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We found 21 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Lake Forest, IL.

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

Dr. Roger Chams' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include rotator cuff injury, sports health, and transplant procedures. Dr. Chams honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He is conversant in French. Dr. Chams's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Craig Finlayson is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include ACL reconstruction. Dr. Finlayson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Dr. Finlayson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

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

Lowell Scott Weil Jr.
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry, Sports Medicine
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 200
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Lowell Weil's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery, general podiatry, and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include heel pain, arthritis, and ligament problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Weil trained at Graduate Hospital for residency. Dr. Weil is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, arthritis

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

Dr. John Walter Kamysz, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
Lake Forest Acute Care; 1025 W. Everett Road, Suite 101
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. John Kamysz is a diagnostic radiologist. His areas of expertise include vertebroplasty, bone biopsy, and epidural steroid injection. Dr. Kamysz honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. His residency was performed at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston and Henry Ford Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kamysz is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Steroid Injections, Kyphoplasty, Bone Biopsy, Vertebroplasty, Nerve Block, Epidural Steroid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Morris Kletzel is a pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Kletzel's clinical interests: acute leukemia, chronic leukemia, and stem cell transplant. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Kletzel attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Kletzel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Kletzel's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 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. 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. He is especially interested in scoliosis and musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include 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 HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Janicki honors. He is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Janicki attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland.

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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. Albert A Nemcek Jr., BS, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; #205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Albert Nemcek is a vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology specialist in Grayslake, IL, Chicago, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Areas of expertise for Dr. Nemcek include angioplasty, liver tumor, and liver cancer. Dr. Nemcek is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nemcek has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Fine Needle Aspiration, Liver Tumor, Tumor, Vascular Disease, Liver Cancer, Bone ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anand Vora is a podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Vora's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, achilles tendon problems, and hammer toe. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He attended Northeast Ohio Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Vora's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Risa Alperin is a specialist in pediatric rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alperin include rheumatic diseases. Dr. Alperin is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. She trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for her residency. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alperin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Serafin M Deleon, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Llc - Lake Shore Orthopaedics; 900 N. Westmoreland Road, Suite Ll72
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Serafin Deleon is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Deleon's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, dupuytren's contracture, and arthritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deleon takes. Dr. Deleon graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Lake Shore Orthopaedics (Illinois). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, tendonitis

All Interests: Tendonitis, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert A Freilich, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
600 Central Avenue; Suite 333
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Robert Freilich works as a general internist in Highland Park, IL and Deerfield, IL. 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 clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Freilich's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Freilich's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Christ Pavlatos is an orthopedist in Libertyville, IL, Lindenhurst, IL, and Grayslake, IL. Dr. Pavlatos has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Pavlatos completed residency programs at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. 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)

Erin E Klein, MS
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 200
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Erin Klein's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. She practices in Lake Forest, IL, Des Plaines, IL, and Libertyville, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Klein include hammer toe, foot reconstruction, and sports health. Dr. Klein's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. For her residency, Dr. Klein trained at Northport VA Medical Center. Dr. Klein is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sprains, ankle fracture

All Interests: Sports Health, Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Ankle Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Edward Hamming, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Llc - Lake Shore Orthopaedics; 900 N. Westmoreland Road, Suite Ll-72
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. David Hamming's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hamming include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and knee surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamming attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Hamming trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for his residency. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Lake Shore Orthopaedics (Illinois). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Trauma

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

Dr. Melissa Cirillo works as a pediatric neurologist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. She has a special interest in neurological disorders. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Cirillo attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school. Dr. Cirillo honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , muscle problems

All Interests: Headache, Movement Disorders, Muscle Problems, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, Weakness

Dr. Bruce C Summerville, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Llc - Lake Shore Orthopaedics; 900 N. Westmoreland Road, Suite Ll72
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Summerville is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Summerville average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Summerville include meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and arthroscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Summerville attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Lake Shore Orthopaedics (Illinois). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, ACL Injury, Partial Knee Replacement, Lower Back Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (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.