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 specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Meek studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Meek's residency was performed at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Rae honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Rae 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. Madhuri Rajender Yemul, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
329 Remington Boulevard; Suite 100
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Madhuri Yemul practices family medicine in Naperville, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. These areas are among Dr. Yemul's clinical interests: thyroid problems, acne, and adolescent issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She studied medicine at Grant Medical College. Dr. Yemul (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Partners (AHP).

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Relevant Interests: , gout

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

Dr. Christine Shih specializes in family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Shih's clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Rush Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Shih speaks Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Tina Brueschke is a family medicine physician. Dr. Brueschke's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College.

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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 is an internist and geriatrician. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. The average patient rating for Dr. Simon is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Simon's 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 practices family medicine. Dr. Giacomi's clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is a graduate of 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, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. He speaks Italian. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Dr. Prete is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He graduated from the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Prete takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to 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 area of specialization is family medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. These areas are among his clinical interests: chronic sinusitis, abuse, and strabismus. Dr. Mekhael accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His 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. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Korean.

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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.