We found 6 sports medicine providers who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMOI near Westchester, IL.

Dr. John F Sarwark, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Sarwark works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sarwark include scoliosis, musculoskeletal surgery, and spina bifida. The average patient rating for Dr. Sarwark is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarwark honors. Dr. Sarwark has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sarwark has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Fractures, Sports Injuries, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Spina Bifida, Trauma

Dr. John Joseph Grayhack, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Grayhack is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Westchester, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Grayhack at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Grayhack graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. 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. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Limb Lengthening, Sports Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Erik Charles Bennett King, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Erik King works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and New Lenox, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. King average 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis, cancer, and surgical procedures. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. King studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. King completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Clubfoot, Hand Problems, Trauma

Dr. Gregory Hampton Dairyko Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
133 East Brush Hill Road; Suite 100
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Dairyko works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Dairyko is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Dairyko completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Dairyko is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Dr. John L Reilly, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
133 East Brush Hill Road; Suite 100
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. John Reilly works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Naperville, IL, Elmhurst, IL, and Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Reilly's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests encompass sports health. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health

Dr. Rahul R Gokhale, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
133 East Brush Hill Road; Suite 100
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Rahul Gokhale is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Downers Grove, IL and Elmhurst, IL. His areas of expertise consist of knee injury, rotator cuff injury, and knee arthroscopy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Gokhale studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Gokhale is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Knee Pain, Shoulder Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Knee Injury, Rotator Cuff ... (Read more)

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What is Sports Medicine?

Sports medicine is the specialty that promotes physical fitness and activity while managing, treating, and preventing injuries that happen during exercise or participation in sports. Sports medicine fosters wellness and fitness and works to inhibit injury. A sports medicine specialist may work with professional athletes, school sports teams, individuals who participate in sports on the weekend for fun, or someone who is just beginning to exercise for the first time. Although their main focus is on musculoskeletal function, sports medicine specialists also care for patients’ full medical and nutritional needs as they relate to their active lifestyle.

Some examples of the kinds of injuries and issues that a sports medicine specialist might see in their work include:
  • Acute sports injuries (sprains, fractures)
  • Overuse injuries (tendonitis, bursitis)
  • Head injuries (concussion)
  • Heat injuries (heat stroke)
  • Athletes with chronic illness (asthma, diabetes, heart disease) and how their illness is affected by exercise
  • Nutrition and the use of supplements
  • Developing a safe exercise plan for obese or sedentary patients
  • Substance abuse of performance-enhancing drugs
  • Teaching proper form and technique to reduce the chance of injury

Sports medicine specialists often work closely with orthopedic specialists, and the scope of their work can have some overlap. The main distinction is that orthopedic specialists can perform surgery when it is needed, while sports medicine specialists focus on non-surgical solutions for injuries.

Whether they are the team physicians making sure every professional player is performing safely and at their best, or community specialists getting you back in the game after a sprained ankle, sports medicine doctors are there to make sure you’re in good condition to lead an active life.