We found 10 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity near Plainfield, 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.
Dr. Kris Alden is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Alden's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, partial hip replacement (hip hemiarthroplasty), and joint pain. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.
Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Bursitis, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Partial Hip Replacement, Joint Pain, Total Hip ... (Read more)
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.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint ... (Read more)
Dr. John Lee's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Korean.
Clinical interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. David Burt is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Plainfield, IL. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Burt completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Burt is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.
Dr. Leah Urbanosky is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is rated highly by her patients. Her clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, upper extremity problems, and finger joint replacement. Dr. Urbanosky takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Urbanosky is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.
Clinical interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Finger Joint Replacement, Elbow Arthroscopy, Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder ... (Read more)
Dr. Ashraf Darwish, who practices in Western Springs, IL and Naperville, IL, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Darwish's areas of expertise consist of discectomy (disc removal surgery), cervical (neck) spine problems, and musculoskeletal injuries. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Darwish attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Darwish's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Injuries, Chronic Back Pain, Discectomy, Cervical Spine Problems, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)
Dr. Giridhar Burra is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Burra attended medical school at NTR University of Health Sciences and Kurnool Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital.
Dr. Michael Murphy practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Joliet, IL and Plainfield, IL. Dr. Murphy honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Evan Dougherty's area of specialization is orthopedic trauma. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Dougherty is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.
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Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common “wear-and-tear” problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.
Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:
- Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
- Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
- Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
- Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
- Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part
Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.