We found 12 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana Bronze near Plainfield, IL.

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Dr. Raghu R Pulluru, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 225
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Raghu Pulluru, who practices in Plainfield, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Pulluru's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Pulluru attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Pulluru is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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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. Kris John Alden, PhD, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2940 Rollingridge Road; Suite 102
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Kris Alden sees patients in Western Springs, IL, Naperville, IL, and Elmhurst, IL. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alden include knee problems, partial hip replacement (hip hemiarthroplasty), and joint pain. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alden's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, bursitis, musculoskeletal injuries, ligament problems, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Hip Problems, Bursitis, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Partial Hip Replacement, Joint Pain, Total Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Suma Reddy Duvvur, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
899 S Weber Road; Suite G
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Suma Kaki's area of specialization is general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Kaki is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaki include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna. She is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Dr. Kaki (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joanna Sala, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
23826 135th Street; Suite 103
Planfield, IL
 

Dr. Joanna Wilk's medical specialty is family medicine. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Wilk honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilk graduated from Medical University of Bialystok. She is conversant in Polish. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Headache, Osteoporosis, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Hoon Lee, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15724 Route; 59 #102
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. John Lee is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Bolingbrook, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Joliet, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He studied medicine at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. He speaks Korean. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Ettore Giacomi Jr., DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
23836 135th Street
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Mark Giacomi's area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Giacomi's clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Giacomi honors. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Bruce C Corwin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
15728 S Route 59
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Corwin's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Corwin's areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , gout

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Dr. Claudia J Vera, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
644 S Weber Road
Romeoville, IL
 

Dr. Claudia Vera practices general internal medicine in Romeoville, IL. Her areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Vera is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vera graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashraf Hamzeh Darwish, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2940 Rollingridge Road; Suite 102
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Ashraf Darwish sees patients in Western Springs, IL and Naperville, IL. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: cervical (neck) spine problems, musculoskeletal injuries, and chronic back pain. Dr. Darwish is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Darwish attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Injuries, Chronic Back Pain, Microdiscectomy, Discectomy, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Varsha Datta Sambare, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
730 S Weber Road
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Varsha Sambare's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Sambare's clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Patient ratings for Dr. Sambare average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. Dr. Sambare (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi and Hindi. Dr. Sambare's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Adolescent Issues, Headache, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Contraception, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Dattatreya Sambare, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
730 S. S Weber Road
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Datta Sambare is an internist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sambare include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Sclerotherapy, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Madhuri R Yemul, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
24024 Brancaster Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Madhuri Yemul is a physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Yemul's clinical interests: thyroid problems, acne, and adolescent issues. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Grant Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Yemul (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Adventist Health Partners (AHP).

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, gout

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Atopic Dermatitis, ... (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.
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