We found 22 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Primus graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Primus speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with MetroSouth Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. James Krcik is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Krcik is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Krcik accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has an open panel.

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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 a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Malhotra's areas of expertise include the following: spasticity, cervical (neck) spine problems, and pain management. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Malhotra attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is a family practitioner and sports medicine specialist in Hinsdale, IL, Orland Park, IL, and Naperville, IL. He is conversant in Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mody include hip injury, back pain, and knee injury. Dr. Mody's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He accepts 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)

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

Dr. Jose Perez-Sanz's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Oak Lawn, IL and Mokena, IL. His clinical interests include shoulder problems. Dr. Perez-Sanz takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Perez-Sanz trained at New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Perez-Sanz (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. He is 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)

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

Dr. Dane Salazar is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Maywood, IL, Orland Park, IL, and Burr Ridge, IL. After attending 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, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His areas of expertise include shoulder injury, shoulder replacement, and shoulder arthroscopy. Dr. Salazar takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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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 sees patients in Maywood, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Orland Park, IL. His medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). 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). His areas of expertise include the following: soft tissue sarcoma, breast cancer, and melanoma. Dr. Godellas accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. 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: Breast Issues, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Skin Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer, Melanoma

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

Dr. Gerard Abood is a general surgeon. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, esophageal surgery, and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. Abood takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His hospital/clinic 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)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19801 Governors Highway; Suite 160
Flossmoor, IL
 

Dr. John Kung's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kung is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daniel Troy works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Oak Lawn, IL and Mokena, IL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Troy at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of injuries and spine surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Troy honors. Dr. Troy is accepting new patients. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Spine Surgery Procedures, Injuries, Trauma

Dr. Martin R Hall, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3330 West 177th Street; Suite 2c
Hazel Crest, IL
 

Dr. Martin Hall is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hall is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hall trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and Bellevue Hospital Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Advocate South Suburban Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hall's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (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 is an orthopedic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Butler include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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 John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Butler attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Butler speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Butler's practice 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 specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Branovacki is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Branovacki is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Branovacki (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Priya Raju sees patients in Evergreen Park, IL and Orland Park, IL. Her medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Igbo, French, and Gujarati. Clinical interests for Dr. Raju include lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Raju is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raju takes. She 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 Rheumatology
17495 S. Lagrange Road
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Jeanine Connolly is a rheumatologist in Blue Island, IL and Tinley Park, IL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Connolly is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. 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

Dr. George B Verghese, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
222 Colorado Avenue
Frankfort, IL
 

Dr. George Verghese, who practices in Kankakee, IL, Bourbonnais, IL, and Frankfort, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Verghese is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (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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