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We found 21 sports medicine providers who accept Humana Open Access near Naperville, IL.

Dr. John F Sarwark, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
27650 Ferry Road
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. John Sarwark is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Warrenville, IL. His areas of expertise consist of scoliosis, musculoskeletal surgery, and spina bifida. 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 attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Sarwark average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Sarwark has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Fractures, Sports Injuries, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Spina Bifida, Trauma

Dr. William Robert Ii Sterba II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
27650 Ferry Road; Suite 100
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. William Sterba practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Sterba's areas of expertise include knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sterba has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Joint Reconstruction, Hip Problems, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Franklin Iv Matlock, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1259 Rickert Drive; Suite 101
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Robert Matlock practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Matlock attended Meharry Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Lenard W La Belle, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
27650 Ferry Road; Suite 100
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Lenard Labelle works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Labelle completed a residency program at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Labelle honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rebecca Lynn Carl, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
27650 Ferry Road
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Carl works as an orthopedic surgeon and pediatric sports medicine specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Carl has indicated that her clinical interests include sports health. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Carl trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for her residency. She honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical 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
27650 Ferry Road
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. John Grayhack sees patients in Westchester, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Grayhack is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. 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. Dr. Grayhack is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He is not currently accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical 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
27650 Ferry Road
Warrenville, 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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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Clubfoot, Hand Problems, Trauma

Dr. Cynthia Rose Labella, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
27650 Ferry Road
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Labella is a specialist in pediatric sports medicine. She works in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Warrenville, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Labella include concussion and sports injuries. Her professional affiliations include 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. Dr. Labella honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Strains, Sports Injuries, Sprains, Dislocation, Injuries, Overuse Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Michael Babka, MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine
27650 Ferry Road; Suite 100
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Brian Babka specializes in sports medicine. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He is especially interested in concussion, overuse injuries, and sports health. Dr. Babka takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Babka is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Overuse Injuries, Musculoskeletal Problems, Concussion

Dr. Julio C Gonzalez Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 202
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Julio Gonzalez specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and spine problems. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Shoulder Problems, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Tennis Elbow, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Raghu Rao Pulluru, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 300
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Raghu Pulluru works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Pulluru attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Pulluru is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Aaron A Bare, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
27650 Ferry Road; Suite 100
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Aaron Bare's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, pain, and sports health. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bare is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bare studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bare completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Bare has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew H Kim, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1259 Rickert Drive; Suite 101
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Kim, who practices in Naperville, IL and Aurora, IL, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kim attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Kim's training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Matthew D Gimre, MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine
27650 Ferry Road; Suite 100
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Gimre practices sports medicine. Dr. Gimre's clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at MacNeal Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Gimre is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Troy R Karlsson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1259 Rickert Drive; Suite 101
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Troy Karlsson is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Aurora, IL, Yorkville, IL, and Naperville, IL. Dr. Karlsson is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Karlsson is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Steven E Mayer, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
27650 Ferry Road; Suite 100
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Steven Mayer's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Mayer is 1.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mayer include knee problems, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and sports health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Mayer graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Neck Problems, Nerve Conduction ... (Read more)

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What is Sports Medicine?

Sports medicine is the specialty that promotes physical fitness and activity while managing, treating, and preventing injuries that happen during exercise or participation in sports. Sports medicine fosters wellness and fitness and works to inhibit injury. A sports medicine specialist may work with professional athletes, school sports teams, individuals who participate in sports on the weekend for fun, or someone who is just beginning to exercise for the first time. Although their main focus is on musculoskeletal function, sports medicine specialists also care for patients’ full medical and nutritional needs as they relate to their active lifestyle.

Some examples of the kinds of injuries and issues that a sports medicine specialist might see in their work include:
  • Acute sports injuries (sprains, fractures)
  • Overuse injuries (tendonitis, bursitis)
  • Head injuries (concussion)
  • Heat injuries (heat stroke)
  • Athletes with chronic illness (asthma, diabetes, heart disease) and how their illness is affected by exercise
  • Nutrition and the use of supplements
  • Developing a safe exercise plan for obese or sedentary patients
  • Substance abuse of performance-enhancing drugs
  • Teaching proper form and technique to reduce the chance of injury

Sports medicine specialists often work closely with orthopedic specialists, and the scope of their work can have some overlap. The main distinction is that orthopedic specialists can perform surgery when it is needed, while sports medicine specialists focus on non-surgical solutions for injuries.

Whether they are the team physicians making sure every professional player is performing safely and at their best, or community specialists getting you back in the game after a sprained ankle, sports medicine doctors are there to make sure you’re in good condition to lead an active life.