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We found 26 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Mokena, IL.

Dr. Steven M Gnatz, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
15750 Marian Drive
Homer Glen, IL
 

Dr. Steven Gnatz is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In his practice, he is particularly interested in joint injections, neck problems, and back problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gnatz accepts. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Gnatz completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gnatz is professionally affiliated with Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Joint Injections, Rehabilitation

Dr. Erik Charles Bennett King, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1870 Silver Cross Boulevard; Suite 100
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Erik King sees patients in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and New Lenox, IL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. King's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in scoliosis, cancer, and surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. King speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Craig Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1870 Silver Cross Boulevard; Suite 100
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Craig Finlayson is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Finlayson's clinical interests encompass ACL reconstruction. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Finlayson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

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

Dr. Brian Tho Hang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
1870 Silver Cross Boulevard; Suite 100
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Brian Hang is a pediatric sports medicine and pediatric emergency medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include emergency care. Dr. Hang's 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. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Hang accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Concussion, Emergency Care

Dr. Gregory Lamar Primus, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
18660 Graphics Drive; Suite 100
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Primus is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Primus average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Primus is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Primus is affiliated with MetroSouth Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Ligament Problems, Joint Reconstruction

Dr. P. Michelle Michelle Muellner, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1890 Silver Cross Boulevard; Pavilion A
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. P. Muellner's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. She practices in Hinsdale, IL and New Lenox, IL. Dr. Muellner is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Clinical Pharmacology Committee Award, University of Chicago. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Headache, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Fibromyalgia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Back ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6850 W. Centennial Drive
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. James Krcik is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Krcik honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Hip Arthroscopy, Musculoskeletal Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, Concussion

Dr. Ketan R Mody, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
9721 West 165th Street; Suite 25
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Ketan Mody specializes in family medicine and sports medicine and practices in Hinsdale, IL, Orland Park, IL, and Naperville, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: hip injury, back pain, and knee injury. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare PPO. Dr. Mody studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. He is affiliated with 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)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
19110 Darvin Drive; Suite C
Mokena, IL
 

Dr. Jose Perez-Sanz's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Perez-Sanz attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes a residency program at New York Orthopaedic Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include shoulder problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perez-Sanz accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Perez-Sanz (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Perez-Sanz is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Megan L Curran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
1870 Silver Cross Boulevard; Suite 100
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Megan Curran is a pediatric rheumatology specialist in Chicago, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Northbrook, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Curran accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Before performing her residency at Miami Children's Hospital, Dr. Curran attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school. Dr. Curran is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis, Medical Education, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Dr. Craig Joseph McAsey, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15750 Marian Drive
Homer Glen, IL
 

Dr. Craig McAsey's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: partial knee replacement, osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), and rehabilitation. He is affiliated with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. McAsey performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis)

All Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aimee E Brasher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1900 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Aimee Brasher's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her clinical interests include clubfoot, scoliosis, and newborn care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Brasher takes Coventry, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Brasher completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Hip Dysplasia, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Scoliosis, Fractures, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Constantine V Godellas, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
16621 S 107th Court
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Constantine Godellas is a surgical oncologist in Maywood, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Orland Park, IL. He is conversant in Greek. Clinical interests for Dr. Godellas include soft tissue sarcoma, breast cancer, and melanoma. Dr. Godellas is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Breast Issues, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Skin Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer, Melanoma

Dr. Norma A Lopez-Shaar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
15750 Marian Drive
Homer Glen, IL
 

Dr. Norma Lopez sees patients in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Homer Glen, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pituitary disorders, and osteoporosis. Dr. Lopez is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge, and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Priya Bhatia Raju, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16605 S 107th Court
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Priya Raju sees patients in Evergreen Park, IL and Orland Park, IL. Her medical specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among her clinical interests: lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Raju is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Raju's office for an appointment. Her education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks Igbo, French, and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Gout, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Branovacki, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
10719 West 160th Street
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. George Branovacki is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Branovacki is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Branovacki attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Branovacki (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Branovacki is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, ... (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.