We found 22 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Lake Forest, IL.

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Dr. Craig Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Craig Finlayson's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Northbrook, IL, Westchester, IL, and Forest, IL. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Finlayson include ACL reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery, and orthopedic surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Dr. Finlayson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Arthroscopy, Arthroscopic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, ACL ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger N Chams, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Roger Chams practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Grayslake, IL and Libertyville, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Chams is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee replacement, rotator cuff injury, and sports health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Chams's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Ultrasound, Shoulder Replacement, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Janice Lasky Lasky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Janice Zeid's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Zeid's clinical interests include strabismus, neurofibromatosis, and glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Zeid has an open panel. Before performing her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Zeid attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , muscle diseases (myopathies)

All Interests: Tumor, Retinoblastoma, Hemangiomas, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Muscle Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Morris Kletzel, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Oncology
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Morris Kletzel works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric oncologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: immunodeficiency, acute leukemia, and chronic leukemia. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kletzel takes. He is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for residency. Dr. Kletzel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Kletzel is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Research, Bone Problems, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Stem Cell Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Aloysius Janicki, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Janicki is a pediatric orthopedist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Warrenville, IL. His areas of clinical interest consist of scoliosis and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Janicki's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. Before completing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Janicki attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Scoliosis, Fractures, Orthopedic Surgery, Foot Problems

Dr. Vineeta Theresa Swaroop, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
660 North Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Vineeta Swaroop specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Swaroop's clinical interests: spina bifida, orthopedic surgery, and gait abnormalities. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Spina Bifida, Gait Abnormalities, Fractures, Cerebral Palsy, Orthopedic Surgery, Clubfoot, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anand Mahesh Vora, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Anand Vora is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Libertyville, IL, Chicago, IL, and Gurnee, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, achilles tendon problems, and foot arthroscopy. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Vora takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Vora's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Achilles tendon problems, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Marc D Posner, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
660 N. Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Marc Posner is a radiation oncology specialist in Grayslake, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Posner's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, and lung cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Posner's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Gynecologic Cancer, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert A Freilich, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
806 Central Avenue; Suite 103
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Robert Freilich specializes in general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Freilich is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Freilich attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), 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: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sudhi P Kurup, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Sudhi Kurup is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Northbrook, IL. His areas of expertise consist of strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. Dr. Kurup is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Kurup's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , muscle diseases (myopathies)

All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Hemangiomas, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Muscle Diseases, Amblyopia, Uveitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joy Lynn Coleman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
660 N. Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Joy Coleman is a radiation oncologist. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Coleman's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Coleman has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Gynecologic Cancer, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew David Jones, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 100
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Jones is an orthopedic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jones include arthroscopic surgery, reverse total shoulder replacement, and sports health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Jones graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). Dr. Jones welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Transplant Procedures, Shoulder Reconstruction, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Risa Ann Alperin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Risa Alperin's specialty is pediatric rheumatology. In her practice, Dr. Alperin focuses on rheumatic diseases. Dr. Alperin's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alperin accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Fever, Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis

Lowell Scott Weil Jr.
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1900 Hollister Drive; Suite 160
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Lowell Weil specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weil include heel pain, arthritis, and ligament problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weil accepts. Dr. Weil trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. Dr. Weil is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ligament problems, arthritis, tendon problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Plantar Fasciitis, Tendon Problems, Ligament Problems, Heel Pain, Arthritis, Bunions

Dr. Christ Jerry Pavlatos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Christ Pavlatos' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Pavlatos's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pavlatos accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Robert A Hozman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 200
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Robert Hozman's specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Hozman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Polish, and Russian. In Dr. Hozman's practice, he is particularly interested in osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Swedish Covenant Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Hozman attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hozman honors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Osteoarthritis

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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.
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