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We found 52 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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Birmingham's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Birmingham attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Birmingham 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Bowen's areas of expertise include sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bowen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. 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 medical specialist in pediatric rehabilitation medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: neurorehabilitation, spinal cord injuries, and spasticity. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Revivo obtained his medical school training at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and performed his residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. His professional affiliations include Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Beigler attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Beigler accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Shana Margolis' areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine; she sees patients in Chicago, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Northbrook, IL. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Margolis's training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She has a special interest in joint injections and botox injection. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Margolis takes. Dr. Margolis has received the distinction of Best Resident Presentation, Critical Review of the Literature. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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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. Michael Berkowitz, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Michael Berkowitz is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Elk Grove Village, IL and Northbrook, IL. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Berkowitz takes Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Chicago Super Doctors and Volunteer of the Year, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Indiana State Chapter.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, arthritis, tendonitis

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

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Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Sakina Kadakia's specialties are emergency medicine and sports medicine. She practices in Glenview, IL. Dr. Kadakia's clinical interests encompass sports health, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, and fractures (broken bones). She honors 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. For her residency, Dr. Kadakia trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Kadakia is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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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 medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Chehab include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Chehab is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Chehab attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. 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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Northbrook, IL. She is especially interested in neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases) and musculoskeletal problems. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Keeshin's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Keeshin has received the following distinctions: 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. She is accepting 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 is a foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Kodros's clinical interests: foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Kodros welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Kodros attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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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's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Morton Grove, IL and Des Plaines, IL. Dr. Baxamusa's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and general orthopedics. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Baxamusa's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 works as a rheumatologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sun's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Dr. Sun is professionally 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 an oncologist and medical oncologist. His clinical interests encompass head and neck cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. Dr. Brockstein is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Brockstein attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Brockstein accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 a general internist. After completing medical school at B.J. Medical College, she performed her residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. Dr. Raj accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Raj (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Marathi, and Hindi. She is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and Access Community Health Network (ACCESS). Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cordes include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Cordes's professional affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Cordes accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and CIGNA HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His areas of expertise include foot reconstruction, ankle problems, and ankle arthroscopy. Dr. Kelikian's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kelikian accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Armenian. He is professionally 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: , 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.