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We found 31 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Vernon Hills, IL.

Dr. Patrick Michael Birmingham, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
225 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Birmingham, who practices in Evanston, IL, Chicago, IL, and Glenview, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Birmingham's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Birmingham accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. John V Prunskis, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
890 Garfield Avenue; Suite 102
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. John Prunskis specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Prunskis is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. He accepts Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. His training includes residency programs at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Prunskis has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. Dr. Prunskis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lithuanian and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Centegra Health System, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Craig Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
900 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 110
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Craig Finlayson's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Finlayson include ACL reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Arthroscopy, Musculoskeletal Surgery, ACL Reconstruction

Dr. Terri L Dallas-Prunskis, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
755 S. Miwaukee Avenue; Suite 181
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Terri Dallas-Prunskis' area of specialization is interventional pain medicine. Her clinical interests include phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Dallas-Prunskis's education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at Howard University Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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

All Interests: Facial Pain, Hip Pain, Shoulder Problems, Joint Pain, Fractures, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry, Sports Medicine
1900 Hollister Drive; Suite 160
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Lowell Weil's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery, general podiatry, and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weil include heel pain, arthritis, and ligament problems. Dr. Weil accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. His training includes residency programs at Graduate Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Weil is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Plantar Fasciitis, Ligament Problems, Heel Pain, Arthritis, Bunions

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Specializes in Physiatry
555 Corporate Woods Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Martin Lanoff specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise include the following: spinal injection, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Lanoff average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lanoff's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Electromyography, Occupational Health Issues, Chronic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
225 N. Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 1500
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Bob Sun's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. His areas of expertise include rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Dr. Sun is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. Sun attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Sun takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

Dr. Richard Seth Rabinowitz, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
404 North Mchenry Road
Buffalo Grove, IL
 

Dr. Richard Rabinowitz's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Schaumburg, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rabinowitz include cervical laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and tumor. Dr. Rabinowitz is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rabinowitz honors.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Posterior Spinal Fusion, Anterior Spinal Fusion, Cervical Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Disc ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Aloysius Janicki, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Outpatient Center In Lake Forest; 900 N. Westmoreland
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Janicki is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. In his practice, Dr. Janicki focuses on scoliosis and musculoskeletal surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Janicki attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Janicki has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger N Chams, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Roger Chams, who practices in Grayslake, IL and Libertyville, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Chams's clinical interests: knee replacement, rotator cuff injury, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Chams's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Ultrasound, Shoulder Replacement, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Morris Kletzel, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
Outpatient Center In Lake Forest; 900 N. Westmoreland
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Morris Kletzel works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include acute leukemia, chronic leukemia, and stem cell transplant. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kletzel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Kletzel attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Kletzel (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Research, Bone Problems, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Stem Cell Transplant, Transplant ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Anand Vora works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist in Libertyville, IL, Chicago, IL, and Gurnee, IL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Vora's practice, he is particularly interested in achilles tendon problems, foot arthroscopy, and foot reconstruction. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Vora is not currently accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Vora's residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Achilles Tendon Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 100
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Jones is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Clinical interests for Dr. Jones include minimally invasive surgery, reverse total shoulder replacement, and sports health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones accepts. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Transplant Procedures, Shoulder Reconstruction, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc D Posner, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
660 N Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Marc Posner is a radiation oncology specialist in Grayslake, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Posner is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Posner's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Gynecologic Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joy Lynn Coleman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
801 S Milwaukee Avenue; Radiation Oncology Department Building 880
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Joy Coleman works as a radiation oncologist in Libertyville, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Grayslake, IL. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coleman takes. Dr. Coleman attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Coleman's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Gynecologic Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa Lynn Cirillo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
900 N. Westmoreland Avenue, Suite 110; 660 N Westmoreland
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Melissa Cirillo works as a pediatric neurologist. Dr. Cirillo's clinical interests encompass neurological disorders. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cirillo accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , muscle problems

All Interests: Headache, Movement Disorders, Muscle Problems, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, Weakness

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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.