We found 19 sports medicine providers who accept Great-West Healthcare PPO near Downers Grove, IL.

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William R Sterba MD
Specializes in General Practice, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 3.87 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL

Dr. William Sterba's areas of specialization are general practice, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine; he sees patients in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Warrenville, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Sterba is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Sterba speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Pain, H ... (Read more)

Lenard W LaBelle MD
Specializes in General Practice, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
7 Blanchard Circle; #101 Danada Medical Office
Wheaton, IL

Dr. Lenard Labelle specializes in general practice, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Labelle include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Labelle's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Labelle's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Pain, M ... (Read more)

Aaron A Bare MD
Specializes in General Practice, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 3.53 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 300
Glen Ellyn, IL

Dr. Aaron Bare specializes in general practice, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine and practices in Warrenville, IL, Bartlett, IL, and Geneva, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, pain, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Bare studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bare is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Bare's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Pain, H ... (Read more)

Vishal M Mehta MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.97 stars out of 5 (19 ratings)
2323 Naperville Road
Naperville, IL

Dr. Vishal Mehta's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mehta's areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and shoulder problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Mehta attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Hip Problems

Matthew D Gimre MD
Specializes in General Practice, Sports Medicine
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 300
Glen Ellyn, IL

Dr. Matthew Gimre specializes in general practice and sports medicine. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, foot problems, and shoulder problems. Dr. Gimre's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at MacNeal Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Non-Surgical Orthopedics, Foot Problems

Laura M Lemke MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise
Westchester, IL

Dr. Laura Lemke is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Lemke's education and training includes medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. She is especially interested in orthopedic surgery. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lemke's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Orthopedic Surgery

Dr Benjamin Domb MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
550 West Ogden Avenue
Hinsdale, IL

Dr. Benjamin Domb practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Domb's areas of expertise include hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff injury, and minimally invasive hip replacement. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and The University of Chicago Medicine. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Domb takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: ACL Injury, Hip Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement, Shoulder Replaceme ... (Read more)

Steven E Mayer MD
Specializes in General Practice, Physiatry, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine
Average rating 1.5 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
101 E 75th Street; Suite 100
Naperville, IL

Dr. Steven Mayer works as a rehabilitation physician, general practitioner, and physical therapist. Dr. Mayer's clinical interests include knee problems, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Mayer welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Neck Problems, Nerve Conduction Stud ... (Read more)

Dr Hythem P Shadid MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 2.68 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
2425 W 22nd Street; Suite 212
Oak Brook, IL

Dr. Hythem Shadid is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Glen Ellyn, IL, Saint Charles, IL, and Oak Brook, IL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee problems, and pain. Dr. Shadid is an in-network provider for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Shadid speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscop ... (Read more)

Dr Vijay B Thangamani MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.15 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
4115 Fairview Av
Downers Grove, IL

Dr. Vijay Thangamani is a Downers Grove, IL physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thangamani takes. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Dr Gregory Hampton Dairyko Jr MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.37 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
133 East Brush Hill Road; Suite 100
Elmhurst, IL

Dr. Gregory Dairyko is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Downers Grove, IL, Elmhurst, IL, and Naperville, IL. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dairyko is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Julio C Gonzalez MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL

Dr. Julio Gonzalez is a physician who specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Orange County Medical Center for residency. Dr. Gonzalez's clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and spine problems. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Gonzalez's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Shoulder Problems, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Tennis Elbow, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Proble ... (Read more)

Rahul R Gokhale MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
133 East Brush Hill Road; Suite 100
Elmhurst, IL

Dr. Rahul Gokhale's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gokhale include knee injury, rotator cuff injury, and knee arthroscopy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Gokhale is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Clinical interests: Knee Pain, Shoulder Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Knee Injury, Rotator Cuff Inju ... (Read more)

Dr Robert F Matlock MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
4115 Fairview Avenue
Downers Grove, IL

Dr. Robert Matlock specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Aurora, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Yorkville, IL. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Matlock graduated from Meharry Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Matlock completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Matlock's practice is open to new patients.

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John L Reilly MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 3.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
133 East Brush Hill Road; Suite 100
Elmhurst, IL

Dr. John Reilly practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine in Naperville, IL, Elmhurst, IL, and Downers Grove, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reilly include sports health. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Reilly average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health

Troy R Karlsson MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4115 Fairveiw Avenue
Downers Grove, IL

Dr. Troy Karlsson sees patients in Aurora, IL, Yorkville, IL, and Naperville, IL. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Karlsson studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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What is Sports Medicine?

Sports medicine is the specialty that promotes physical fitness and activity while managing, treating, and preventing injuries that happen during exercise or participation in sports. Sports medicine fosters wellness and fitness and works to inhibit injury. A sports medicine specialist may work with professional athletes, school sports teams, individuals who participate in sports on the weekend for fun, or someone who is just beginning to exercise for the first time. Although their main focus is on musculoskeletal function, sports medicine specialists also care for patients’ full medical and nutritional needs as they relate to their active lifestyle.

Some examples of the kinds of injuries and issues that a sports medicine specialist might see in their work include:
  • Acute sports injuries (sprains, fractures)
  • Overuse injuries (tendonitis, bursitis)
  • Head injuries (concussion)
  • Heat injuries (heat stroke)
  • Athletes with chronic illness (asthma, diabetes, heart disease) and how their illness is affected by exercise
  • Nutrition and the use of supplements
  • Developing a safe exercise plan for obese or sedentary patients
  • Substance abuse of performance-enhancing drugs
  • Teaching proper form and technique to reduce the chance of injury

Sports medicine specialists often work closely with orthopedic specialists, and the scope of their work can have some overlap. The main distinction is that orthopedic specialists can perform surgery when it is needed, while sports medicine specialists focus on non-surgical solutions for injuries.

Whether they are the team physicians making sure every professional player is performing safely and at their best, or community specialists getting you back in the game after a sprained ankle, sports medicine doctors are there to make sure you’re in good condition to lead an active life.
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