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We found 9 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 specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ruderman include psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Dr. Ruderman's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Ruderman's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Patel is 2.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He graduated from Medical College Baroda and then he performed his residency at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is in-network for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is a graduate of B.J. Medical College and a graduate of Columbus Hospital's residency program. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Armen Siragsn Kelikian, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2501 Compass Road; #125
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Armen Kelikian, who practices in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kelikian include foot reconstruction, ankle problems, and ankle arthroscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelikian attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Armenian. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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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 specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hand surgery procedures, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Stogin is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stogin accepts. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Stogin attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Stogin trained at Virginia Mason Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He speaks French.

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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 Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Rania Agha works as a pediatric dermatologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon. Dr. Agha's patients gave Dr. Agha an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Agha's areas of expertise include the following: allergy skin testing, hair problems, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Agha's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Agha is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing Dr. Agha's residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Agha attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Agha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Atopic Dermatitis, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical Peels, Facelift, Nail Surgery, ... (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 surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: congenital hand surgery, wrist surgery, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Wiedrich is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His practice is open to new patients. After attending Harvard Medical School and the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Wiedrich has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry, Sports Medicine
1455 E Golf Road; Suite 110
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Lowell Weil's areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery, general podiatry, and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include heel pain, arthritis, and ligament problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Weil trained at Graduate Hospital for residency. Dr. Weil is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. He is open to new patients.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon. His clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, heel surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Komnick graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Komnick's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His professional affiliations include 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.