We found 18 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Lake Forest, IL.

Dr. Craig Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Craig Finlayson works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Finlayson's clinical interests encompass ACL reconstruction and orthopedic surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Finlayson is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Arthroscopy, Musculoskeletal Surgery, ACL Reconstruction

Dr. Joseph Aloysius Janicki, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Janicki is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Janicki include scoliosis and orthopedic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Janicki accepts. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Morris Kletzel, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Morris Kletzel's areas of specialization are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. Dr. Kletzel (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include acute leukemia, chronic leukemia, and stem cell transplant. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Kletzel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Research, Bone Problems, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Stem Cell Transplant, Transplant ... (Read more)

Dr. Anand Mahesh Vora, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Anand Vora practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Northeast Ohio Medical University and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Vora has a special interest in achilles tendon problems, foot arthroscopy, and foot reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Vora average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Vora is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Achilles tendon problems

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Achilles Tendon Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger N Chams, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Roger Chams practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Chams studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chams include knee replacement, rotator cuff injury, and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Chams average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Ultrasound, Shoulder Replacement, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Risa Ann Alperin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Risa Alperin sees patients in Chicago, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric rheumatology. Her clinical interests encompass rheumatic diseases. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Alperin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Fever, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Fibromyalgia, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew David Jones, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 100
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Jones is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Lake Forest, IL and Glenview, IL. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, reverse total shoulder replacement, and sports health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jones graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Transplant Procedures, Shoulder Reconstruction, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert A Freilich, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
806 Central Avenue; Suite 103
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Robert Freilich practices general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Freilich include diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Freilich is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Freilich is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Weight Loss, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc D Posner, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
660 N. Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Marc Posner practices radiation oncology. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Posner is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Posner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Gynecologic Cancer, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Joy Lynn Coleman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
660 N. Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Joy Coleman specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Libertyville, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Grayslake, IL. Her areas of expertise include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Coleman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coleman honors. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Coleman is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Gynecologic Cancer, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa Lynn Cirillo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Melissa Cirillo is a pediatric neurology specialist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Cirillo's clinical interests include neurological disorders. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cirillo takes. She attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , muscle problems

All Interests: Headache, General Neurology, Movement Disorders, Muscle Problems, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christ J Pavlatos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Christ Pavlatos' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Pavlatos's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. The average patient rating for Dr. Pavlatos is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Pavlatos is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert A Hozman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 200
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Robert Hozman's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hozman include osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hozman accepts. Before performing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Hozman attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Hozman (or staff) speaks Filipino, Polish, and Russian. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Stanford R Tack, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Stanford Tack specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include cervical (neck) spine problems, hand surgery procedures, and complex spine surgery. Dr. Tack is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. Dr. Tack has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Hip Problems, Complex Spine Surgery, Lower Back Problems, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony J Pick, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 201
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Anthony Pick is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Pick attended the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pick accepts. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Pick welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Obesity, Pituitary Disorders, Cushing's Disease, ... (Read more)

Lowell Scott Weil Jr.
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1900 Hollister Drive; Suite 160
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Lowell Weil's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Des Plaines, IL and Libertyville, IL. He trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. These areas are among Dr. Weil's clinical interests: heel pain, arthritis, and ligament problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Unfortunately, Dr. Weil is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Plantar Fasciitis, Ligament Problems, Heel Pain, Arthritis, Bunions

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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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