We found 34 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMOI near Downers Grove, IL.

Dr. Marisa Sue Klein-Gitelman, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman is a specialist in pediatric rheumatology. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Klein-Gitelman's clinical interests include lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klein-Gitelman takes. She welcomes new patients. She attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital for residency. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Rheumatic Diseases

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Meek include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Geoffrey S Kuhlman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
885 E Roosevelt Road; Suite 101
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Kuhlman specializes in family medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. Dr. Kuhlman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kuhlman attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Convenient Care, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Unfortunately, Dr. Kuhlman is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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 Dr. Rae's clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Mohammed Akbar Yousuf, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
6101 S County Line Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Yousuf is a family practice physician and geriatrician in Burr Ridge, IL and La Grange, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yousuf include gout, diabetes, and ear infection. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yousuf studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

All Interests: Depression, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergic Headache, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. Irene Thomas-Thevatheril Thevatheril, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
534 Chestnut Street; Suite 220
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Irene Thevatheril specializes in family medicine. Her clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Thevatheril honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Thevatheril speaks Malayalam.

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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 sees patients in Downers Grove, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brueschke include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. She 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. Rebecca Cecilia Preston, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4479 Central Avenue
Western Springs, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Preston practices family medicine. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Preston's clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Preston honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She is conversant in Swedish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Joel A Brown, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
911 N Elm Street; Suite 301
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Joel Brown's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brown include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Brown accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. William Joseph Moran, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. William Moran practices family medicine in La Grange, IL and Downers Grove, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Moran is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moran obtained his medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, gout

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Joint Pain, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle E Sweet-Albores, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
5207 Main Street; Suite 6
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Michelle Sweet-Albores' area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sweet-Albores include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Sweet-Albores is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sweet-Albores is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Stephanie M Mauch, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
908 N Elm Street; Suite 207
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Stephanie Mauch's area of specialization is family medicine. Her clinical interests include well woman gynecology, menopause, and cancer screening. Patients gave Dr. Mauch an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Daniel J Grzegorek, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6733 Kingery Highway
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Grzegorek's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grzegorek accepts. Dr. Grzegorek is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Grzegorek is professionally affiliated with 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 works as a general internist and geriatrician in Downers Grove, IL and Countryside, IL. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Simon's areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Simon takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His 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. Uma Taparia, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6900 S Madison Street; #101
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Uma Taparia sees patients in Willowbrook, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Taparia attended medical school at Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur. Areas of expertise for Dr. Taparia include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Taparia is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Taparia (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Taparia is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Dr. Sitara B Sharif, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4121 Fairview Avenue; Suite L2
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Sitara Sharif's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Sharif's clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). The average patient rating for Dr. Sharif is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. She is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Dr. Sharif (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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.
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