We found 64 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 50/5000 near Morton Grove, IL.

Dr. Patrick Michael Birmingham, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2650 Ridge Avenue; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Birmingham specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Lincolnshire, IL, Evanston, IL, and Chicago, IL. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Birmingham accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

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

Dr. John F Sarwark, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. John Sarwark works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sarwark include scoliosis, musculoskeletal surgery, and spina bifida. The average patient rating for Dr. Sarwark is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarwark honors. Dr. Sarwark has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sarwark has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Mark K Bowen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Mark Bowen works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. Dr. Bowen's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bowen include sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Hospital for Special Surgery's residency program. Dr. Bowen has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Chadwick C Prodromos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1714 Milwaukee Avenue
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Chadwick Prodromos sees patients in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prodromos include meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prodromos attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Prodromos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Rebecca Lynn Carl, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2150 Pfingsten Road
Glenbrook, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Carl is an orthopedist and pediatric sports medicine specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include sports health. Dr. Carl is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her professional training, Dr. Carl completed a residency program at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Carl takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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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
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. John Grayhack is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Westchester, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Grayhack at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Grayhack graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital for residency. He 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. Unfortunately, he is not accepting 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
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Erik King works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and New Lenox, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. King average 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis, cancer, and surgical procedures. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. King studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. King completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In addition to English, 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. Cynthia Rose Labella, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
2150 Pfingsten Road
Glenbrook, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Labella's medical specialty 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Labella include concussion and sports injuries. She accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Labella has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting 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. David F Beigler, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
2350 Ravine Way; Suite 600
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. David Beigler is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Beigler's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Beigler attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Craig Finlayson practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Finlayson include ACL reconstruction. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Finlayson attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic 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
5215 N. California Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Brian Hang works as a pediatric sports medicine specialist and pediatric emergency medicine specialist. In his practice, Dr. Hang focuses on emergency care. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hang attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Hang welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

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

Dr. Eric L Chehab, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2350 Ravine Way; Suite 600
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Eric Chehab's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Glenview, IL and Wilmette, IL. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital for Special Surgery's residency program. Dr. Chehab's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chehab is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Steven Andreas Kodros, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Steven Kodros specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. The average patient rating for Dr. Kodros is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kodros accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Kodros trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, fractures (broken bones), ankle fracture, foot fracture

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Eugene Papierski, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1990 E. Algonquin Road; Suite 200
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Paul Papierski works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Schaumburg, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Libertyville, IL. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Papierski include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Papierski honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Papierski attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Papierski (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Papierski is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. Dr. Papierski is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Work Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Taizoon Honeid Baxamusa, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9000 Waukegan Road; Suite 200
Morton Grove, IL
 

Dr. Taizoon Baxamusa sees patients in Morton Grove, IL and Des Plaines, IL. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Baxamusa include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and general orthopedics. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Baxamusa's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1000 Central Street; Suite 800
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Bob Sun is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Dr. Sun's areas of expertise consist of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Sun is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, 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.