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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
18660 Graphics Drive
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Primus is a Tinley Park, IL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Primus is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. Primus accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Primus attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Ligament Problems, Joint Reconstruction

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

Dr. James Krcik is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Krcik include musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Krcik is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Krcik completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
10750 W 143rd Street; Suite 50
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Nitin Malhotra is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Orland Park, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: spasticity, cervical (neck) spine problems, and pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Malhotra completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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)

Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
9721 West 165th Street; Suite 25
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Ketan Mody practices family medicine and sports medicine in Hinsdale, IL, Orland Park, IL, and Naperville, IL. He is conversant in Gujarati. Dr. Mody's clinical interests include hip injury, back pain, and knee injury. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare PPO.

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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)

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

Dr. Jose Perez-Sanz is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Oak Lawn, IL and Mokena, IL. His clinical interests encompass shoulder problems. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Perez-Sanz studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Perez-Sanz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Specializes in Surgical Oncology
16621 S 107th Court
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Constantine Godellas is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Dr. Godellas has a special interest in soft tissue sarcoma, breast cancer, and melanoma. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, he speaks Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15300 West Avenue
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Dane Salazar's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Salazar's 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. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salazar honors. 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 for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency.

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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)

Specializes in General Surgery
15300 West Avenue
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Gerard Abood is a general surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, esophageal surgery, and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. Abood is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Abood's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is 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: Whipple Procedure, Pancreatic Cancer, Bowel Surgery, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
16605 S 107th Court
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Priya Raju is an adult nephrologist. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Raju performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Raju focuses on lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raju accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks Igbo, French, and Gujarati. Her professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Raju is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

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

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
10719 West 160th Street
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. George Branovacki's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Branovacki attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is especially interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patients gave Dr. Branovacki an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Branovacki (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Branovacki is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. 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: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeanine Connolly works as an adult rheumatologist in Blue Island, IL and Tinley Park, IL. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Connolly honors 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 the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Connolly's training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

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

Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15300 West Avenue; Suite 300 East Building
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. David Butler's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Butler honors. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Butler is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He welcomes 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)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
15300 West Avenue; Suite 225 South
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Fariha Kausar's specialty is adult rheumatology. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Kausar (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14640 John Humphrey Drive
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Robert Atkenson is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Orland Park, IL. Dr. Atkenson's clinical interests include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and MetroSouth Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Atkenson's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Atkenson attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Steven Wardell sees patients in Palos Heights, IL and Mokena, IL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient reviews placed Dr. Wardell at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Wardell attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Wardell is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He is accepting 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)

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
19255 Everett Lane; Suite B
Mokena, IL
 

Dr. Haytham Mansour practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Mansour's areas of expertise include warts, bunion surgery, and amputees. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. He is accepting 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.
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