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We found 71 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Interplan PPO near Westchester, IL.

Dr. David Jonathan Weiss, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
610 S Maple; #3420
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. David Weiss works as a physiatrist in Oak Park, IL. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. His areas of expertise include knee injury, leg pain, and hand problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Weiss average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weiss is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Pain, Lower Back Pain, Knee Injury, Hand Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin G Domb, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
550 West Ogden Avenue
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Domb is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Domb speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff injury, and minimally invasive hip replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Domb studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA).

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, ACL injury

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

Dr. Lawrence Wilhelm Frank, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
183 N Addison Av
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Lawrence Frank works as a rehabilitation physician. Dr. Frank is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include back pain, osteoporosis, and neck pain. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist GlenOaks Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Frank studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in German.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Sports Health, Electromyography, Osteoporosis, Neck Pain, Spine Problems, Back Pain

Dr. Kimberly Joy Mercurio, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
Neurological Surg & Spine Surg; One Westbrook Corporate Center, Suite 800
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Kimberly Mercurio practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. Mercurio include back pain, joint pain, and fibromyalgia. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Mercurio performed her residency at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain

All Interests: Orthotics, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Botox Injection, Herniated Disc, Joint Pain, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ketan R Mody, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
908 N Elm Street; Suite 109
Hinsdale, 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. Karen Kerr Botsoe, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 150
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Karen Botsoe's medical specialty is general internal medicine. She attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Botsoe honors. Dr. Botsoe speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk ... (Read more)

Dr. Tahir Rohail, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Tahir Rohail is an internist in Riverside, IL and Hines, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rohail include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. Dr. Rohail (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Rohail's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Hoon Lee, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12 Salt Creek Lane; Suite 105
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. John Lee's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lee obtained his medical school training at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacqueline Glick Walker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
2434 South Wolf Road
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Jacqueline Walker specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Westchester, IL and Western Springs, IL. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Walker include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and hospice (end-of-life care). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Walker is professionally affiliated with Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Osteoporosis, Well Woman Gynecology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Joseph Collins, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
550 W Ogden Avenue
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Michael Collins' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Collins is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee replacement, carpal tunnel surgery, and rotator cuff injury. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare PPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Rania Agha, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
1 S 210 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Rania Agha is a dermatologist in Des Plaines, IL, Oakbrook Ter, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: allergy skin testing, blepharoplasty, and psoriatic arthritis. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Agha honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Agha obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Agha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. She is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Atopic Dermatitis, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical Peels, Facelift, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Chen, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5201 S Willow Springs Road; Suite 300
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Chen's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Chen graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Christine Kirchoff, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5101 South Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Kirchoff's area of specialization is family medicine. She is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kirchoff's clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kirchoff is professionally affiliated with Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Holistic Approaches, Eating Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Gaurav P Vajaria
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
12004 S Rt; 59 Ste 100
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Gaurav Vajaria's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vajaria has indicated that his clinical interests include foot problems, foot reconstruction, and sports health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His training includes a residency program at The University Hospital, Newark. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Reconstruction, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Duncan Robertson, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 300
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Scott Robertson sees patients in La Grange, IL. His medical specialty is family medicine. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Robertson's clinical interests: diabetes, osteoporosis, and adolescent issues. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robertson accepts. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Osteopathic Medicine, Diabetes, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Alternative ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew J Bueche, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
133 East Brush Hill Road
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Bueche works as a pediatric orthopedist in Naperville, IL and Elmhurst, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Bueche include spine surgery procedures. Dr. Bueche is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, Dr. Bueche speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (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.