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 sees patients in Plainfield, IL, Winfield, IL, and Naperville, IL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. 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 takes. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Pulluru is open to 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. Kris John Alden, PhD, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2940 Rollingridge Road; Suite 102
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Kris Alden works as an orthopedist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Alden at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alden include 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. Dr. Alden takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Bolingbrook, IL. Dr. Kaki studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaki (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon in Bolingbrook, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Joliet, IL. Dr. Lee attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He is conversant in 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 works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Vajaria average 3.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Vajaria's practice, he is particularly interested in foot problems, foot reconstruction, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Vajaria trained at The University Hospital, Newark for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Ashraf Darwish is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Darwish is especially interested in discectomy (disc removal surgery), cervical (neck) spine problems, and musculoskeletal injuries. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Darwish's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Yemul (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, acne, and adolescent issues. Dr. Yemul is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). Dr. Yemul is a graduate of Grant Medical College. She accepts 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. Dr. Wilk speaks Polish. Clinical interests for Dr. Wilk include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She graduated from Medical University of Bialystok. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wilk is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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 is a general internist. Dr. Vera's areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Vera's 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. Bruce C Corwin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15728 S Route 59
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Corwin sees patients in Plainfield, IL. His medical specialty is family medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Corwin include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Corwin is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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. Varsha Datta Sambare, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
730 S Weber Road
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Varsha Sambare's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Sambare (or staff) is conversant in Marathi and Hindi. Her areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Sambare's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Sambare is rated highly by her patients. CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sambare accepts.

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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. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Giacomi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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. 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. Dr. Sambare's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Dr. Sambare is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.
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