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We found 13 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept WellPoint near Hoffman Estates, IL.

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

Dr. Daniel Kuesis is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Kuesis include knee problems, ACL reconstruction, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Kuesis 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 works as a podiatrist, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Goldberg is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldberg's areas of expertise include knee problems, knee replacement, and overuse injuries. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Goldberg attended Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Murray's areas of clinical interest consist of sports health and fractures (broken bones). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Murray is professionally 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. Aaron A Bare, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
820 Route; 59 Ste 320
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Aaron Bare's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Bare honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He 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.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Pain, ... (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 specialist in sports medicine. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at MacNeal Hospital for residency. Dr. Gimre takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. In her practice, she is particularly interested in scoliosis and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Sagan accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Sagan is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Jennifer Gnerlich sees patients in Maywood, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Her medical specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. Gnerlich's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Gnerlich attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Liver Tumor, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Bile Duct Cancer, Laparoscopic ... (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. The average patient rating for Dr. Drake is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: shoulder surgery and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Drake takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Drake completed a residency program at Botsford Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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. His training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Leitzen include diabetic foot ulcers, laser treatment, and X-rays. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leitzen accepts. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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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 is an internist in Glendale Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. These areas are among her clinical interests: cancer screening, contraception (birth control), and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Parikh's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. After completing medical school at Government Medical College, Dr. Parikh performed her residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parikh takes.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Raymond Metz practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Metz include wrist replacement, upper extremity problems, and finger joint replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Metz's education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Metz takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary specializes in adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Chaudhary is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Chaudhary attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Chaudhary's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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

Dr. Angelo Alexander is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alexander's areas of expertise include the following: bladder surgery, gynecological problems, and cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alexander takes. He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Dr. Alexander (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek.

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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.