We found 10 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Advantage HMO near Bolingbrook, IL.

Dr. Jonathan David Meek, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 103
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Meek's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Meek include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Meek graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Meek trained at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for his residency. His professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Carolyn F Rae, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Carolyn Rae is a Downers Grove, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Rae's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rae accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Asthma, Fatigue, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. Madhuri Rajender Yemul, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
329 Remington Boulevard; Suite 100
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Madhuri Yemul's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Yemul include thyroid problems, acne, and adolescent issues. Dr. Yemul honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of Grant Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Yemul (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Yemul's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Partners (AHP).

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Relevant Interests: , gout

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Atopic Dermatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tina M Brueschke, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 103
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Tina Brueschke's area of specialization is family medicine. She graduated from Rush Medical College. Her clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Brueschke honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Christine H Shih, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
329 Remington Boulevard; Suite 100
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Christine Shih is a Bolingbrook, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Shih include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Shih accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Cantonese. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Gerald Simon, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
412 63rd Street; Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Gerald Simon works as an internist and geriatrician in Downers Grove, IL and Countryside, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Simon is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Simon accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Simon is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Mario Prete, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
412 63rd Street; #100
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Mario Prete works as an internist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Prete include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Prete studied medicine at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. His professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Mark Ettore Giacomi Jr., DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
23836 W 135th Street; Suite 103
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Mark Giacomi works as a family practitioner in Plainfield, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Giacomi include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Giacomi is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Fayez Mekhael Nagib Mekhael, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
516 E. Boughton Road
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Fayez Mekhael's specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: chronic sinusitis, abuse, and strabismus. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Mekhael attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Mekhael's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

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Dr. John Hoon Lee, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
396 Remington Boulevard; Suite 130
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. John Lee's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Lee honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Korean. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a painful disease of the joints. There are many different kinds of arthritis with various causes, but they all lead to pain and inflammation of joints such as the hip, knee, or wrist. Arthritis affects people of all ages, races, and genders, but it is more common in women and older people. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States.

Symptoms of arthritis include swelling, pain, and stiffness. They can occur in a single joint or throughout the body. It is common for symptoms to come and go, known as flares. In some kinds of arthritis, flares may be caused by specific triggers, such as exercise, stress, or an allergic reaction.

By far the two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis happens when wear and tear on joints breaks down the cartilage between two moving bones. In a healthy person, cartilage cushions and lubricates the bones so they can glide over each other as they move. When the cartilage becomes thin or tears, the ends of bones rub and cause pain. In rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s own immune system becomes confused and attacks joint cartilage, weakening it and causing inflammation.

Treatment for arthritis depends on the specific type, but it may include:
  • Avoiding arthritis triggers
  • Hot or cold therapy, such as ice or hot packs
  • Oral or injected medications, such as corticosteroids, NSAIDs, and biologics
  • Physical therapy and gentle exercises
  • Surgery to repair or replace damaged joints

In many types of arthritis, early treatment can prevent more serious damage to your joints, keeping your symptoms in check. Whatever stage you are in, help exists to let you stay active and manage pain. There are many options to get you moving again.
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