We found 14 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept WellPoint near Hoffman Estates, IL.

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

Dr. Aaron Bare is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Warrenville, IL, Bartlett, IL, and Geneva, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Bare include knee problems, pain, and sports health. Dr. Bare is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Bare attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bare has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Sarah McCormick's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Clinical interests for Dr. McCormick include spasticity, osteopathic medicine, and stroke rehabilitation. Dr. McCormick is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Dr. McCormick attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. McCormick has received the following distinction: 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. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spinal Cord Injuries, Spasticity, Stroke ... (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. Matthew D Gimre, MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine
820 S Il Route; 59 Ste 320
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Gimre's area of specialization is sports medicine. Before performing his residency at MacNeal Hospital, Dr. Gimre attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Gimre include knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. Dr. Gimre takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Gimre is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He 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. 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. Michelle Lee Sagan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
880 W. Central
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Michelle Sagan's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sagan is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Sagan attended the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Fractures, Knee Problems, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Limb ... (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. Nirali Ritesh Parikh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1000 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 203
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Nirali Parikh practices general internal medicine in Glendale Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parikh include thyroid problems, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Parikh's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Parikh has an open panel. She attended medical school at Government Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gregory Drake specializes in spine surgery and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Village, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in shoulder surgery and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Drake is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Botsford Hospital. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Kamran A Chaudhary, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
80 W. Hillcrest Boulevard; Suite 208
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary works as an adult rheumatologist. His areas of expertise include the following: vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Chaudhary attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chaudhary honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, musculoskeletal problems, joint problems, gout

All Interests: Depression, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Raymond Joseph Metz Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2380 Lakewood Boulevard
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Raymond Metz is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Metz attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include wrist replacement, upper extremity problems, and finger joint replacement. Dr. Metz accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Wrist Replacement, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Peripheral Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Lynn Gnerlich, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
800 Biesterfield Road; Cancer Center Suite 110
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Gnerlich is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Gnerlich include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and soft tissue sarcoma. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Gnerlich attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Liver Tumor, Whipple Procedure, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

Dr. Angelos Alexander, DO
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 335, Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Angelo Alexander sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL. His medical specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. His clinical interests include bladder surgery, gynecological problems, and cancer screening. Dr. Alexander has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Alexander is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alexander (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Laser Surgery, Bladder Surgery, Gynecological ... (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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