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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Lincolnshire, IL, Evanston, IL, and Chicago, IL. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Birmingham accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. Dr. Bowen's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bowen include sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Hospital for Special Surgery's residency program. Dr. Bowen has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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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 is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Beigler's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Beigler attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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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 works as a pediatric sports medicine specialist and pediatric emergency medicine specialist. In his practice, Dr. Hang focuses on emergency care. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hang attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). 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. Dr. Hang welcomes 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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Glenview, IL and Wilmette, IL. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital for Special Surgery's residency program. Dr. Chehab's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chehab 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. His clinical interests include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. The average patient rating for Dr. Kodros is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kodros accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Kodros trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Morton Grove, IL and Des Plaines, IL. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Baxamusa include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and general orthopedics. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Baxamusa's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He 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 is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Dr. Sun's areas of expertise consist of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Sun is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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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 is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. His clinical interests include head and neck cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Brockstein performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and CIGNA HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cordes honors. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Cordes's hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kelikian include foot reconstruction, ankle problems, and ankle arthroscopy. Dr. Kelikian is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Kelikian is open to new patients. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He speaks Armenian.

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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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Fisher is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fisher is professionally affiliated with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and Swedish Covenant Hospital. 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 and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program. On average, patients gave Dr. Fisher a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fisher is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Richard Leitzen works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, nail issues, and diabetic foot ulcers. Dr. Leitzen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Leitzen's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

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

Dr. Kris Alden, who practices in Western Springs, IL, Naperville, IL, and Elmhurst, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Alden include knee problems, partial hip replacement (hip hemiarthroplasty), and joint pain. Dr. Alden is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Alden attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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

Dr. Eric Ruderman's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He has a special interest in psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Dr. Ruderman's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Ruderman trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruderman has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis

Dr. Ari J Kaz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4801 W. Peterson; Suite 314
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ari Kaz's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kaz's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Kaz trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. In addition to English, Dr. Kaz speaks Hebrew. His professional affiliations include NorthShore University HealthSystem and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Kaz welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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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.