We found 31 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept PHCS EPO 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 area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Alexander's training includes residency programs at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. Her distinctions include: US News Top Doctor; Golden Apple Award, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital (Chicago, Illinois); and Abby Prince Award for Outstanding Resident Contribution. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Alexander's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine and practices in Elgin, IL, McHenry, IL, and Barrington, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Prunskis accepts Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Prunskis attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. Dr. Prunskis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lithuanian and Spanish. His 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. Luz Amparo Feldmann, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1100 W. Central Road; Suite 307
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Luz Feldmann's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. She practices in Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Feldmann speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: migraine, nerve block, and pain management. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Her education and training includes medical school at National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Feldmann's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for United Healthcare HMO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain

All Interests: Pain, Facial Pain, Headache, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Joint Pain, Cancer ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daniel Kuesis specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kuesis include knee problems, ACL reconstruction, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Kuesis is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Kuesis attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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. 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 is a foot doctor, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, knee replacement, and overuse injuries. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Goldberg attended Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldberg honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Murray's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Murray's areas of expertise include the following: sports health and fractures (broken bones). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Murray 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. Ankur M Chhadia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 565, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Ankur Chhadia's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chhadia include hip replacement, knee replacement, and carpal tunnel surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. Dr. Chhadia is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

All Interests: Dupuytren's Contracture, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Terri Dallas-Prunskis' medical specialty is interventional pain medicine. Her areas of expertise include phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. Dr. Dallas-Prunskis obtained her medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Howard University Hospital. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Howard I Freedberg, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 565, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Howard Freedberg, who practices in Bartlett, IL, Elgin, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and ankle problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Freedberg at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delphi, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freedberg accepts. Dr. Freedberg 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 has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Daniel Odell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
375 S Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Sean Odell is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include steroid injections, ACL reconstruction, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Delphi, and more. Dr. Odell attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthritis, Trigger Point Injections, Steroid Injections, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eugene Lopez is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Lopez is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Lopez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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)

Dr. Richard Seth Rabinowitz, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
929 West Higgins Road
Schaumburg, 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. Bryan Andrew Bertoglio, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 2400, Building 3
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Bryan Bertoglio's medical specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: carpal tunnel surgery, cervical laminectomy, and artificial disc replacement. Dr. Bertoglio is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for his residency. Dr. Bertoglio is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Richard Royal Leitzen
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
403 Irving Park Road
Streamwood, IL
 

Dr. Richard Leitzen practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Wheaton, IL, Dekalb, IL, and South Elgin, IL. Dr. Leitzen's areas of expertise include diabetes, nail issues, and diabetic foot ulcers. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Leitzen is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Fractures, Ligament Problems, Laser Treatment, Physical Therapy Treatment, Diabetes, Nail Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanjay Kirit Patari, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1585 N Barrington Road; Suite 101
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Sanjay Patari practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Hoffman Estates, IL, Bloomingdale, IL, and Calumet Park, IL. Dr. Patari (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patari's areas of expertise include the following: heel surgery, finger joint replacement, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Patari's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, ligament problems, arthritis, bone problems, ACL injury, ankle fracture

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Heel Surgery, ACL Injury, Ankle Fracture, Wrist Replacement, Wrist ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bruce Montella practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Elk Grove Village, IL. His areas of expertise include laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Montella has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Montella attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Posterior Spinal Fusion, Anterior Spinal Fusion, Kyphoplasty, Anterior Cervical Fusion, Posterior ... (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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