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We found 16 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 sees patients in Tinley Park, IL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Primus attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. 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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. His areas of expertise include spasticity, cervical (neck) spine problems, and pain management. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Malhotra attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic 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: 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 areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krcik include musculoskeletal problems. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Krcik 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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Oak Lawn, IL and Mokena, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include shoulder problems. Dr. Perez-Sanz honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Perez-Sanz (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Perez-Sanz 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. Ketan R Mody, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
9721 West 165th Street; Suite 25
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Ketan Mody is a physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Mody studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His clinical interests include hip injury, back pain, and knee injury. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare PPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in 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 General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
16621 S 107th Court
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Constantine Godellas is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Maywood, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Orland Park, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Godellas include soft tissue sarcoma, breast cancer, and melanoma. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Godellas attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Godellas's training includes residency programs 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. 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: Breast Issues, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Skin Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer, Melanoma

Dr. Christopher Michael Sullivan, MPH, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10 Orland Square Drive
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Christopher Sullivan's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sullivan include scoliosis, fractures (broken bones), and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Sullivan takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency.

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

Dr. Jeanine Connolly practices adult rheumatology in Blue Island, IL and Tinley Park, IL. She is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Connolly completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Connolly is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Connolly honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is accepting 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's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Raju's clinical interests include lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raju takes. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Raju's medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Igbo, French, and Gujarati. She is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Raju's office for an appointment.

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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 conversant in Spanish. Dr. Butler's clinical interests encompass replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Butler average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Butler accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

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. Dr. Branovacki (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His clinical interests encompass replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Branovacki is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patients rated Dr. Branovacki highly, giving him an average 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's 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 a rheumatologist. Dr. Kausar takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Cleveland Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Kausar (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital.

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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 orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Atkenson include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Atkenson takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. Atkenson 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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wardell's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wardell's office for an appointment. 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 Northwestern University.

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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 is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Olympia Fields, IL, Chicago Heights, IL, and Mokena, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, bunion surgery, and amputees. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mansour's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Franciscan Alliance. His practice 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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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6850 W. Centennial Drive
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Edward Joy is an orthopedist in Tinley Park, IL. His areas of expertise include shoulder problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Joy accepts. Dr. Joy attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (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.