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We found 6 sports medicine providers who accept Unicare near Northbrook, IL.

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 orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Warrenville, IL. In his practice, Dr. Sarwark focuses on scoliosis, musculoskeletal surgery, and spina bifida. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Sarwark completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Sarwark is closed to new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. Chadwick Prodromos' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Prodromos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prodromos include meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Rush Oak Park Hospital. Dr. Prodromos graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Erik King's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His clinical interests include scoliosis, cancer, and surgical procedures. On average, patients gave Dr. King a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. King honors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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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
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Labella is a specialist in pediatric sports medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of concussion and sports injuries. Dr. Labella accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Labella 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. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Rebecca Lynn Carl, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Carl is an orthopedist and pediatric sports medicine specialist. Dr. Carl has a special interest in sports health. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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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
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. John Grayhack practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Westchester, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Grayhack has indicated that his clinical interests include scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Grayhack is a graduate of 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 the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. 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. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Limb Lengthening, Sports Injuries, ... (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.