We found 146 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier 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 orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sarwark include scoliosis, musculoskeletal surgery, and spina bifida. 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. Dr. Sarwark has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sarwark has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Scoliosis, Fractures, Sports Injuries, Musculoskeletal 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 is an orthopedist and pediatric sports medicine specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include sports health. Dr. Carl is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her professional training, Dr. Carl completed a residency program at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Carl takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Grayhack at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Grayhack graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He 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, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Steven M Gnatz, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1211 W Roosevelt Road
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Steven Gnatz, who practices in Carol Stream, IL, Homer Glen, IL, and Wheaton, IL, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He has a special interest in joint injections, neck problems, and back problems. He is affiliated with Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. Dr. Gnatz honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Gnatz has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Joint Injections, Rehabilitation

Dr. Erik Charles Bennett King, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Erik King works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and New Lenox, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. King average 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis, cancer, and surgical procedures. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. King studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. King completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Clubfoot, Hand Problems, Trauma

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

Dr. Cynthia Labella's medical specialty is pediatric sports medicine. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Labella attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Labella include concussion and sports injuries. She accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Labella has received the following distinction: 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 is accepting 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. William J Hopkinson, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
2160 S First Avenue; Maguire Center, Room 1700
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. William Hopkinson practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine in Maywood, IL and Burr Ridge, IL. Dr. Hopkinson (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese. His areas of expertise include sports health, rehabilitation, and hip problems. Dr. Hopkinson is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center for residency. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hopkinson has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Rehabilitation

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

Dr. Craig Finlayson practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Finlayson include ACL reconstruction. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Finlayson attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Finlayson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

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

Dr. Nathaniel Scott Jones, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nathaniel Jones' areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine; he sees patients in Melrose Park, IL, Elmhurst, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. He is especially interested in sports injuries and rehabilitation. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones accepts. Dr. Jones studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Jones speaks Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries, Rehabilitation

Dr. Shamin Catherine Jaffer Ladhani, PsyD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Psychology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Shamin Ladhani works as a pain doctor and psychologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ladhani include depression, anxiety, and arthritis. Dr. Ladhani accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is professionally affiliated with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - All Saints. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Nutrition Issues, Chronic Pain Management, Arthritis, Health Coaching, Pain Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas A Evans, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Douglas Evans' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Evans's clinical interests include shoulder injury, knee arthroscopy, and shoulder arthroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Evans graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo.

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Relevant Interests: , tendon ruptures (tears), fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Hip Arthroscopy, Tendon Ruptures, Fractures, Shoulder Injury, ... (Read more)

Dr. Prempreet Singh Bajaj, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Prempreet Bajaj's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Bajaj's areas of expertise include pain, spine problems, and rehabilitation. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Bajaj attended Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Bajaj (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Charles A Bush-Joseph, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
610 S. Maple Ave :; Suite 1400
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Chicago, IL, Oak Park, IL, and Westchester, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. Dr. Bush-Joseph's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Dr. Bush-Joseph performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. P. Michelle Michelle Muellner, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
5601 S County Line Road
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. P. Muellner's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine; she sees patients in Hinsdale, IL and New Lenox, IL. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muellner accepts. She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Muellner has received professional recognition including the following: Clinical Pharmacology Committee Award, University of Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Muellner welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Headache, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Fibromyalgia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Colleen M Fitzgerald, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fitzgerald include pregnancy, postpartum issues, and pelvic floor dysfunction. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Fitzgerald's hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Pain, Postpartum Issues, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Musculoskeletal Problems, Pelvic Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stacey Fuller McCarty, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
5601 South County Line Road
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Stacy McCarty is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis (MS), and osteoporosis. Dr. McCarty is in-network for several insurance carriers, including CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She has received the following distinctions: Discover Grant from the American Brain Tumor Association; Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, National Honor Society; and Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society, National Jesuit Honor Society. She is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, bursitis, osteoarthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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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.