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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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Pulluru is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , 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 an orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise include knee problems, partial hip replacement (hip hemiarthroplasty), and joint pain. Patient ratings for Dr. Alden average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed 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. Suma Reddy Duvvur, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
899 S Weber Road; Suite G
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Suma Kaki works as an internist. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaki's areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a graduate of 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. John Hoon Lee, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15724 Route; 59 #102
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. John Lee specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Lee attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Korean.

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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 practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot problems, foot reconstruction, and sports health. Dr. Vajaria is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He trained at The University Hospital, Newark for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Western Springs, IL and Naperville, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Darwish include discectomy (disc removal surgery), cervical (neck) spine problems, and musculoskeletal injuries. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. After completing medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Yemul (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Yemul include thyroid problems, acne, and adolescent issues. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). Dr. Yemul graduated from Grant Medical College. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 area of specialization is family medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Wilk's clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilk studied medicine at Medical University of Bialystok. She is conversant in Polish. She is affiliated with 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's area of specialization is family medicine. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Corwin takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Corwin is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He 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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Vera's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vera attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She speaks Spanish.

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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's medical specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Sambare honors CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sambare (or staff) is conversant in Marathi and Hindi. Dr. Sambare's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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 is a family practice physician in Plainfield, IL. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Giacomi accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at 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 practices general internal medicine in Chicago, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Sambare is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Sambare accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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.