), arthroscopic surgery, and ankle replacement. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Patel's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS.

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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's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: upper extremity problems, wrist replacement, and wrist arthroscopy. Dr. Yaffe accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Yaffe attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Yaffe 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)

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

Dr. Stanford Tack specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include cervical (neck) spine problems, hand surgery procedures, and complex spine surgery. Dr. Tack is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. Dr. Tack has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Lowell Weil's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Des Plaines, IL and Libertyville, IL. He trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. These areas are among Dr. Weil's clinical interests: heel pain, arthritis, and ligament problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Unfortunately, Dr. Weil is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, arthritis

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

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

Dr. Burt Schell is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in general orthopedics, spine problems, and total joint replacement. Dr. Schell's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schell is a graduate of 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. Dr. Schell is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. John Stamelos is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Stamelos include spinal trauma, spinal pain, and neck pain. Dr. Stamelos is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Stamelos is open to new patients. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency.

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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.
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