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We found 13 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Bronze near Plainfield, IL.

Dr. Raghu Rao Pulluru, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 225
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Raghu Pulluru works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Pulluru include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Pulluru is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pulluru is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Kris John Alden, PhD, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2940 Rollingridge Road; Suite 102
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Kris Alden is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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. Dr. Alden's areas of expertise include knee problems, partial hip replacement (hip hemiarthroplasty), and joint pain. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Alden is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, bursitis, musculoskeletal injuries, ligament problems, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Bursitis, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Partial Hip Replacement, Joint Pain, Total Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Suma Reddy Duvvur, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
899 S Weber Road; Suite G
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Suma Kaki's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Kaki is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Kaki is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Dr. Kaki (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Hoon Lee, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15724 Route; 59 #102
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. John Lee's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lee obtained his medical school training at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Gaurav P Vajaria
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
24020 W. Riverwalk Court
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Gaurav Vajaria's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vajaria has indicated that his clinical interests include foot problems, foot reconstruction, and sports health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His training includes a residency program at The University Hospital, Newark. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Reconstruction, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2940 Rollingridge Road; Suite 102
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Ashraf Darwish's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include discectomy (disc removal surgery), cervical (neck) spine problems, and musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Darwish's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Darwish honors. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Injuries, Chronic Back Pain, Discectomy, Cervical Spine Problems, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Madhuri Rajender Yemul, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
24024 Brancaster Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Madhuri Yemul is a family practitioner. These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid problems, acne, and adolescent issues. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). Dr. Yemul accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Grant Medical College. Dr. Yemul (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, gout

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Atopic Dermatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joanna Wilk, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23826 135th Street; Suite 103
Planfield, IL
 

Dr. Joanna Wilk's medical specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Wilk's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilk graduated from Medical University of Bialystok. She is conversant in Polish. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Headache, Osteoporosis, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce C Corwin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15728 S Route 59
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Corwin practices family medicine in Plainfield, IL. His areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Patients gave Dr. Corwin an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Corwin is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Migraine, Liver Disease, Gout, Diabetes, Stroke, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Claudia J Vera, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
644 S Weber Road
Romeoville, IL
 

Dr. Claudia Vera works as a general internist in Romeoville, IL. Dr. Vera graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Vera include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Vera speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Dr. Varsha Datta Sambare, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
730 S Weber Road
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Varsha Sambare works as a family practice physician. Dr. Sambare's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Sambare is in-network for CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sambare (or staff) is conversant in Marathi and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Adolescent Issues, Headache, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Contraception, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Ettore Giacomi Jr., DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
23836 135th Street
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Mark Giacomi practices family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Giacomi's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Giacomi graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Headache, Allergies, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dattatreya Sambare, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
730 S. S Weber Road
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Dattatreya Sambare specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Chicago, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sambare attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Sclerotherapy, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, ... (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.