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

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

Dr. Norman Aliga is a physiatrist in Wheaton, IL. Dr. Aliga (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Ilocano. His clinical interests include amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of the Philippines and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aliga has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Carl graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She completed her residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Her areas of expertise include sports health. She takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to 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. 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 Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and New Lenox, IL. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In Dr. King's practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis, cancer, and surgical procedures. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. King is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. He 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: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. John Sarwark's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include scoliosis, orthopedic surgery, and spina bifida. Dr. Sarwark's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sarwark at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is closed to 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. John Joseph Grayhack, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Grayhack's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Grayhack at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Grayhack completed residency programs at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His 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. 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. Hythem P Shadid, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
444 N Park Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Hythem Shadid is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shadid's clinical interests include hip replacement, knee problems, and pain. He takes several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Shadid's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Shadid welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (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. 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. Cynthia Rose Labella, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Labella's area of specialization is pediatric sports medicine. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Labella attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Labella has a special interest in concussion and sports injuries. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Labella's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, sprains

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

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

Dr. Anjum Sayyad is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Her clinical interests include dystonia, spasticity, and spine problems. Dr. Sayyad's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she completed her residency training at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Sayyad honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Benjamin Gilbert Domb, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1010 Executive Court; Suite 250
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Domb is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Domb include hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff injury, and minimally invasive hip replacement. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Domb's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Bruce Goldberg's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine; he sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL and Wheaton, IL. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, knee replacement, and overuse injuries. Dr. Goldberg is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Goldberg is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

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

Dr. Christos S Giannoulias, MS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1200 S. York Road; Suite 4190
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Christos Giannoulias practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Giannoulias include arthroscopic surgery, sports injuries, and trauma. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Giannoulias accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Giannoulias (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Greek and Taiwanese. Dr. Giannoulias is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Lawrence Frank is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Frank's clinical interests include back pain, osteoporosis, and neck pain. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Frank speaks German. Dr. Frank is 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 J Mercurio, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1 Westbrook Corporate Center; Suite 800
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Kimberly Mercurio is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Mercurio's medical residency was performed at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mercurio include back pain, joint pain, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Mercurio is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. She is affiliated with 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 is a family practitioner and sports medicine specialist in Hinsdale, IL, Orland Park, IL, and Naperville, IL. He is conversant in Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mody include hip injury, back pain, and knee injury. Dr. Mody's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Bloomingdale, IL. His areas of expertise include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and heart problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kohli graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kohli completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Kohli (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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