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We found 37 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Bolingbrook, IL.

Dr. Geoffrey Stephen Kuhlman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
329 Remington Boulevard; #100
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Kuhlman specializes in family medicine. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. Dr. Kuhlman is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). Dr. Kuhlman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Fibromyalgia, Fractures, Strains, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jonathan Meek practices family medicine. Dr. Meek's areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. 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

All Interests: Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Suma Reddy Duvvur, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
899 S Weber Road; Suite G
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Suma Kaki's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Kaki is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Kaki is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Dr. Kaki (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francis Stanley Lichon, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
10 W Martin Avenue; Suite 40
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Francis Lichon works as an adult rheumatologist in Carol Stream, IL and Naperville, IL. Dr. Lichon's clinical interests include osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and lupus. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Lichon accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Elena Gogoneata, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
3510 Hobson Road; Suite 304
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Elena Gogoneata practices rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) in Woodridge, IL and Batavia, IL. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Gogoneata's practice, she is particularly interested in osteoporosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Gogoneata accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school and subsequently trained at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center for residency. Dr. Gogoneata (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Romanian, French, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Seth Kwabena Osafo Sr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
440 Quadrangle Drive; Suite J
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Seth Osafo is an internist. His areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, thyroid problems, and travel medicine. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Osafo is a graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Osteoporosis, Preventive Care, Weight Management, Well Woman Gynecology, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Carolyn Rae is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Rae's areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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

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

Dr. Thelma S Marin, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7530 S Woodward Avenue; #a
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Thelma Marin practices family medicine. Dr. Marin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil and Hindi. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and contraception (birth control). She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She attended medical school at Madras Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Marin is 2.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Allergies, Contraception, Well Woman Gynecology, ... (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. These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid problems, acne, and adolescent issues. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). Dr. Yemul accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Grant Medical College. Dr. Yemul (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , gout

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

Dr. Eugene A Muzykansky, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
215 Remington Boulevard; Suite I
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Eugene Muzykansky sees patients in Oak Lawn, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He graduated from Odessa State Medical University. Dr. Muzykansky's areas of expertise include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and adolescent issues. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Muzykansky (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Polish, and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Sclerotherapy, Fibromyalgia, Spider Veins, Sexual ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tina Brueschke's specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Brueschke is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Rush Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Adolescent Issues, Headache, Osteoporosis, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer G Mc Gowen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 100
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer McGowen is a family practice physician. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. McGowen include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Dr. McGowen is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. McGowen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Osteoporosis, Weight Management, Well Woman Gynecology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Manuel Alaban Malicay, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
402 W Boughton Road; #f
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Manual Malicay is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Malicay (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and thyroid problems. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. The average patient rating for Dr. Malicay is 1.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rakesh Marwaha, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
640 S Washington Street; #380
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Rakesh Marwaha practices general internal medicine in Naperville, IL and Downers Grove, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Marwaha is 1.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, contraception (birth control), and cardiac risk reduction. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Guru Nanak Dev University. Dr. Marwaha (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. David E Winters, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 100
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. David Winters sees patients in Woodridge, IL. His medical specialty is family medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Winters's areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Headache, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Weight Management, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christine Shih is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Shih graduated from Rush Medical College. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Cantonese. Dr. Shih is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Arthritis, Hormone Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

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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.