We found 17 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Premier near Tinley Park, IL.

Dr. Gregory Lamar Primus, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
18660 Graphics Drive
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Primus works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Tinley Park, IL. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Primus is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Primus is affiliated with MetroSouth Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Ligament Problems, Joint Reconstruction

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6850 Centennial Drive
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. James Krcik's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Tinley Park, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Krcik honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Krcik trained at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Krcik's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Hip Arthroscopy, Musculoskeletal Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, Concussion

Dr. Nitin Malhotra, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
10750 W 143rd Street; Suite 50
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Nitin Malhotra is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Malhotra attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: spasticity, cervical (neck) spine problems, and pain management. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, arthritis

All Interests: Headache, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Herniated Disc, Joint Pain, Fibromyalgia, Cancer Pain, Lumbar ... (Read more)

Dr. Ketan R Mody, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
9721 West 165th Street; Suite 25
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Ketan Mody's specialties are family medicine and sports medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Mody speaks Gujarati. His clinical interests include hip injury, back pain, and knee injury. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, osteoarthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
19110 Darvin Drive; Suite C
Mokena, IL
 

Dr. Jose Perez-Sanz is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Perez-Sanz (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Perez-Sanz include shoulder problems. Dr. Perez-Sanz is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Perez-Sanz graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perez-Sanz accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Dane H Salazar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15300 West Avenue
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Dane Salazar's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include shoulder injury, shoulder replacement, and shoulder arthroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. Dr. Salazar attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Constantine V Godellas, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
16621 S 107th Court
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Constantine Godellas practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Maywood, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Orland Park, IL. Dr. Godellas's clinical interests include soft tissue sarcoma, breast cancer, and melanoma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is conversant in Greek. Dr. Godellas is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Breast Issues, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Skin Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer, Melanoma

Dr. Priya Bhatia Raju, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16605 S 107th Court
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Priya Raju's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Raju attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. In her practice, she is particularly interested in lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks the following languages: Igbo, French, and Gujarati. She is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Gout, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerard J Abood, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
15300 West Avenue
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Gerard Abood's specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abood include esophageal cancer, esophageal surgery, and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. Abood is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Pancreatic Cancer, Bowel Surgery, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

Dr. David Butler, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15300 West Avenue; Suite 300 East Building
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. David Butler's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Butler is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Butler is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Butler is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Revision Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Branovacki, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
10719 West 160th Street
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. George Branovacki's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Branovacki's areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Branovacki attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Branovacki trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Branovacki (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
17495 S. Lagrange Road
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Jeanine Connolly, who practices in Blue Island, IL and Tinley Park, IL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Connolly average 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Connolly graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Connolly's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Lupus

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
15300 West Avenue; Suite 22 S.
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Fariha Kausar is an adult rheumatology specialist. Dr. Kausar is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from Dow Medical College. Dr. Kausar completed her residency training at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Kausar (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Robert Joseph Atkenson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14640 John Humphrey Drive
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Robert Atkenson is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. Atkenson studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Atkenson's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Atkenson takes. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10060 West 191st Street
Mokena, IL
 

Dr. Steven Wardell, who practices in Palos Heights, IL and Mokena, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is especially interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient reviews placed Dr. Wardell at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wardell is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Haytham Mansour, PhD
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
19255 Everett Lane; Suite B
Mokena, IL
 

Dr. Haytham Mansour specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His clinical interests include warts, bunion surgery, and amputees. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Mansour's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, bursitis, ligament problems, fractures (broken bones), ankle fracture

All Interests: Warts, Heel Surgery, Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Shockwave Therapy, Joint Pain, ... (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.