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We found 92 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 works as a pediatric orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Warrenville, IL. In his practice, Dr. Sarwark focuses on scoliosis, musculoskeletal surgery, and spina bifida. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Sarwark completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Sarwark is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarwark honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Sarwark is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Cynthia Labella is a specialist in pediatric sports medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of concussion and sports injuries. Dr. Labella accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Labella has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, sprains

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

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

Dr. Rebecca Carl is an orthopedist and pediatric sports medicine specialist. Dr. Carl has a special interest in sports health. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Westchester, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Grayhack has indicated that his clinical interests include scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Grayhack is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Grayhack completed residency programs at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Craig Finlayson is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include ACL reconstruction. Dr. Finlayson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Dr. Finlayson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

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

Dr. Joel M Press, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
420 Thatcher Avenue
River Forest, IL
 

Dr. Joel Press is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Press's practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, sports health, and spine problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Press takes. Dr. Press graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Press include: Dr. Michael DeSilva Memorial Lecture. Medical Association of Jamaica. Kingston, Jamaica.; Chicago Super Doctors; and Dr. Michael DeSilva Memorial Lecture. Medical Association of Jamaica. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Hospital for Special Surgery. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Back Pain

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

Dr. David Weiss' area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Clinical interests for Dr. Weiss include knee injury, leg pain, and hand problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Weiss is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Weiss's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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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 is a spinal cord injury medicine specialist. In his practice, Dr. Chen focuses on spinal trauma. Dr. Chen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of 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. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Selected as a "Top Doctor" by Chicago Magazine; Chicago Super Doctors; and Bronze Tablet, University of Illinois. Dr. Chen is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Amputation, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Tumor, Botox Injection, Aphasia, Bursitis, Spina Bifida, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nitin Malhotra, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
12 Salt Creek Lane; Suite 105
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Nitin Malhotra's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. His areas of expertise include spasticity, cervical (neck) spine problems, and pain management. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Malhotra attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, arthritis

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Joint Pain, Fibromyalgia, Lumbar Spine Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (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 studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His clinical interests include hip injury, back pain, and knee injury. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare PPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Gujarati. He is affiliated with 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. Terrance D Peabody, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Oncology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Terrance Peabody is a physician who specializes in orthopedic oncology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peabody include soft tissue tumor and musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Peabody has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Peabody has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

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

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

Dr. Richard Shore's areas of specialization are pediatric radiology, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology; he sees patients in Westchester, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL. He has a special interest in imaging procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Shore is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Shore's training includes a residency program at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Bone Problems, Nuclear Scan, Imaging Procedures

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

Dr. Michelle Sagan's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. In her practice, she is particularly interested in scoliosis and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Sagan accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Sagan is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Botsoe include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Botsoe studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She speaks 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. Grazina Walter Vizinas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6918 W Archer Avenue; 3 and 4
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edmund Vizinas specializes in general internal medicine. He speaks Lithuanian. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. Dr. Vizinas is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Vizinas is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vizinas takes.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman is a medical specialist in pediatric rheumatology. Her clinical interests encompass lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Dr. Klein-Gitelman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She trained at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Klein-Gitelman is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klein-Gitelman takes. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

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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.