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Dr. Janiece Stewart

Sports Medicine
Edwardsville, IL
22 years experience female

Locations

BJC Sports Medicine and Orthopedics

Edwardsville, IL

Address

8 Sunset Hills Professional Center, Edwardsville, IL, US
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 7:00am - 3:00am
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Fax

(618) 692-6134

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Cigna

Commercial Travelers Mutual Insurance Company

Coventry Health Care

Humana Insurance Company

Medicaid

Medicare

Mercy Health Plans of MO

MultiPlan, Inc

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

Alton Orthopedic Clinic

Alton, IL

About

Bio

I am a Sports Medicine physician and am the head team physician for Division I Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and for Collinsville High School in Collinsville, IL. I have served as team physician for Saint Louis University and the Gateway Grizzlies minor league baseball team. I earned my medical degree from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL where I also completed a combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency. I completed a sports medicine fellowship at San Jose-O’Connor Hospital in California. As a former athlete myself, I thoroughly enjoy being on the sidelines and assisting both the traditional and non-traditional athlete get back in the game and be healthy in doing so. I love to travel and spend time with my friends, family and dog Sumo.

Specialties
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Sports Medicine

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

Doctor Q&A

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8 Agrees
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Not completely: Severe osteoporosis can not be reversed, but the calcium and vitamin D levels can change with treatment. The goal with treatment is to increase the b... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
No: No, this is not typical for back pain and sciatica. Scoliosis is a curve of the spine itself which has nothing to do with back pain and sciatica. Sc... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
No knee pain: When you squat, you should push your hips backwards as if you are about to sit on the toilet. Your knees should be over your ankles and not over your... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Possibly: Pregnancy can cause all kinds of symptoms. There are other problems that can cause the same symptoms. The simplest way to find out is to take a preg... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Testing: Physical exam and blood tests can help to determine whether you have marfan's syndrome.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Need more info: Recommend going to the ER right away. This could be many different things, but the biggest concern is a heart attack. You should get to the ER right... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Most likely strain: Your symptoms are mostly a strain. I would recommend watching it to see if it improves since the symptoms started less than 24 hours ago. More histo... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
High protein/low fa: I would recommend a high protein and low fat diet to build lean muscle. You should have some form of protein at every meal, 3 meals/day, with healthy... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Restriction: Sometimes if there is narrowing of your esophagus this can cause the feeling of food getting stuck in your throat. There are also other conditions th... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Aging: Some of that is a result of aging. It's harder to put on muscle mass as you get older. I would recommend taking in protein within 30-60 minutes afte... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Rest: Recommend rest, heat, stretching, then ice afterwards. Light exercise to decrease Lactic Acid build up which is the cause of the muscle aches after e... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Strengthen thigh: You can do exercises to strengthen your thighs - squats, lunges, straight leg raises, abduction and adduction exercises. Once you tighten and strengt... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
On average 6-8 weeks: There are several factors that can affect healing a broken bone...severity of the break, bone that is broken, existing medical problems and how contro... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Re-check at home: I would recommend you check your BP a few times a week when you are away from the MDs office as it may be elevated due to white coat hypertension or i... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
See your doctor: Recommend a splint, rest, ice, compression and elevation. Pain medication as needed. I recommend you be seen by a doctor right away as if your ankle... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Depends: Depends on where you're having pain. There are different topical pain medications that can be used for muscle and joint pain. There are other natura... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: If you bruised your kneecap, intermittent pain can last several months. If it is continuing to improve with time, no need to worry. If the pain pers... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Pain medication: Pain from synovial fluid is usually secondary to swelling and inflammation. I would recommend trying and anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprof... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
See your doctor: I recommend you see your doctor as soon as possible. This could be a sign of an ulcer, reflux, gastritis, stricture in the esophagus, gall bladder.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
No: This is the shape of your chest bone. There is nothing that can be done about that except surgery if it's starting to compromise your lung or heart f... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: It is hard to say what might be wrong without more information...how did you hurt your wrist, where does it hurt, what makes the pain wore or better, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
5-6 days a week: Depends on your goal, weight loss, toning, etc.. On average, one should work out 5-6 days/week, 30 minutes of cardio at least 3-4 days/week along wit... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Depends: Depends on if you are having symptoms or not, if it's dominant or nondominant side. Can be treated conservatively initially with strengthening of the... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
No: No, you don't have to have the skin rash and redness to have joint pain and swelling from psoriatic arthritis.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
You can't: You can only have a fracture to the growth plate while it is still open. Once the growth plate fuses, which occurs while you grow, you can not fractu... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
No: No, the ER will not do an endoscopy unless it is an emergency. It is safe to wait as long as you do not have sudden onset of pain or worsening pain, ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Yes, this is common to have since you haven't moved this particular muscle in a month. That being said, not moving a limb can increase your risk for ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Costochondritis can cause rib pain. Typically, the pain associated is worse with breathing, particularly deep breaths. You can have sore spots on th... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
See your doctor: It is likely you are pregnant, especially if you are sexually active, your menstrual cycle is late, and you had a faint positive HPT. Recommend sched... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
See MD: Recommend seeing your doctor for further evaluation. If you're still having significant pain, it's possible you may have broken your finger or torn t... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Hepatitis B is transmitted sexually, by blood and other body fluids when it enters the body of another person. You can not transmit it to someone els... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
6-9 months: Typically ACL recovery takes 6-9 months from the time of surgery to being able to return to full activity without limitations. Your progress through ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
This is difficult: There aren't too many exercises you can do to avoid atrophy after surgery especially if you are limited in your activities (ie weight bearing vs non-w... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Both are true: There is always acid in your stomach. The amount increased when you eat to help digest your food. Because there is more stomach acid produced when y... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Rest: Shin splints are treated with ice, anti-inflammatory medication, and strengthening of the lower leg, thigh, and core muscles. Sometimes shoe inserts ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
See a hand specialis: Recommend you see a hand specialist. If you dislocated your thumb, it is possible you may have torn some of the ligaments that keep your thumb stable... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
See MD: Depending on if there are associated symptoms, locking, clicking, swelling, etc. you may need to see a doctor. In general, knee pain is relieved by q... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Yes, a separated shoulder is injury to the ligaments that hold your collar bone in place. Depending on the severity and symptoms, most people recover... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Ice is better: Ice is better at controlling swelling. If your leg is swelling in the cast, the cast may need to be removed and another one done that allows for the ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Physical therapy: Recommend that you do some rehabilitation exercises to strengthen your ankle. It sounds like the muscles, tendons and ligaments that stabilize the an... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
See a spine surgeon: Scoliosis usually does not require surgery unless the curve is severe or causing compromise to organs, such as the lungs and heart. I recommend you s... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Decrease the weight: If you are lifting weights, decrease the weight and do more repetitions. Couple weight lifting with aerobic exercise afterwards and the muscle mass a... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Bruise or ganglio: I agree with Dr. Jovita Anyanwu. If the x-ray did not show a fracture, the lump is most likely from swelling/bruising or a ganglion cysts. Ganglion ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Tough: These are tough to treat. For mild cases, I have patients rest for 6-8 weeks, use a sling for 4-6, NSAIDs as needed for pain, As the pain subsides, I... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
After: Recommend getting the pain under control, if not resolved prior to starting to exercise. Sometimes exercise can make the pain worse while you have it... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Yes it is safe to take antibiotics while on birth control pills, but some antibiotics will decrease the effectiveness of the pill. So if you're sexua... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Yes, fear and anxiety can evoke all kinds of reactions, light headedness, nausea, vomiting, headache, chest pain, shortness of breath, heart palpitati... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Soft foods: Soft foods or pureed foods are good options. Mashed potatoes, greek yogurt, smoothies, etc..
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
This is difficult: It is next to near impossible to lose weight without proper diet and exercise. Weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise. Simple changes in your diet... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: I am sorry to hear that this occurred. I would recommend you seek counseling if you are having an emotional difficulty as a result.
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May 30, 2014
Hello There! Great to connect with you! Let's help each other out so we can help more people in need! Please vote for me in my "known fors" section & I'll do the same for you. Thank You and let's keep...Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Stewart is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Stewart is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This is very helpful answer but still need to know about this problem, i m also facing same problem. thanx anyway Dr. Janiece Stewart.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rush Medical College, IL
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

Rush, Cook County

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
American College of Sports Medicine
American Academy of Pediatrics
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