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We found 18 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' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Tinley Park, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Primus average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Primus is professionally affiliated with MetroSouth Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems

All Interests: Ligament Problems, Joint Reconstruction

Dr. Nitin Malhotra, MD
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, Hinsdale, IL, and Bolingbrook, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: spasticity, cervical (neck) spine problems, and pain management. Dr. Malhotra's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Malhotra attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Malhotra (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, arthritis

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Joint Pain, Fibromyalgia, Lumbar Spine Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krcik include musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Krcik is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krcik honors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

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

Dr. Jose Perez-Sanz sees patients in Oak Lawn, IL and Mokena, IL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Perez-Sanz has a special interest in shoulder problems. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Perez-Sanz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Perez-Sanz 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)

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

Dr. Ketan Mody practices family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Mody attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mody include hip injury, back pain, and knee injury. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare PPO. Dr. Mody speaks Gujarati. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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)

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

Dr. Constantine Godellas is a cancer surgeon in Maywood, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Orland Park, IL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Godellas attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include soft tissue sarcoma, breast cancer, and melanoma. Dr. Godellas is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. He 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. Dane H Salazar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15300 West Avenue
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Dane Salazar's specialty 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 graduated from 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 he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Salazar is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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. Christopher Michael Sullivan, MPH, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10 Orland Square Drive
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Sullivan specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Sullivan include scoliosis, fractures (broken bones), and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Sullivan accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Leg Problems, Hip Problems, Cerebral Palsy, Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gerard Abood is a general surgery specialist in Hines, IL, Maywood, IL, and Orland Park, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Abood include esophageal cancer, esophageal surgery, and soft tissue sarcoma. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Abood takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

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

Dr. Jeanine Connolly, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
17495 S. Lagrange Road
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Jeanine Connolly is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Connolly at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Connolly accepts. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Connolly is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

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

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

Dr. Priya Raju is an adult nephrology specialist in Evergreen Park, IL and Orland Park, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Raju include lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Raju completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Raju (or staff) is conversant in Igbo, French, and Gujarati. Her professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. 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)

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

Dr. David Butler is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Orland Park, IL. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Butler focuses on replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Butler attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Butler speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. 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 is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He works in Orland Park, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Branovacki include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Branovacki performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Branovacki (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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
15300 West Avenue; Suite 22 S.
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Fariha Kausar is an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Kausar is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. 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 an orthopedic surgeon. In his practice, Dr. Atkenson focuses on replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Atkenson is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and MetroSouth Medical Center. 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 the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Palos Heights, IL and Mokena, IL. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Wardell takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Wardell is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. His practice 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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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.