We found 12 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Bronze near Plainfield, IL.

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

Dr. Raghu Pulluru works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Plainfield, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Pulluru 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Pulluru attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Pulluru welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Suma Kaki specializes in general internal medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Kaki is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Kaki honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, Aetna, and more. She graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. In addition to English, Dr. Kaki (or staff) speaks 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. Kris John Alden, PhD, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2940 Rollingridge Road; Suite 102
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Kris Alden specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alden include knee problems, partial hip replacement (hip hemiarthroplasty), and joint pain. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. 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. John Hoon Lee, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15724 Route; 59 #102
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. John Lee is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Lee accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Lee speaks Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Joanna Wilk's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Wilk's clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Medical University of Bialystok. Dr. Wilk speaks Polish. Her hospital/clinic 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. Claudia J Vera, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
644 S Weber Road
Romeoville, IL
 

Dr. Claudia Vera works as an internist in Romeoville, IL. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vera include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Dr. Vera honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Her professional 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. Bruce C Corwin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15728 S Route 59
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Corwin practices family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Corwin average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Corwin include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Corwin graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

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

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

Dr. Varsha Sambare works as a family medicine physician. Dr. Sambare (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Sambare include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Sambare's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Sambare is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze.

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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's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Giacomi's areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Giacomi is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Ashraf Hamzeh Darwish, MD
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. After attending Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cervical (neck) spine problems, musculoskeletal injuries, and chronic back pain. On average, patients gave Dr. Darwish a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Darwish 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, Microdiscectomy, Discectomy, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dattatreya Sambare works as an internist in Chicago, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. He graduated from Osmania Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sambare include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Madhuri Yemul's medical specialty is family medicine. She attended medical school at Grant Medical College. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, acne, and adolescent issues. Dr. Yemul takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yemul (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Partners (AHP).

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, gout

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