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We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana National POS Plus near Northbrook, IL.

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Dr. Erik Charles Bennett King, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Erik King is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis, cancer, and surgical procedures. Dr. King's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. King attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. John Grayhack is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. 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. These areas are among Dr. Grayhack's clinical interests: scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Grayhack honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Limb Lengthening, Sports Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Bradford Langman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Craig Langman is a specialist in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). His areas of expertise include osteoporosis, metabolic disorders, and kidney problems. Dr. Langman's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Langman takes. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Langman is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, End-Stage Renal Disease, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard M Shore, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Richard Shore specializes in pediatric radiology, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. His clinical interests encompass imaging procedures. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shore accepts. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Shore has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Bone Problems, Nuclear Scan, Imaging Procedures

Dr. Marisa Sue Klein-Gitelman, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman is a specialist in pediatric rheumatology. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Dr. Klein-Gitelman honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Klein-Gitelman obtained her medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed her residency at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She has received the distinction of 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. Dr. Klein-Gitelman has an open panel.

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All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Morris Kletzel, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
Outpatient Center In Lake Forest; 900 N. Westmoreland
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Morris Kletzel sees patients in Chicago, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Forest, IL. His medical specialties are pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. He has a special interest in acute leukemia, chronic leukemia, and stem cell transplant. Dr. Kletzel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Kletzel (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His 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. Kletzel's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Research, Bone Problems, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Stem Cell Transplant, Transplant ... (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.