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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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Bare's clinical interests include knee problems, pain, and sports health. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bare takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Kuesis performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, ACL reconstruction, and carpal tunnel surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Partial Hip Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sarah McCormick specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of particular interest for Dr. McCormick include spasticity, osteopathic medicine, and stroke rehabilitation. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HFN. Dr. McCormick graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. McCormick trained at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. McCormick has received the distinction of Outstanding Bedside Teacher Award, RIC/Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Delnor Hospital. Her practice is open to 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 Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
820 S Il Route; 59 Ste 320
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Gimre's specialty is sports medicine. Dr. Gimre's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at MacNeal 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. 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 areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine; he sees patients in Wheaton, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, knee replacement, and overuse injuries. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Goldberg studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Goldberg completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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 is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Elk Grove Village, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Murray is especially interested in sports health and fractures (broken bones). He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Murray's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for 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), 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her areas of clinical interest consist of scoliosis and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Sagan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She 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. Unfortunately, Dr. Sagan 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)

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. Dr. Leitzen's areas of expertise include diabetes, nail issues, and diabetic foot ulcers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Leitzen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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 a general internist. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parikh include thyroid problems, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Parikh is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. She graduated from Government Medical College. Dr. Parikh trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is accepting new patients.

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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 practices spine surgery and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Elk Grove Village, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Village, IL. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Botsford Hospital. Dr. Drake has a special interest in shoulder surgery and spine surgery procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Drake is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Drake is 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

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

Dr. Raymond Metz works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise include wrist replacement, upper extremity problems, and finger joint replacement. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Metz performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. 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. Kamran A Chaudhary, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
80 W. Hillcrest Boulevard; Suite 208
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary practices adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Chaudhary average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chaudhary's areas of expertise include the following: vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Chaudhary is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency.

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

Dr. Jennifer Gnerlich practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Maywood, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and soft tissue sarcoma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Gnerlich's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is in-network for 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, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Bile Duct Cancer, Laparoscopic ... (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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alexander include bladder surgery, gynecological problems, and cancer screening. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alexander honors. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Alexander completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. In addition to English, 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.