We found 77 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept HealthSmart near Lombard, IL.

Dr. John F Sarwark, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Sarwark's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Sarwark's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sarwark include scoliosis, orthopedic surgery, and spina bifida. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarwark takes. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for his residency. Dr. Sarwark has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Sarwark is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Scoliosis, Fractures, Sports Injuries, Orthopedic Surgery, Spina Bifida, Trauma

Dr. Norman A Aliga, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic; 26w171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Norman Aliga's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Aliga's clinical interests include amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of the Philippines and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Aliga has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Aliga (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Ilocano. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aliga's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Prosthetics, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Amputee ... (Read more)

Dr. Rebecca Lynn Carl, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Carl is a pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. In her practice, Dr. Carl focuses on sports health. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Carl's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. John Joseph Grayhack, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Grayhack's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Grayhack's clinical interests: scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. 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. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital for residency. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grayhack accepts. Dr. Grayhack has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Limb Lengthening, Sports Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Erik Charles Bennett King, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Erik King practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in scoliosis, cancer, and surgical procedures. Dr. King is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. King attended Stanford University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Clubfoot, Hand Problems, Trauma

Dr. Cynthia Rose Labella, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Labella, who practices in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Warrenville, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Labella include concussion and sports injuries. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Labella attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. She accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Labella has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, sprains

All Interests: Sports Health, Strains, Sports Injuries, Sprains, Dislocation, Injuries, Overuse Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, 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, Orthopedic Surgery, ACL Reconstruction

Dr. Hythem P Shadid, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
444 N Park Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Hythem Shadid works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Shadid is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shadid takes several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Shadid attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Shadid has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anjum Sayyad, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
26 W 171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Anjum Sayyad is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She trained at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for her residency. Dr. Sayyad's areas of expertise include the following: dystonia, spasticity, and spine problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sayyad honors. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Sayyad has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Stroke Rehabilitation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce J Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Podiatry, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2001 N. Gary Avenue; Suite 230
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Goldberg is a foot doctor, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, knee replacement, and overuse injuries. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Goldberg attended Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldberg honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Lower Back Pain, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry
26 West 171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Richard Krieger is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Krieger's areas of expertise include the following: brain injury rehabilitation, electrophysiological (EP) study, and arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Krieger's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Krieger attended Rush Medical College for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin G Domb, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1010 Executive Court; Suite 250
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Domb practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff injury, and minimally invasive hip replacement. Dr. Domb's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Domb accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA).

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Wilhelm Frank, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
183 N Addison Avenue; Suite 210
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Lawrence Frank is a rehabilitation physician. Dr. Frank speaks German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frank include back pain, osteoporosis, and neck pain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist GlenOaks Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Frank accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Sports Health, Electromyography, Osteoporosis, Neck Pain, Spine Problems, Back Pain

Dr. Kimberly Joy Mercurio, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1 Westbrook Corporate Center; Suite 800
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Kimberly Mercurio is a rehabilitation physician. Dr. Mercurio's clinical interests include back pain, joint pain, and fibromyalgia. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Mercurio's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain

All Interests: Orthotics, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Botox Injection, Herniated Disc, Joint Pain, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ketan R Mody, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
760 Pasquinelli Drive; Suite 304
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Ketan Mody practices family medicine and sports medicine in Hinsdale, IL, Orland Park, IL, and Naperville, IL. He is conversant in Gujarati. Dr. Mody's clinical interests include hip injury, back pain, and knee injury. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare PPO.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, osteoarthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Pain, Joint Pain, Fractures, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Mandeep S Kohli, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
303 E Army Trail Road; Suite 301
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Mandeep Kohli's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kohli include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and heart problems. Dr. Kohli is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Kohli (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Kohli is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Osteopathic Medicine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood ... (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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