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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Elgin, IL, Geneva, IL, and Barrington, IL. He is especially interested in shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff tear, and meniscus tear. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alpert takes. 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. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Alpert has an open panel.

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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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Lanoff has a special interest in spinal injection, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lanoff takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to 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, who practices in Libertyville, IL, Chicago, IL, and Gurnee, IL, is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Vora attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Vora include knee problems, achilles tendon problems, and foot arthroscopy. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vora's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Richard Rabinowitz's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rabinowitz include cervical laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and tumor. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Rabinowitz obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rabinowitz at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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: 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, who practices in Grayslake, IL and Libertyville, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Chams's clinical interests: knee replacement, rotator cuff injury, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Chams attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chams accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stamelos include spinal trauma, spinal pain, and neck pain. The average patient rating for Dr. Stamelos is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Stamelos attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is conversant in Greek. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Libertyville, IL, Lindenhurst, IL, and Grayslake, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. Dr. Pavlatos is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Pavlatos trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He welcomes 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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Schafer honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), arthroscopic surgery, and ankle replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is conversant in Gujarati.

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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. He practices in Schaumburg, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Bartlett, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yaffe include upper extremity problems, wrist replacement, and finger joint replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Libertyville, IL, Lindenhurst, IL, and Grayslake, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: cervical (neck) spine problems, hand surgery procedures, and complex spine surgery. Dr. Tack is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tack trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He welcomes 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Libertyville, IL. He is rated highly by his patients. In Dr. Schell's practice, he is particularly interested in general orthopedics, spine problems, and total joint replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Schell accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency.

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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 works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. Dr. Weil's 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 accepts. He trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. Dr. Weil is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. 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

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

Dr. David Norbeck is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Barrington, IL. Dr. Norbeck's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch 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)

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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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