We found 51 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Medicare near Wilmette, IL.

Dr. Patrick Michael Birmingham, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2650 Ridge Avenue; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Birmingham specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Lincolnshire, IL, Evanston, IL, and Chicago, IL. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Birmingham accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

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

Dr. Mark K Bowen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Mark Bowen works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. Dr. Bowen's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bowen include sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Hospital for Special Surgery's residency program. Dr. Bowen has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

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

Dr. Gadi Asher Revivo, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
900 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Gadi Revivo is a pediatric rehabilitation medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Revivo include neurorehabilitation, spinal cord injuries, and spasticity. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Revivo's education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Revivo takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Revivo's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Botox Injection, Chronic Pain Management, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neurorehabilitation, Movement ... (Read more)

Dr. David F Beigler, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
521 Green Bay Road
Wilmette, IL
 

Dr. David Beigler is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Beigler's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Beigler attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Berkowitz, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Michael Berkowitz's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Berkowitz takes Medicare insurance. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He has received the following distinctions: Chicago Super Doctors and Volunteer of the Year, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Indiana State Chapter. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, arthritis, tendonitis

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Sports Health, Tendonitis, Aphasia, Bursitis, Dysarthria, Herniated Disc, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shana Leah Margolis, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
900 Skokie Boulevard; Suite 175
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Shana Margolis works as a rehabilitation physician and pain doctor in Chicago, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Northbrook, IL. She has a special interest in joint injections and botox injection. Dr. Margolis is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Margolis attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Margolis completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She has received the distinction of Best Resident Presentation, Critical Review of the Literature. Dr. Margolis speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, osteoarthritis, sprains

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Incontinence, Scoliosis, Fibromyalgia, Lumbar ... (Read more)

Dr. Sakina Sayeed Kadakia, MD
Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Sakina Kadakia is a physician who specializes in emergency medicine and sports medicine. In her practice, Dr. Kadakia focuses on sports health, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, and fractures (broken bones). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Kadakia trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Fractures

Dr. Eric L Chehab, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
521 Green Bay Road
Wilmette, IL
 

Dr. Eric Chehab's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Glenview, IL and Wilmette, IL. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital for Special Surgery's residency program. Dr. Chehab's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chehab is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Keeshin, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
900 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Susan Keeshin is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Northbrook, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Keeshin include neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases) and musculoskeletal problems. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Keeshin attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Her distinctions include: Featured as a "Top Doc" in the March issue of Chicago Hospital News; Janet Glascow Memorial Citation, Chicago Medical School 1990 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; and Chicago Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Keeshin welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal problems, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Andreas Kodros, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Steven Kodros specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. The average patient rating for Dr. Kodros is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kodros accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Kodros trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, fractures (broken bones), ankle fracture, foot fracture

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Taizoon Honeid Baxamusa, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9000 Waukegan Avenue
Morton Grove, IL
 

Dr. Taizoon Baxamusa sees patients in Morton Grove, IL and Des Plaines, IL. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Baxamusa include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and general orthopedics. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Baxamusa's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1000 Central Street; Suite 800
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Bob Sun is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Dr. Sun's areas of expertise consist of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Sun is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2650 Ridge Avenue; Division of Hematology - Oncology
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Brockstein is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. His clinical interests include head and neck cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Brockstein performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Sarcoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Melanoma

Dr. Anshu Anish Raj, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9955 Karlov Avenue
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Anshu Raj is an internist in Evanston, IL and Skokie, IL. Dr. Raj is especially interested in diabetes, osteoporosis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors Medicare insurance. She attended B.J. Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Dr. Raj (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Marathi, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore University HealthSystem, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and Access Community Health Network (ACCESS). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Raj's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues, Asthma

Dr. Scott D Cordes, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2501 Compass Road; Suite 125
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Scott Cordes specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and CIGNA HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cordes honors. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Cordes's hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Armen Siragsn Kelikian, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Armen Kelikian is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kelikian include foot reconstruction, ankle problems, and ankle arthroscopy. Dr. Kelikian is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Kelikian is open to new patients. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He speaks Armenian.

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Relevant Interests: , achilles tendon problems, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ankle fracture, foot fracture

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Ankle ... (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.