We found 91 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept CIGNA PPO near Riverside, IL.

Dr. John F Sarwark, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Sarwark, who practices in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Warrenville, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sarwark at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis, orthopedic surgery, and spina bifida. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sarwark accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is closed to new patients at this time. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Scoliosis, Fractures, Sports Injuries, Orthopedic Surgery, Spina Bifida, Trauma

Dr. Rebecca Lynn Carl, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Carl works as an orthopedist and pediatric sports medicine specialist. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She completed her residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Clinical interests for Dr. Carl include sports health. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. John Joseph Grayhack, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Grayhack is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Westchester, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Grayhack is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Grayhack is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is not accepting new patients at this time. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Limb Lengthening, Sports Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cynthia Rose Labella, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Labella is a pediatric sports medicine specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Warrenville, IL. She obtained her medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Labella has indicated that her clinical interests include concussion and sports injuries. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Labella has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, sprains

All Interests: Sports Health, Strains, Sports Injuries, Sprains, Dislocation, Injuries, Overuse Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Craig Finlayson works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Finlayson has a special interest in ACL reconstruction and orthopedic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Finlayson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Arthroscopy, Orthopedic Surgery, ACL Reconstruction

Dr. David Jonathan Weiss, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
610 S Maple; #3420
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. David Weiss practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Oak Park, IL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee injury, leg pain, and hand problems. Dr. Weiss's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Weiss attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Weiss's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Pain, Lower Back Pain, Knee Injury, Hand Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Chen, MD
Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
420 Thatcher Avenue
River Forest, IL
 

Dr. David Chen's medical specialty is spinal cord injury medicine. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in spinal trauma. Dr. Chen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. He has received distinctions including Selected as a "Top Doctor" by Chicago Magazine; Chicago Super Doctors; and Bronze Tablet, University of Illinois. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Chen has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Bursitis, Lower Back Pain, Back Injuries, Heart Problems, Spinal Trauma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ketan R Mody, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
908 N Elm Street; Suite 109
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Ketan Mody is a physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Mody's clinical interests include hip injury, back pain, and knee injury. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare PPO, and more. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, osteoarthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Neck Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Pain, Joint Pain, Fractures, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard M Shore, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Richard Shore is a specialist in pediatric radiology, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shore include imaging procedures. Dr. Shore's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Shore attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Shore has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Bone Problems, Nuclear Scan, Imaging Procedures

Dr. Terrance D Peabody, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Oncology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Terrance Peabody is a specialist in orthopedic oncology. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peabody include soft tissue tumor and orthopedic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. Dr. Peabody has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Bone Problems, Soft Tissue Tumor, Orthopedic Surgery, Tumor

Dr. Michelle Lee Sagan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Michelle Sagan is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Sagan include scoliosis and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sagan's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She has a closed panel. Dr. Sagan obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Fractures, Knee Problems, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Limb ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Kerr Botsoe, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 150
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Karen Botsoe practices general internal medicine in La Grange, IL. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Botsoe is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Aloysius Janicki, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Janicki's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of scoliosis and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Janicki is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Janicki is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Foot Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Grazina Walter Vizinas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6918 W Archer Avenue; 3 and 4
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edmund Vizinas is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. Dr. Vizinas is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He speaks Lithuanian. Dr. Vizinas is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Cholesterol Problems, Blood Pressure Problems

Dr. Patricia L Davis, MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Patricia Davis works as a neuro-ophthalmology specialist. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Davis is especially interested in hemifacial spasm, amblyopia (lazy eye), and blepharospasm. Patient ratings for Dr. Davis average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Davis is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , muscle problems

All Interests: Muscle Problems, Neurological Disorders, Diplopia, Eye Problems, Hemifacial Spasm, Blepharospasm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marisa Sue Klein-Gitelman, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman's area of specialization is pediatric rheumatology. She attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Klein-Gitelman trained at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital for residency. She has a special interest in lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Klein-Gitelman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Rheumatic Diseases

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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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