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We found 48 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Gold HMO near Skokie, IL.

Dr. Patrick Michael Birmingham, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2650 Ridge Avenue; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Birmingham, who practices in Evanston, IL, Chicago, IL, and Glenview, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Birmingham's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Birmingham accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

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

Dr. Mark K Bowen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Mark Bowen is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Bowen is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bowen's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Bowen attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Bowen has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. David F Beigler, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
521 Green Bay Road
Wilmette, IL
 

Dr. David Beigler specializes in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine and practices in Glenview, IL and Wilmette, IL. He is professionally affiliated with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and NorthShore University HealthSystem. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Beigler performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Tho Hang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
5215 N. California Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Brian Hang specializes in pediatric sports medicine and pediatric emergency medicine and practices in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and New Lenox, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in emergency care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hang accepts. Dr. Hang attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Hang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Concussion, Emergency Care

Dr. Eric L Chehab, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
521 Green Bay Road
Wilmette, IL
 

Dr. Eric Chehab works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Chehab's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chehab honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Steven Andreas Kodros, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Steven Kodros specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Kodros is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kodros include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. Dr. Kodros's professional affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Kodros attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, fractures (broken bones), ankle fracture, foot fracture

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Taizoon Honeid Baxamusa, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9000 Waukegan Road; Suite 200
Morton Grove, IL
 

Dr. Taizoon Baxamusa is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Morton Grove, IL and Des Plaines, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and general orthopedics. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Baxamusa is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Baxamusa speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1000 Central Street; Suite 800
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Bob Sun's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Dr. Sun is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. Sun attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Sun takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2650 Ridge Avenue; Division of Hematology - Oncology
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Brockstein specializes in adult oncology and medical oncology and practices in Evanston, IL and Highland Park, IL. Dr. Brockstein's clinical interests include head and neck cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Brockstein attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Brockstein accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Sarcoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Melanoma

Dr. Scott D Cordes, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2501 Compass Road; Suite 125
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Scott Cordes' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cordes include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and CIGNA HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cordes accepts. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Cordes is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Armen Siragsn Kelikian, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Armen Kelikian's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: foot reconstruction, ankle problems, and ankle arthroscopy. Dr. Kelikian is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Armenian. Dr. Kelikian's professional affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kelikian welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ankle fracture, foot fracture

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Theodore Jason Fisher, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2740 W. Foster; #301 Professional Plaza
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Theodore Fisher practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Fisher highly, giving Dr. Fisher an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fisher honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Fisher is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Fisher's medical residency was performed at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Fisher speaks Spanish. Dr. Fisher is affiliated with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Fisher is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, General Orthopedics, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kris John Alden, PhD, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Kris Alden is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Alden's areas of expertise include knee problems, partial hip replacement (hip hemiarthroplasty), and joint pain. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Alden is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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. Ari J Kaz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4801 W. Peterson; Suite 314
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ari Kaz works as an orthopedic surgeon. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kaz's professional affiliations include NorthShore University HealthSystem and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Kaz is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Trauma

Dr. Eric M Ruderman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Eric Ruderman's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Ruderman is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has indicated that his clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Ruderman has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis

Richard Royal Leitzen
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
7954 Oakton
Niles, IL
 

Dr. Richard Leitzen practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Leitzen's areas of expertise include diabetes, nail issues, and diabetic foot ulcers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Leitzen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Fractures, Ligament Problems, Laser Treatment, Physical Therapy Treatment, Diabetes, Nail Issues, ... (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.