We found 95 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Great-West Healthcare PPO near Western Springs, IL.

Specializes in Physiatry
Darien, IL
 

Dr. Satheesh Muppavarapu's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. Muppavarapu include amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and amputees. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA EPO. He studied medicine at Guntur Medical College. Dr. Muppavarapu's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis

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

Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Carl is a pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. In her practice, Dr. Carl focuses on 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. Dr. Carl's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and 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.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Grayhack's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Grayhack's clinical interests: scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. 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. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital for residency. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grayhack accepts. Dr. Grayhack has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. 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)

Specializes in Physiatry
610 S Maple; #3420
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. David Weiss is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Oak Park, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Weiss average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weiss include knee injury, leg pain, and hand problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Weiss completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
550 West Ogden Avenue
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Domb practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff injury, and minimally invasive hip replacement. Dr. Domb's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Domb accepts 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)

Specializes in Physiatry
1 Westbrook Corporate Center; Suite 800
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Kimberly Mercurio is a rehabilitation physician. Dr. Mercurio's clinical interests include back pain, joint pain, and fibromyalgia. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Mercurio's professional 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)

Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
908 N Elm Street; Suite 109
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Ketan Mody practices family medicine and sports medicine in Hinsdale, IL, Orland Park, IL, and Naperville, IL. He is conversant in Gujarati. Dr. Mody's clinical interests include hip injury, back pain, and knee injury. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare PPO.

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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)

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Lee Graham, who practices in Westmont, IL, is a medical specialist in adult rheumatology. He has a special interest in osteoporosis and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Graham is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Graham has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Pulmonary Fibrosis, Osteoporosis, Vascular Disease

Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Richard Shore specializes in pediatric radiology, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology and practices in Westchester, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for residency. Dr. Shore's areas of expertise include imaging procedures. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Shore's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Bone Problems, Nuclear Scan, Imaging Procedures

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Nicole Richman is an adult rheumatologist in Westmont, IL. Her areas of clinical interest consist of arthritis and scleroderma. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Richman is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Richman is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Michelle Sagan's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sagan 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. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Sagan attended the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 150
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Karen Botsoe sees patients in La Grange, IL. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Botsoe studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. In addition to English, Dr. Botsoe speaks Spanish. Her professional 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)

Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Janicki is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Janicki include scoliosis and orthopedic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Janicki accepts. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. 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. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6918 W Archer Avenue; 3 and 4
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edmund Vizinas' area of specialization is general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. Dr. Vizinas is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vizinas accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Vizinas speaks Lithuanian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 103
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Meek's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Meek include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Meek graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Meek trained at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for his residency. His professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

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

Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Anna Stanislaus works as a rheumatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Stanislaus include osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. Dr. Stanislaus is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Stanislaus attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Stanislaus is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases, Vascular Disease

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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.
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