We found 10 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Humana ChoiceCare Network near Des Plaines, IL.

Dr. Eric M Ruderman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Eric Ruderman's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. He has a special interest in psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Dr. Ruderman's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Ruderman trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruderman has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis

Dr. Sanjay Pravin Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1400 E Golf Road; Suite 105
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Sanjay Patel's area of specialization is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center for residency. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Paresh A Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1635 Oakton Place
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Paresh Patel works as a general internist. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at Columbus Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Minor Surgery, Joint Aspiration, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott D Cordes, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2501 Compass Road; Suite 125
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Scott Cordes specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and CIGNA HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cordes honors. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Cordes's hospital/clinic affiliations include NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Armen Siragsn Kelikian, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2180 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3100
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Armen Kelikian is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kelikian include foot reconstruction, ankle problems, and ankle arthroscopy. Dr. Kelikian is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Kelikian is open to new patients. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He speaks Armenian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. John Martin Stogin Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. John Stogin is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is conversant in French. His areas of expertise include hand surgery procedures, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Stogin is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Stogin obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Microvascular Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rania Agha, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Rania Agha is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Agha is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Agha's clinical interests include allergy skin testing, blepharoplasty, and psoriatic arthritis. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Agha attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Agha (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Atopic Dermatitis, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical Peels, Facelift, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas A Wiedrich, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Wiedrich is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: congenital hand surgery, wrist surgery, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Wiedrich is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Wiedrich attended medical school at Harvard Medical School and the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Wiedrich honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Microsurgery, Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Endoscopic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Lowell Scott Weil Jr.
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1455 E Golf Road; Suite 110
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Lowell Weil's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. Dr. Weil's areas of expertise include the following: heel pain, arthritis, and ligament problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weil is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Plantar Fasciitis, Ligament Problems, Heel Pain, Arthritis, Bunions

Dr. Keith L Komnick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
581 E Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Keith Komnick is an orthopedist in Des Plaines, IL, Bloomingdale, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Komnick include carpal tunnel surgery, heel surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Komnick takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Komnick is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Heel Surgery, ACL Injury, Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Partial Hip Replacement, Joint ... (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.