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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 medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Meek's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Meek include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Meek's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Rae is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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 is a family practitioner in Naperville, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yemul include thyroid problems, acne, and adolescent issues. Dr. Yemul is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Grant Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Yemul (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

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

Dr. Tina Brueschke's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Brueschke attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brueschke include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic 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. Christine H Shih, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
329 Remington Boulevard; Suite 100
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Christine Shih is a family medicine physician. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Shih include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shih is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Cantonese. Her hospital/clinic 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. Mario Prete, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
412 63rd Street; #100
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Mario Prete's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Dr. Prete has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Prete is a graduate of the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. He 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. Gerald Simon, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
412 63rd Street; Suite 100
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Gerald Simon's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Downers Grove, IL and Countryside, IL. Dr. Simon has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simon takes. 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. Mark Ettore Giacomi Jr., DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
23836 W 135th Street; Suite 103
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Mark Giacomi's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Giacomi's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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 is a Bolingbrook, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Mekhael attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. His clinical interests include chronic sinusitis, abuse, and strabismus. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Mekhael is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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 works as an orthopedist in Bolingbrook, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Joliet, IL. He graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Lee takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He speaks Korean. He 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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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.