We found 5 hand surgeons who accept Humana Gold near Libertyville, IL.

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Dr. Paul Eugene Papierski, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1419 Peterson Road
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Paul Papierski is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Papierski's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and hand problems. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Papierski honors. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Papierski completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Work Injuries, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter E Hoepfner, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
720 Florsheim Drive
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Peter Hoepfner practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Grayslake, IL, Libertyville, IL, and Buffalo Grove, IL. Dr. Hoepfner's areas of expertise include the following: wrist surgery, hand surgery procedures, and trauma. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Hoepfner has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Wrist Surgery, Occupational Health Issues, Elbow Surgery, Upper Extremity Surgery, Hand Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Serafin M Deleon, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
350 S Greenleaf; Suite 405
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Serafin Deleon's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Gurnee, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: hand problems, wrist problems, and wrist arthroscopy. Dr. Deleon is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and Illinois Bone & Joint Institute. Dr. Deleon accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1419 Peterson Road
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Marcus Talerico is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Talerico graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency.

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1419 Peterson Road
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Socrates Brito's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Morehouse School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Howard University Hospital for residency. Dr. Brito's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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What is Hand Surgery?

Our hands are not only incredibly useful and important for our daily functioning, but they are complex and delicate parts of our body. It can take a specialist to keep the hands functioning at their best. Hand surgeons are general, plastic, or orthopedic surgeons who have received additional training specifically in the care of hands, wrists and forearms.

Surgery is not the only care that a hand surgeon provides. Hand surgeons might prescribe medications, physical therapy, or splints and braces as well as surgery, depending on the condition. They care for a wide variety of issues affecting the hand or forearm, which may include:
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • 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

We use our hands to interact with the world in a number of ways. In order to do so, we need our hands to maintain a high level of both movement and sensitivity, and that requires all of its bones, muscles, and nerves to be working properly. Hand surgeons keep this delicate and important equipment functioning.
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