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Richard D Lim, M.D.
Richard D Lim, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery
Offices in Orland Park and Oak Lawn
Advocate Christ Medical Center
 
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Gender: Male 
Age: 48 
Years in Practice: 16 
Medical Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery  
Board Certification: Yes 
Medical School: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (Honors Program in Medical Education) 
Internship: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 
Residency: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 
Fellowship: Spine Institute for Special Surgery, Louisville, KY (Spine Surgery) 
Philosophy of Care: Dr. Lim graduated from Honor Program in medical Education at Northwestern University Medical School and completed his Orthopedic Residency at the McGaw Medical Center at the McGaw Medical Center at Northwestern University. Upon graduation he pursued specialized fellowship training at the Spine Institute for Special Surgery in the surgial and non-surgical treatment of spinal disorders. Dr. Lim has devoted his private practice at Midwest Orthopedic Consultants soley to the treatment of spinal disorders. Dr. Lim is the Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery; the Co-Director of the Bone and Joint Institute; and Co-Director of the Spine Program at Advocate Christ Hospital Medical Center. He has developed and pioneered the Minimally Invasive practices in his hospital and has presented on numerous topics at the local and national level. Dr. Lim has been nationally recognized as one of America's Top Orthopedics by the Consumers' Research Council of America. 
Secondary Languages: None 
Website: www.orthoexperts.com 
Member of Advocate Physician Partners (what's this
 
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10719 W 160th St, Orland Park,  708.226.3300 
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Medical Group
Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants, SC

Location information
10719 W 160th St
Orland Park, IL 60467
708.226.3300

Medical Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

Clinical Interests
autologous growth factor
back and neck disorders
back problems
bone grafting
cancer
cervical disc disease
cervical fusion
cervical herniations
cervical laminectomy
cervical lumbar spine
christ cancer institute
discectomy
endoscopic diskectomy
extreme lumbar interbody fusion
fracture care
gps surgery
kyphoplasty
laser discectomy
lumbar conditions
lumbar discectomy
lumbar fusion surgery
lumbar herniations
lumbar laminectomy
microdiskectomy
microsurgery
non-invasive procedures
pediatric spinal surgery
percutaneous discectomy
percutaneous spinal fusion
percutaneous vertebroplasty
physical therapy available
sciatica
scoliosis
spinal cord injury
spinal disorders
spinal fusion
spinal surgery
spine tumor surgery
thoracic discectomy
thoracic spine
transverse lumbar interbody fusion
Insurance Plans Accepted
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Aetna Choice POS
Aetna Elect Choice EPO
Aetna Elect Choice PPO
Aetna Managed Choice POS
Aetna National Advantage Program (NAP)
Aetna Open Access HMO
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Aetna Quality POS
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Aetna US Healthcare HMO
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CIGNA Healthplan of ILL HMO
CIGNA Healthplan of ILL POS
CIGNA Healthplan of ILL PPO
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CIGNA Open Access POS
Cofinity PPO (Aetna Affiliate PPO)
COMMERCIAL (80/20 Insurance Types)
Coventry/First Health PPO
Great West Healthcare EPO
Great West Healthcare HMO
Great West Healthcare PPO
Great-West Healthcare HMO/Open Access
Great-West Healthcare POS
Health Alliance Medical Plans PPO
Healthlink PPO
HFN (Healthcare's Finest Network) EPO
HFN (Healthcare's Finest Network) PPO
HFN Platinum EPO
HMO Illinois (BC/BS HMO)
Humana Advocate Centered - EPO
Humana Advocate Centered - HMO
Humana Choice Care Network PPO
Humana Employers Health Insurance PPO
Humana Health Plans HMO
Humana Health Plans POS
Humana Health Plans PPO
Humana National Plans HMO
Humana National Plans PPO/POS
Humana National POS - Open Access
Medicare Assignment Part B
Multiplan, Inc. PPO
PersonalCare PPO
PPO Next (Beech Street)
Preferred Network Access PPO
Preferred Plan Inc PPO
Private Healthcare Systems (Savility PPO)
Private Healthcare Systems PPO
TRICARE (formerly Champus)
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United Healthcare HMO
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United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
United Healthcare Select EPO
United Healthcare Select HMO
United Healthcare Select Plus POS
WellCare Choice
Wellmark Health Network PPO
Worker's Compensation
 
4220 W 95th St, Oak Lawn,  708.226.3300 
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Medical Group
Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants, SC

Location information
4220 W 95th St
Suite 100
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
708.226.3300

Medical Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

Clinical Interests
autologous growth factor
back and neck disorders
back problems
bone grafting
cancer
cervical disc disease
cervical fusion
cervical herniations
cervical laminectomy
cervical lumbar spine
christ cancer institute
discectomy
endoscopic diskectomy
extreme lumbar interbody fusion
fracture care
gps surgery
kyphoplasty
laser discectomy
lumbar conditions
lumbar discectomy
lumbar fusion surgery
lumbar herniations
lumbar laminectomy
microdiskectomy
microsurgery
non-invasive procedures
pediatric spinal surgery
percutaneous discectomy
percutaneous spinal fusion
percutaneous vertebroplasty
physical therapy available
sciatica
scoliosis
spinal cord injury
spinal disorders
spinal fusion
spinal surgery
spine tumor surgery
thoracic discectomy
thoracic spine
transverse lumbar interbody fusion
Insurance Plans Accepted
Prior to scheduling an appointment with any doctor you select, confirm with the doctor's office staff that the insurance plan you are enrolled in is still accepted by the physician.

Aetna Choice POS
Aetna Elect Choice EPO
Aetna Elect Choice PPO
Aetna Managed Choice POS
Aetna National Advantage Program (NAP)
Aetna Open Access HMO
Aetna Open Access POS
Aetna Open Choice PPO
Aetna Quality POS
Aetna Traditional Choice PPO
Aetna US Healthcare EPO
Aetna US Healthcare HMO
Aetna US Healthcare POS
Aetna US Healthcare PPO
BCE Emergis PPO
BeechStreet PPO
Beyond Benefits PPO
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Cross / Blue Shield PPO
Blue Perform HMO City of Chicago Employees
CAPP Care/Beech Street PPO
CIGNA Healthplan of ILL EPO
CIGNA Healthplan of ILL HMO
CIGNA Healthplan of ILL POS
CIGNA Healthplan of ILL PPO
CIGNA Open Access HMO
CIGNA Open Access POS
Cofinity PPO (Aetna Affiliate PPO)
COMMERCIAL (80/20 Insurance Types)
Coventry/First Health PPO
Great West Healthcare EPO
Great West Healthcare HMO
Great West Healthcare PPO
Great-West Healthcare HMO/Open Access
Great-West Healthcare POS
Health Alliance Medical Plans PPO
Healthlink PPO
HFN (Healthcare's Finest Network) EPO
HFN (Healthcare's Finest Network) PPO
HFN Platinum EPO
HMO Illinois (BC/BS HMO)
Humana Advocate Centered - EPO
Humana Advocate Centered - HMO
Humana Choice Care Network PPO
Humana Employers Health Insurance PPO
Humana Health Plans HMO
Humana Health Plans POS
Humana Health Plans PPO
Humana National Plans HMO
Humana National Plans PPO/POS
Humana National POS - Open Access
Medicare Assignment Part B
Multiplan, Inc. PPO
PersonalCare PPO
PPO Next (Beech Street)
Preferred Network Access PPO
Preferred Plan Inc PPO
Private Healthcare Systems (Savility PPO)
Private Healthcare Systems PPO
TRICARE (formerly Champus)
United Healthcare Basics PPO
United Healthcare Choice HMO
United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare Indemnity
United Healthcare Navigate HMO
United Healthcare Options PPO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
United Healthcare Select EPO
United Healthcare Select HMO
United Healthcare Select Plus POS
WellCare Choice
Wellmark Health Network PPO
Worker's Compensation
 
 



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Unless otherwise stated, physicians are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Advocate Health Care or the Advocate facility where the care is being provided. Neither Advocate Health Care nor the Advocate facility shall be liable for the medical care provided or decisions made by these independent physicians.

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