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We found 5 rheumatologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Arlington Heights, IL.

Dr. Michael Lee Alfred Miller, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Pediatric Rheumatology
At Northwest Community Hospital Arlington
Heights, IL
 

Dr. Michael Miller works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist and pediatric rheumatologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Miller include rheumatoid arthritis. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Miller attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Miller has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

Dr. Megan L Curran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
800 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Megan Curran's specialty is pediatric rheumatology. Her clinical interests include rheumatic diseases. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Curran attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Miami Children's Hospital. Dr. Curran speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Dermatomyositis, Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis, Medical Education, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Dr. Marisa Sue Klein-Gitelman, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
800 W. Central Road; Box 152
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman is a medical specialist in pediatric rheumatology. Her clinical interests encompass lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Dr. Klein-Gitelman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She trained at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Klein-Gitelman is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klein-Gitelman takes. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Risa Ann Alperin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
At Northwest Community Hospital Arlington
Heights, IL
 

Dr. Risa Alperin is a specialist in pediatric rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alperin include rheumatic diseases. Dr. Alperin is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. She trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for her residency. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alperin has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Fever, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Fibromyalgia, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kamran A Chaudhary, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
80 W. Hillcrest Boulevard; Suite 208
Schaumburg, IL
 

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary specializes in adult rheumatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Chaudhary is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Chaudhary attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Chaudhary's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

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What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is the medical specialty that is concerned with arthritis and other diseases of inflammation. Inflammation can occur anywhere in the body, but it is most common in the joints and connective tissues. Arthritis, which occurs in the joints, is also a very common condition, so rheumatology is strongly associated with joint care. But rheumatology is about more that just arthritis. Other conditions that a rheumatologist might treat include:
  • Lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease
  • Ankylosing spondylitis, inflammation at the base of the spine
  • Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that stops production of tears and saliva
  • Fibromyalgia, a disorder causing widespread, chronic pain and fatigue

Pediatric rheumatologists are doctors that specialize in treating inflammatory diseases in children. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other inflammatory diseases can begin even in childhood, and can cause a unique set of problems for active and growing children.

Rheumatologists use patient symptoms as well as lab tests and imaging tests such as MRIs to diagnose disease. Treatment varies widely depending on the diagnosis, but it may include physiotherapy (to improve motion, ability, and function) or medications. Commonly prescribed medications include anti-inflammatories such as NSAIDS (e.g. Tylenol, Ibuprofen) and steroids, or immune system suppressants such as methotrexate and TNF inhibitor medications (e.g. Enbrel, Humira). The goal is always to increase the patient’s ability to move without pain and to reduce the need for future treatment.