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 specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Finlayson include ACL reconstruction and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Finlayson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Finlayson is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

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

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

Dr. Anand Vora is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vora include knee problems, achilles tendon problems, and foot arthroscopy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vora takes. Dr. Vora's education and training includes medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Achilles tendon problems, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle ... (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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and reverse total shoulder replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). Dr. Jones honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jones is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Problems, ... (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. He has a special interest in acute leukemia, chronic leukemia, and stem cell transplant. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Kletzel attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kletzel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He 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. Joseph Aloysius Janicki, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Janicki is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in scoliosis and orthopedic 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 takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Janicki has a closed panel. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Foot Problems, ... (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 graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His clinical interests include knee replacement, rotator cuff injury, and sports health. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. Dr. Chams's practice is open to 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's area of specialization is pediatric rheumatology. Her clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. 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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alperin accepts. Dr. Alperin is not accepting new patients at this time. She obtained her medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and 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. Robert A Freilich, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
806 Central Avenue; Suite 103
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Robert Freilich works as a general internist in Highland Park, IL and Deerfield, IL. Dr. Freilich attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Freilich is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He 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 is a radiation oncology specialist. Dr. Posner's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Posner honors. Dr. Posner's practice is open to new patients. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency.

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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 medical specialist in pediatric neurology. Dr. Cirillo has a special interest in neurological disorders. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cirillo accepts. After attending Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. 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 Jerry Pavlatos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Christ Pavlatos' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Pavlatos include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Pavlatos attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Pavlatos's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. 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's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. Dr. Hozman is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Hozman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Polish, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

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

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

Dr. Joy Coleman is a radiation oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Coleman include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Coleman attended the University of Michigan Medical School. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 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. Stanford R Tack, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Stanford Tack works as an orthopedic surgeon in Libertyville, IL, Lindenhurst, IL, and Grayslake, IL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tack include cervical (neck) spine problems, hand surgery procedures, and complex spine surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tack completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. Burt E Schell, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Burt Schell's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Schell include general orthopedics, spine problems, and total joint replacement. Dr. Schell honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, he 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. Dr. Schell is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Hip Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Total Joint Replacement

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

Dr. Anthony Pick specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Pick's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Pick is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Pick is open to 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.
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