We found 10 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity near Plainfield, IL.
Dr. Robert Matlock specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Matlock graduated from Meharry Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Matlock completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Matlock is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.
Dr. Kris Alden is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, partial hip replacement (hip hemiarthroplasty), and joint pain. The average patient rating for Dr. Alden is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alden is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Alden's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.
Clinical interests: Hip Problems, Bursitis, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Partial Hip Replacement, Joint Pain, Total Hip ... (Read more)
Dr. Raghu Pulluru is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pulluru accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint ... (Read more)
Dr. Leah Urbanosky's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Urbanosky's areas of expertise include carpal tunnel surgery, upper extremity problems, and finger joint replacement. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She 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. John Lee's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Lee honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Korean. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.
Clinical interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. David Burt works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Plainfield, IL. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Burt is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, CIGNA Plans, and more. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Dr. Ashraf Darwish is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Western Springs, IL and Naperville, IL. He studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Darwish completed a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Darwish include discectomy (disc removal surgery), cervical (neck) spine problems, and musculoskeletal injuries. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Aetna, and more. Dr. Darwish is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.
Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Injuries, Chronic Back Pain, Discectomy, Cervical Spine Problems, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)
Dr. Giridhar Burra is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Burra is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burra takes. He is a graduate of NTR University of Health Sciences and Kurnool Medical College.
Dr. Michael Murphy's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Murphy studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Evan Dougherty's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma. Dr. Dougherty graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dougherty accepts. He 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.