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Home  |  Doctors |  David H. Garelick, MD

David Garelick, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certificate of Added Qualification, Sports Medicine

Practice Locations

2923 N California Ave
Suite 300
Chicago IL Suite 300
Fax: 773-777-5927

Affiliated Hospitals

  • 25 East Same Day Surgery Center
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
  • Community First Medical Center
  • Presence Saint Joseph Hospital

Biography

Dr. David Garelick is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. He provides excellent comprehensive care for shoulder and knee conditions. In the shoulder, his expertise includes caring for rotator cuff injuries, labral tears, and degenerative arthritis. For the knee, Dr. Garelick provides a wide spectrum of care ranging from ligament injuries and meniscal tears to total knee replacement.

He performs most of his surgeries arthroscopically and with other minimally invasive techniques which accelerate healing and help to diminish pain.

Dr. Garelick is active in resident and fellowship education, serving as a faculty member of the University of Illinois Orthopaedic Sports Medicine fellowship as well as the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship through Presence Resurrection Medical Center. He has also served as a team physician for U.S. Soccer, and currently serves as the team physician for St. Patrick High School. In addition, he has designed medical products and holds two patents, including a hand brace used for treating Boxer’s fractures.

Additional Areas of Expertise

  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Fracture Care
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Independent Medical Evaluations (IME)

 

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Garelick takes pride in his ability to communicate with the patient about their problem. He steadfastly believes that outcomes and patient satisfaction are maximized when the patient has a better understanding of their condition. Dr. Garelick makes himself available to patients, personally returning phone calls and answering questions or concerns which may arise. While each situation is unique, he believes that most orthopedic conditions can be successfully treated conservatively and without surgery.

“I spend time with each patient in order to provide customized, individual care. I don’t operate on pictures, images or tests, I operate on patients.”

What Patients Should Know About Me

“As a sports medicine physician and U.S. Soccer Team doctor, I am accustomed to caring for a wide range of patients encompassing elite athletes, weekend warriors and everyone in between, all with the same goal: to return to their sport as quickly and as safely possible.”

Education

Fellowship
University of California at San Diego - Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Residency
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Orthopaedic Surgery
Internship
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL
General Surgery
Medical School
Indiana University - School of Medicine

Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • National Honor Society
  • Phi Eta Sigma
  • Alpha Lambda Delta
  • Golden Key

Curriculum Vitae

See my Curriculum Vitae

Our Team

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Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna EPO, HMO, PPO, POS, NAP
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO, HMO
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Beech Street/Concentra/Viant PPO and Workers’ Compensation
  • Blue Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, BlueChoice PPO, HMO, HMOI, HMO Advantage, Blue Precision HMO, Medicare Advantage, MMAI Plan (some physicians)
  • CareIQ, Rehab for Workers Compensation
  • CCN POS
  • CCN PPO
  • Cigna HMO, PPO, POS
  • CorVel PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • Coventry Medicare Advantage PPO, HMO
  • Coventry PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • Encompass (surgery network for injured workers)
  • First Health PPO
  • Healthcare’s Finest Network PPO, Workers’ Compensation
  • HealthLink Plans HMO, PPO
  • HMO Illinois (some physicians)
  • Humana MMAI, HMO, POS, PPO
  • Imagine Health/Smart Network (MRI/CT Services, Rehab Services, and some Physicians)
  • Longevity Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Medicare
  • MedRisk (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • MultiPlan/Private Health Care Systems PPO
  • One Call Medical Network (Imaging services for injured workers)
  • One Call Care Management (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • Orchid Medical (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • PPO Next (aka HealthStar PPO, Preferred Health Network PPO)
  • Preferred Network Access PPO
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • Premier Comp Solutions (imaging services only)
  • Savility
  • Sunrise Advantage Medicare Advantage Plan
  • Therapy Direct (Rehab services for injured workers)
  • Union Health Service
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO, Open Access, POS, PPO

IBJI providers are participating providers in the following workers’ compensation Preferred Provider Programs (PPP):

  • CorVel
  • Coventry
  • Healthcare’s Finest Network
  • MedRisk (Rehab/Work Comp)

Patient Resources

Rehab Protocols

Videos

Audio

Dr. Garelick as heard on WBBM & WSCR, Part 2
Dr. Garelick as heard on WBBM & WSCR, Part 1