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We found 20 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's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Finlayson include ACL reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

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

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weil include heel pain, arthritis, and ligament problems. Dr. Weil accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. His training includes residency programs at Graduate Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Weil is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Unfortunately, he is not accepting 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. Joseph Aloysius Janicki, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Janicki is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. In his practice, Dr. Janicki focuses on scoliosis and musculoskeletal surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Janicki attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. 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. Dr. Janicki has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Roger Chams, who practices in Grayslake, IL and Libertyville, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Chams's clinical interests: knee replacement, rotator cuff injury, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Chams's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Ultrasound, Shoulder Replacement, Musculoskeletal 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 works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include acute leukemia, chronic leukemia, and stem cell transplant. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kletzel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Kletzel (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

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

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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Anand Vora works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist in Libertyville, IL, Chicago, IL, and Gurnee, IL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Vora's practice, he is particularly interested in achilles tendon problems, foot arthroscopy, and foot reconstruction. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Vora is not currently accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Vora's residency was performed 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. 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 Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Winfield, IL. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alperin include rheumatic diseases. Dr. Alperin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. 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. 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. His clinical interests include diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Freilich's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Freilich attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 100
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Jones is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Jones include minimally invasive surgery, reverse total shoulder replacement, and sports health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones accepts. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). His practice is open to 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. Marc D Posner, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
660 N. Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Marc Posner is a radiation oncology specialist in Grayslake, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Posner is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Posner's office for an appointment.

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

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

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

Dr. Joy Coleman works as a radiation oncologist in Libertyville, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Grayslake, IL. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coleman takes. Dr. Coleman attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Coleman's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her 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, Pancreatic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

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. Dr. Cirillo's clinical interests encompass neurological disorders. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cirillo accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency 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, Movement Disorders, Muscle Problems, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, Weakness

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Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
900 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 128
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Mitchell's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Mitchell's clinical interests include stress fractures, hammer toe, and heel pain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. His training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mitchell's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures

All Interests: Orthotics, Wounds, Hammer Toe, Heel Pain, Bunions, Foot Problems, Stress Fractures, Injuries

Dr. Diana Segalite Sandler, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
757 Park Avenue West; Suite 2850
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Diana Sandler's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Before completing her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Sandler attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Her clinical interests encompass joint pain, autoimmune disorders, and gout. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sandler honors. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, arthritis, gout

All Interests: Joint Pain, Gout, Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Christ Pavlatos' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Pavlatos highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pavlatos include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pavlatos's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Pavlatos attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school.

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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 sees patients in Skokie, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Gurnee, IL. His medical specialty is adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hozman takes. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Hozman (or staff) speaks Filipino, Polish, and Russian. Dr. Hozman's professional affiliations include 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

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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.