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 a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, pain, and sports health. Dr. Bare's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Bare graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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

Dr. Daniel Kuesis' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, ACL reconstruction, and carpal tunnel surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kuesis honors. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Partial Hip Replacement, Partial ... (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). Dr. McCormick graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Her clinical interests include spasticity, osteopathic medicine, and stroke rehabilitation. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and more. She 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. Dr. McCormick welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Matthew Gimre specializes in sports medicine and practices in Warrenville, IL, Bartlett, IL, and Glen Ellyn, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gimre include knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Gimre is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of MacNeal Hospital's residency program. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot ... (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. Dr. Murray's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Murray include sports health and fractures (broken bones). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Murray obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. 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. Stephen E Heim, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
820 S Il Route; 59 Ste 320
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Heim specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include sciatica, microsurgery, and spinal fusion. Dr. Heim accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Heim is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Heim is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Back Problems, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Neck Problems, Sciatica, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nirali Ritesh Parikh, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1000 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 203
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Nirali Parikh works as an internist in Glendale Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parikh include thyroid problems, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Parikh is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Parikh attended medical school at Government Medical College. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Chaudhary performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His clinical interests include vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chaudhary accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

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

Dr. Richard Leitzen is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Wheaton, IL, Dekalb, IL, and South Elgin, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Leitzen include diabetes, nail issues, and diabetic foot ulcers. Dr. Leitzen is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He 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. Michelle Lee Sagan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
880 W. Central
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Michelle Sagan's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her areas of expertise include scoliosis and orthopedic surgery. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sagan is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Sagan's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Fractures, Knee Problems, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Limb ... (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 physician who specializes in spine surgery and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: shoulder surgery and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Drake 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 Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Botsford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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 general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Maywood, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. Gnerlich accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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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. Angelos Alexander works as an obstetrician and gynecologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder surgery, gynecological problems, and cancer screening. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alexander takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Alexander performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Alexander (or staff) is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. Raymond Metz's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Metz's clinical interests include wrist replacement, upper extremity problems, and finger joint replacement. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally 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)

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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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