We found 46 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna HMO near Hoffman Estates, IL.

Dr. Bonita S Peterson Alexander, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
800 Biesterfield Road; Eberle Building, Suite 635
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Bonita Alexander's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Alexander attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her distinctions include: US News Top Doctor; Golden Apple Award, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital (Chicago, Illinois); and Abby Prince Award for Outstanding Resident Contribution. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Alexander is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis

All Interests: Scleroderma, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Spinal Stenosis, Low Vision, Stroke, Vertigo, Muscular ... (Read more)

Dr. John V Prunskis, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
650 E Devon
Itasca, IL
 

Dr. John Prunskis' specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He practices in Elgin, IL, McHenry, IL, and Barrington, IL. Patients rated Dr. Prunskis highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. He is in-network for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Prunskis (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Spanish. Dr. Prunskis's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Centegra Health System, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Facial Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Joint Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Fitzgerald McCormick, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
955 Beisner Road; Suite 1509
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Sarah McCormick is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for her residency. Dr. McCormick's areas of expertise include the following: spasticity, osteopathic medicine, and stroke rehabilitation. Dr. McCormick is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Outstanding Bedside Teacher Award, RIC/Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spinal Cord Injuries, Spasticity, Stroke ... (Read more)

Dr. Aaron A Bare, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
820 Route; 59 Ste 320
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Aaron Bare is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Warrenville, IL, Bartlett, IL, and Geneva, IL. Dr. Bare's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, pain, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bare attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Matthew D Gimre, MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine
820 S Il Route; 59 Ste 320
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Gimre is a sports medicine specialist in Warrenville, IL, Bartlett, IL, and Glen Ellyn, IL. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at MacNeal Hospital. Dr. Gimre's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Gimre is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Shana Leah Margolis, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
935 Beisner Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Shana Margolis is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist. She speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Margolis's clinical interests: joint injections and botox injection. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Margolis has received professional recognition including the following: Best Resident Presentation, Critical Review of the Literature. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, osteoarthritis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), sprains

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Incontinence, Scoliosis, Fibromyalgia, Lumbar ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Thomas Kuesis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2380 Lakewood Boulevard
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Kuesis is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Kuesis's areas of expertise include knee problems, ACL reconstruction, and carpal tunnel surgery. 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 Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Kuesis has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Partial Hip Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicole M Otanicar, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 635
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Nicole Wysocki's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Her areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis and women's health issues. Dr. Wysocki takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Wysocki trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Walter S. Heller Chief Resident Award Harris Resident Award Resident Award for Teaching Excellence. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wysocki's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bone problems, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Bone Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Bruce J Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Podiatry, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 205, Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Goldberg's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldberg include knee problems, knee replacement, and overuse injuries. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Goldberg attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Goldberg is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldberg accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Lower Back Pain, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheryl Lynn Lipnick, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1585 N. Barrington Road, Suite 101; Drives Building 2
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Sheryl Lipnick works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Lipnick's areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, heel surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lipnick obtained her medical school training at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, musculoskeletal injuries, ligament problems, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury, ankle fracture

All Interests: Heel Surgery, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Partial Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Aaron Murray, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2380 Lakewood Boulevard
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Murray, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Murray performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: sports health and fractures (broken bones). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Murray accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures

Dr. Terri L Dallas-Prunskis, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
650 E Devon
Itasca, IL
 

Dr. Terri Dallas-Prunskis is a specialist in interventional pain medicine. Dr. Dallas-Prunskis's areas of expertise include the following: phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Howard University Hospital for residency. Dr. Dallas-Prunskis is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Facial Pain, Hip Pain, Shoulder Problems, Joint Pain, Fractures, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Ciro Cirrincione, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
929 W Higgins Road
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Ciro Cirrincione works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Schaumburg, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Bartlett, IL. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Clinical interests for Dr. Cirrincione include knee problems, carpal tunnel surgery, and sports health. Dr. Cirrincione is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine and residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Cirrincione is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
901 West Biesterfield Road; Suite 300
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Eugene Lopez is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Elk Grove Village, IL. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Lopez's areas of expertise include the following: carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lopez attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, joint problems, ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Partial Hip Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry
901 Biesterfield Road; Suite 207
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Mrunal Panchal, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Panchal has a special interest in trigger point injections, multiple sclerosis (MS), and electromyography (EMG). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Panchal (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Trigger ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Eugene Papierski, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2000 E. Algonquin Road
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Paul Papierski specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Schaumburg, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Libertyville, IL. Dr. Papierski (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. Dr. Papierski is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. 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. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Papierski takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Work Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, 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.
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