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 practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Finlayson include ACL reconstruction. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Finlayson attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Finlayson 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's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Janicki include scoliosis and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Janicki 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 graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Janicki takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 sees patients in Chicago, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Forest, IL. His medical specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. After completing medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Kletzel performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. His areas of expertise consist of acute leukemia, chronic leukemia, and stem cell transplant. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Kletzel (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kletzel's practice is open to new patients.

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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 has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vora include achilles tendon problems, foot arthroscopy, and foot reconstruction. Dr. Vora is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Vora is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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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 is an orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Chams include knee replacement, rotator cuff injury, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Chams is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chams honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He has an open panel.

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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 is a pediatric rheumatology specialist. In her practice, Dr. Alperin focuses on rheumatic diseases. Her professional 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 is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Alperin trained at Hospital for Special Surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alperin accepts. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 works as an orthopedist in Lake Forest, IL and Glenview, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jones include minimally invasive surgery, reverse total shoulder replacement, and sports health. Dr. Jones is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). He attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Jones is accepting new patients.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freilich honors. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Freilich attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Freilich's practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is radiation oncology. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Posner include esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, and lung cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Posner is accepting 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. Melissa Lynn Cirillo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Melissa Cirillo's medical specialty is pediatric neurology. She has a special interest in neurological disorders. Dr. Cirillo honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. She attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Cirillo's professional affiliations include 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. Joy Lynn Coleman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
660 N. Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Joy Coleman is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Libertyville, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Grayslake, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Coleman include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Coleman has an open panel.

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

Dr. Christ Pavlatos practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Pavlatos's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Pavlatos completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He 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 is an adult rheumatology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hozman include osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Hozman completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Hozman (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Polish, and Russian. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

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

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

Dr. Lowell Weil's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. Dr. Weil's areas of expertise include the following: heel pain, arthritis, and ligament problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weil is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, arthritis

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

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

Dr. Stanford Tack's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Tack's clinical interests include cervical (neck) spine problems, hand surgery procedures, and complex spine surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Dr. Tack's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Anthony Pick's specialty is adult endocrinology. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pick is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Dr. Pick attended medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. His professional affiliations include 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)

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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.