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Clinical Associate of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine

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Christopher Hicks, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedist who specializes in non-operative sports medicine and provides comprehensive medical care for athletes and active patients alike. Dr. Hicks diagnoses and treats a wide range of sports related injuries, including concussions, tendonitis and more, and offers his patients conventional and non-conventional treatments designed to reduce or eliminate pain and restore mobility. Additionally, Dr. Hicks is a part of the medical team for the WNBA Chicago Sky.

Before beginning a successful orthopaedic career, Dr. Hicks, a Chicago native, was an athlete in both high school and college, excelling at basketball and track and field. His athletic background gives Dr. Hicks a unique understanding of the challenges an athlete faces when injured, and he is determined to help his patients return to sports at their peak performance.

Dr. Hicks sees patients at our Orland Park and South Loop locations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Concussions
  • Diagnostic & Therapeutic Ultrasound Injections
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Tendonitis
  • Regenerative Therapies
  • Running Medicine

Medical Education

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine

Internship

  • Rush University Medical Center

Residency

  • Rush University Medical Center

Fellowship

  • University of Virginia Health

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2019

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English