We found 71 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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Lincolnshire, IL, Evanston, IL, and Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Birmingham include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Birmingham 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. Bradley J Dunlap, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Bradley Dunlap is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Lincolnshire, IL, Vernon Hills, IL, and Gurnee, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Dunlap include knee injury, hip injury, and shoulder injury. Dr. Dunlap accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Dunlap attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Dunlap has an open panel.

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

Dr. Mark Bowen's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. Dr. Bowen attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. His areas of expertise include sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Bowen average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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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 H Garelick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4801 W. Peterson Avenue; Suite 314
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. David Garelick is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Garelick trained at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Garelick's hospital/clinic affiliations include Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Beigler works as an orthopedic traumatologist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Beigler has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Beigler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone diseases, 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 is a specialist in pediatric sports medicine and pediatric emergency medicine. He works in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and New Lenox, IL. In his practice, Dr. Hang focuses on emergency care. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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 affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Glenview, IL and Wilmette, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Chehab average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Chehab honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Chehab completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is professionally 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)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
521 Green Bay Road
Wilmette, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Portland is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Portland has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Portland's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
521 Green Bay Road
Wilmette, IL
 

Dr. Robert McMillan is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He works in Glenview, IL and Wilmette, IL. Dr. McMillan's areas of clinical interest consist of knee surgery and hip surgery. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery and Grady Memorial Hospital, Dr. McMillan attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7447 W Talcott Avenue; Suite 500
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Mahr, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Mahr studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (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' areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kodros's clinical interests include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Kodros graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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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. Lalit Puri, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Lalit Puri is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Puri include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and trauma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore Medical Group. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Puri performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Puri takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Trauma

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

Dr. Taizoon Baxamusa specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and general orthopedics. Dr. Baxamusa's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Baxamusa trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for his residency. He speaks Spanish.

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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)

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

Dr. Bob Sun's specialty is adult rheumatology. His clinical interests encompass rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Dr. Sun is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

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

Dr. Bruce Brockstein is an oncologist and medical oncologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brockstein include head and neck cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. Dr. Brockstein is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Brockstein has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is 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. Ari J Kaz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4801 W. Peterson; Suite 314
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ari Kaz practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Chicago, IL. He is conversant in Hebrew. His professional affiliations include Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Kaz's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. The average patient rating for Dr. Kaz is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaz takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.
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