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We found 114 orthopedic surgeons who accept Humana HMO Premier near Westmont, IL.

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

Dr. John Sarwark's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sarwark completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In his practice, Dr. Sarwark focuses on scoliosis, musculoskeletal surgery, and spina bifida. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Sarwark has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Sarwark is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Paul Eugene Papierski, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Transam Plaza Drive; Suite 460
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Paul Papierski is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Papierski average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Papierski graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Papierski (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Vista Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Work Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Stephen Bednar, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Michael Bednar is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Maywood, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Burr Ridge, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spinal cord injuries, hand problems, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bednar studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bednar is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Wrist Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Spinal Cord Injuries, Hand Problems, Rehabilitation

Dr. William Robert Ii Sterba II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. William Sterba specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sterba include knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and arthritis. Dr. Sterba is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Sterba's practice is open to new patients. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Joint Reconstruction, Hip Problems, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Lawrence Makowiec, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Richard Makowiec is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Warrenville, IL and Naperville, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, arthritis, and sports health. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Makowiec performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Tennis Elbow, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Lloyd Welch, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1100 W. 31st Street; Suite 300
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Robert Welch works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Lemont, IL, Naperville, IL, and Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Welch is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Welch's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michelle Sagan is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her areas of clinical interest consist of scoliosis and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Sagan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She 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, Dr. Sagan is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Alpesh Ashwin Patel, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 S. York Road; Suite 3100
Elmhurst, IL
 

Dr. Alpesh Patel specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Elmhurst, IL and Chicago, IL. His clinical interests include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and spinal trauma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Lukas Matthew Nystrom, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Lukas Nystrom works as an orthopedist in Hines, IL, Maywood, IL, and Burr Ridge, IL. In Dr. Nystrom's practice, he is particularly interested in cancer, total joint replacement, and fractures (broken bones). He is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital, and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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Clinical interests: Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Total Joint Replacement, Cancer, Rehabilitation

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

Dr. Rebecca Carl's specialties are pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Her 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Carl include sports health. She takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. William J Hopkinson, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. William Hopkinson is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine specialist in Maywood, IL and Burr Ridge, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: sports health, rehabilitation, and hip problems. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Hopkinson completed his residency training at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. Dr. Hopkinson has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hopkinson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Rehabilitation

Dr. John Joseph Grayhack, MD
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. He practices in Westchester, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Grayhack 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. He studied medicine at 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. 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 takes. Dr. Grayhack has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Paul David Belich, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Paul Belich is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Burr Ridge, IL, Maywood, IL, and Hines, IL. Dr. Belich has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include sports injuries and rehabilitation. His professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Belich trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for his residency. He speaks French.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Sports Injuries, Rehabilitation

Dr. Kamal N Ibrahim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 203
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Kamal Ibrahim's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Ibrahim a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, foot problems, and spine surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ibrahim studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He trained at The Hospital for Sick Children, a hospital affiliated with McGill University, and a hospital affiliated with McMaster University for residency. Dr. Ibrahim (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Clinical interests: Scoliosis, Cerebral Palsy, Spine Surgery Procedures, Foot Problems, Trauma

Dr. Taruna Jethanand Madhav Crawford, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1 Trans Am Plaza Drive
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Taruna Madhav-Crawford is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She works in Oakbrook Terrace, IL and Schaumburg, IL. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Madhav-Crawford has indicated that her clinical interests include shoulder surgery, wrist surgery, and hand surgery procedures. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Madhav-Crawford accepts. Dr. Madhav-Crawford (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Polish, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Wrist Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hand Surgery Procedures

Dr. Erik Charles Bennett King, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Erik King specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and New Lenox, IL. Patient reviews placed Dr. King at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, cancer, and surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. King graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for his residency. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common “wear-and-tear” problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.

Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:

  • Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
  • Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
  • Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
  • Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
  • Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part

Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.