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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 specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, musculoskeletal surgery, and spina bifida. Dr. Sarwark takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Sarwark has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. 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. Sarwark is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Rebecca Carl is a specialist in pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She works in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. 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 has a special interest in sports health. She is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Norman Aliga is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. Aliga include amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Aliga is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of the Philippines and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Aliga (or staff) speaks Filipino and Ilocano. Dr. Aliga's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. John Grayhack works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He is especially interested in scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Grayhack takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Grayhack has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. 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. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. King has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis, cancer, and surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. King's education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He speaks Spanish.

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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 is a pediatric sports medicine specialist. Dr. Labella's areas of clinical interest consist of concussion and sports injuries. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. Dr. Labella has received the following distinction: 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 specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Northbrook, IL, Westchester, IL, and Forest, IL. Areas of expertise 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 a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He 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 Dr. Finlayson's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Arthroscopy, Musculoskeletal 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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Saint Charles, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. Dr. Shadid has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is in-network for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Shadid completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Sayyad include dystonia, spasticity, and spine problems. Dr. Sayyad accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Sayyad trained at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for residency. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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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 podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine specialist. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include knee problems, knee replacement, and overuse injuries. Dr. Goldberg's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Goldberg completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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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)

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

Dr. Benjamin Domb's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Domb include hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff injury, and minimally invasive hip replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Domb is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Domb average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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 sees patients in Elmhurst, IL. His medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Frank graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Frank include back pain, osteoporosis, and neck pain. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Frank is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist GlenOaks Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Westchester, IL and Chicago, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: back pain, joint pain, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Mercurio honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Mercurio's training includes residency programs at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Her hospital/clinic 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's medical specialty is family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Mody is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Mody include hip injury, back pain, and knee injury. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare PPO, and more. Dr. Mody speaks Gujarati. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Kohli is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kohli (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kohli's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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

Dr. Michelle Lee Sagan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Michelle Sagan is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She works in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Heights, IL. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, she completed her residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. In Dr. Sagan's practice, she is particularly interested in scoliosis and musculoskeletal surgery. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Sagan's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Fractures, Knee Problems, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Limb ... (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.