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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 is a rehabilitation physician. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Alexander studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Alexander completed residency programs at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Alexander has received the following distinctions: US News Top Doctor; Golden Apple Award, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital (Chicago, Illinois); and Abby Prince Award for Outstanding Resident Contribution. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Delnor Hospital. She is open to 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 is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Elgin, IL, McHenry, IL, and Barrington, IL. Dr. Prunskis's areas of expertise include the following: phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Prunskis completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Prunskis (or staff) speaks 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. Daniel Thomas Kuesis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2380 Lakewood Boulevard
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Kuesis' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, ACL reconstruction, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Kuesis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Kuesis is professionally 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. Luz Amparo Feldmann, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1100 W. Central Road; Suite 307
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Luz Feldmann is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Feldmann include migraine, nerve block, and pain management. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HMO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. In addition to English, Dr. Feldmann speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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. 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 medical specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, knee replacement, and overuse injuries. Dr. Goldberg's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldberg studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency.

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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, who practices in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Murray attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine. In Dr. Murray's practice, he is particularly interested in sports health and fractures (broken bones). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Murray is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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 an interventional pain medicine specialist in McHenry, IL, Elgin, IL, and Itasca, IL. Her clinical interests include phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. Dr. Dallas-Prunskis is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. She graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Howard University Hospital. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as 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. 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Bartlett, IL, Elgin, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. He speaks Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chhadia include hip replacement, knee replacement, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Chhadia is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Chhadia studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Sean Odell is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: steroid injections, ACL reconstruction, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Odell honors. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Eugene Lopez sees patients in Elk Grove Village, IL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Lopez is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lopez include carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Lopez attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Lopez 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)

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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Bartlett, IL, Elgin, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Freedberg attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. His areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and ankle problems. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delphi, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. Dr. Freedberg is 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. Richard Seth Rabinowitz, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
929 West Higgins Road
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Richard Rabinowitz's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rabinowitz include cervical laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and tumor. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. 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, Cervical Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Disc ... (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. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, nail issues, and diabetic foot ulcers. Dr. Leitzen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. His training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Leitzen welcomes 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 is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Hoffman Estates, IL, Bloomingdale, IL, and Calumet Park, IL. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include heel surgery, finger joint replacement, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Patari accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Patari (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patari's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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)

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

Dr. Bruce Montella specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Montella include laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Montella is rated highly by his patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Montella honors. Dr. Montella is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. 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)

Dr. Gregory Nelson Drake, DO
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Spine Surgery
2300 Lakewood Boulevard
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Drake is a spine surgeon and orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Drake's areas of expertise include the following: shoulder surgery and spine surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Drake attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Botsford Hospital for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures

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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.