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We found 55 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Birmingham include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Birmingham is 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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. His clinical interests include sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Bowen attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bowen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His practice is open to 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. William J Hopkinson, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1030 W. Higgins Road
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. William Hopkinson is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Hopkinson is especially interested in sports health, rehabilitation, and hip problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hopkinson (or staff) speaks Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese. Dr. Hopkinson is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. David Beigler's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Dr. Beigler's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Matthew David Jones, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Jones' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before performing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona, Dr. Jones attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Jones include arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and sports health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Transplant Procedures, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eric Chehab specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Glenview, IL and Wilmette, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Chehab include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Brian Tho Hang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5215 N. California Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Brian Hang is a specialist in pediatric sports medicine, pediatric emergency medicine, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and New Lenox, IL. His clinical interests include emergency care. 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. Dr. Hang is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU).

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

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

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

Dr. Steven Kodros is a foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Kodros has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kodros has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (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 consist of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Dr. Sun is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. Sun attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

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 medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and general orthopedics. Dr. Baxamusa takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Baxamusa's professional affiliations include 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 Oncology, Medical Oncology
2650 Ridge Avenue; Division of Hematology - Oncology
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Brockstein sees patients in Evanston, IL and Highland Park, IL. His medical specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. Areas of expertise 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 obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Brockstein 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; #125
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Scott Cordes practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cordes is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cordes's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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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. Richard Lynn Wixson, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Richard Wixson's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. These areas are among Dr. Wixson's clinical interests: computer assisted surgery (CAS), hip replacement, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital and New England Baptist Hospital. Dr. Wixson has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Knee Problems, Computer Assisted Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Armen Kelikian, who practices in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kelikian include foot reconstruction, ankle problems, and ankle arthroscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelikian attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Armenian. 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: , 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 works as an orthopedist. Dr. Fisher has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fisher is affiliated with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Fisher honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fisher's office for an appointment. Before performing Dr. Fisher's residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Fisher attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Fisher speaks Spanish.

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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 an orthopedic surgeon. His areas of expertise include knee problems, partial hip replacement (hip hemiarthroplasty), and joint pain. Patient ratings for Dr. Alden average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. 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)

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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.