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We found 97 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Great-West Healthcare PPO near Western Springs, IL.

Dr. Rebecca Lynn Carl, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Carl is an orthopedist and pediatric sports medicine specialist. Dr. Carl has a special interest in sports health. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Grayhack practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Westchester, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Grayhack has indicated that his clinical interests include scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Grayhack is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Grayhack completed residency programs at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Satheesh Muppavarapu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
Darien, IL
 

Dr. Satheesh Muppavarapu practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Muppavarapu's areas of expertise include prosthetics, amputees, and spasticity. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is a graduate of Guntur Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Muppavarapu trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muppavarapu honors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis

All Interests: Prosthetics, Neck Problems, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Stroke, Stroke ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Weiss' area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Clinical interests for Dr. Weiss include knee injury, leg pain, and hand problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Weiss is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Weiss's professional affiliations include 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 orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff injury, and minimally invasive hip replacement. Dr. Domb is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Domb is conversant in Spanish.

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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. Kimberly Joy Mercurio, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1 Westbrook Corporate Center; Suite 800
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Kimberly Mercurio's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Mercurio obtained her medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mercurio include back pain, joint pain, and fibromyalgia. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Dr. Mercurio's 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. Nitin Malhotra, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
12 Salt Creek Lane; Suite 105
Hinsdale, 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)

Dr. Ketan R Mody, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
908 N Elm Street; Suite 109
Hinsdale, 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. Richard M Shore, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Richard Shore's areas of specialization are pediatric radiology, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology; he sees patients in Westchester, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL. He has a special interest in imaging procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Shore is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Shore's training includes a residency program at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Bone Problems, Nuclear Scan, Imaging Procedures

Dr. Lee Douglas Graham, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Lee Graham's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Graham is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Graham takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Pulmonary Fibrosis, Osteoporosis, Vascular Disease

Dr. Michelle Lee Sagan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Michelle Sagan's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. In her practice, she is particularly interested in scoliosis and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Sagan accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Sagan 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, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Fractures, Knee Problems, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Limb ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Kerr Botsoe, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 150
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Karen Botsoe's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Botsoe include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Botsoe studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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

Dr. Nicole Cara Richman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Nicole Richman is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Richman include arthritis and scleroderma. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Richman attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Richman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Scleroderma, Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Jonathan David Meek, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 103
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Meek sees patients in Downers Grove, IL. His medical specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Meek takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Meek trained at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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

Dr. Joseph Aloysius Janicki, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Janicki's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in scoliosis and musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Janicki honors. He is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Janicki attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland.

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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. Grazina Walter Vizinas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6918 W Archer Avenue; 3 and 4
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edmund Vizinas specializes in general internal medicine. He speaks Lithuanian. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. Dr. Vizinas is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Vizinas is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vizinas takes.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Cholesterol Problems, Blood Pressure Problems

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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.