We found 4 providers with an interest in upper extremity problems and who accept Aetna near Lake Forest, IL.
Dr. Mark Bowen is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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. Dr. Bowen's education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bowen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bowen is open to new patients.
Relevant Interests: , Rotator Cuff Injury, Shoulder Problems, Rotator Cuff Tear
All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic S ... (Read more)
Dr. Benjamin Davis' areas of specialization are general practice and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, and arthroscopic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davis takes. Dr. Davis's education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Davis is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Relevant Interests: , Rotator Cuff Injury
All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Orthopedic Surger ... (Read more)
Dr. Roger Chams is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee replacement, platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy, and rotator cuff injury. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Chams 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. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Chams is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.
Relevant Interests: , Rotator Cuff Injury
All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Replacement, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy ... (Read more)
Dr. Christ Pavlatos is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pavlatos include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Pavlatos is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Relevant Interests: , Shoulder Problems
All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculos ... (Read more)
hand surgeons who accept Aetna (9)?
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Fingers that cannot be straightened, such as with Dupuytren’s contracture
- Deformities of the fingers, such as syndactyly (webbed or fused fingers) or polydactyly (extra fingers)
- Wrist or hand pain
- Serious injuries of the hand or wrist, including burns and sports injuries
- Reattachment of severed fingers or creation of prosthetics
Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common “wear-and-tear” problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.
Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:
- Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
- Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
- Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
- Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
- Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part
Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.
- 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