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We found 72 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Great-West Healthcare POS near Winfield, IL.

Dr. John F Sarwark, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. John Sarwark is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Warrenville, IL. His areas of expertise consist of scoliosis, musculoskeletal surgery, and spina bifida. Dr. Sarwark is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Sarwark average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Sarwark has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Scoliosis, Fractures, Sports Injuries, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Spina Bifida, Trauma

Dr. William Robert Ii Sterba II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
27650 Ferry Road; Suite 100
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. William Sterba practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Sterba's areas of expertise include knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sterba has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Norman A Aliga, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
26w171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Norman Aliga is a physiatrist. Dr. Aliga's areas of expertise include the following: amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel. He attended the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of the Philippines and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Aliga has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Aliga (or staff) speaks Filipino and Ilocano.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Prosthetics, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Amputee ... (Read more)

Dr. John Joseph Grayhack, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. John Grayhack sees patients in Westchester, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Grayhack is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. 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. Dr. Grayhack is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He is not currently accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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
26w171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Satheesh Muppavarapu's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among his clinical interests: amputee rehabilitation, prosthetics, and amputees. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA EPO. After completing medical school at Guntur Medical College, Dr. Muppavarapu performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis

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

Dr. Beth Barnhardt Froese, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
27650 Ferry Road; Suite 100
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Beth Froese is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Froese attended medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include nerve conduction studies (NCS), trigger point injections, and osteoporosis. Dr. Froese accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Nerve Conduction Studies, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Erik Charles Bennett King, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Erik King sees patients in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and New Lenox, IL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. King's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in scoliosis, cancer, and surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. King speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Clubfoot, Hand Problems, Trauma

Dr. Cynthia Rose Labella, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Labella is a specialist in pediatric sports medicine. She works in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Warrenville, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Labella include concussion and sports injuries. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Labella attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Dr. Labella honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, sprains

All Interests: Sports Health, Strains, Sports Injuries, Sprains, Dislocation, Injuries, Overuse Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Michael Babka, MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine
27650 Ferry Road; Suite 100
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Brian Babka specializes in sports medicine. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He is especially interested in concussion, overuse injuries, and sports health. Dr. Babka takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Babka is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Overuse Injuries, Musculoskeletal Problems, Concussion

Dr. Hythem P Shadid, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
444 Park Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Hythem Shadid is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. These areas are among Dr. Shadid's clinical interests: hip replacement, knee problems, and carpal tunnel surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Shadid is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Shadid's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Julio C Gonzalez Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 400
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Julio Gonzalez specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and spine problems. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Tennis Elbow, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Aaron A Bare, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
27650 Ferry Road; Suite 100
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Aaron Bare's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, pain, and sports health. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bare is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bare studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bare completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Bare has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Raghu Rao Pulluru, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 400
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Raghu Pulluru works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Pulluru attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Pulluru is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheryl Lynn Lipnick, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
303 East Army Trail Road; Suite 414
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Sheryl Lipnick is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Hoffman Estates, IL and Bloomingdale, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Lipnick include carpal tunnel surgery, heel surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Lipnick's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, musculoskeletal injuries, ligament problems, arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury, ankle fracture

All Interests: Heel Surgery, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Partial Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Anjum Sayyad, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
26w171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Anjum Sayyad works as a rehabilitation physician. Dr. Sayyad attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Her clinical interests include dystonia, spasticity, and spine problems. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Sayyad is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Back Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Stroke Rehabilitation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew D Gimre, MD
Specializes in Sports Medicine
27650 Ferry Road; Suite 100
Warrenville, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Gimre practices sports medicine. Dr. Gimre's clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at MacNeal Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Gimre is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot ... (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.