We found 36 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMOI near Downers Grove, IL.

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

Dr. Geoffrey Kuhlman practices family medicine in Bolingbrook, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kuhlman include well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). Dr. Kuhlman has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman's area of specialization is pediatric rheumatology. In her practice, Dr. Klein-Gitelman focuses on lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Dr. Klein-Gitelman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Klein-Gitelman studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Klein-Gitelman completed a residency program at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Klein-Gitelman welcomes new patients.

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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. His areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Dr. Meek's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Meek attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for his residency.

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

Dr. Sitara Sharif's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Sharif is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Sharif (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sharif's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Daniel Chen, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Chen's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Chen studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Chen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

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Dr. Susan Mary Felber, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6733 Kingery Highway
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Susan Felber is an internist in Winfield, IL and Willowbrook, IL. On average, patients gave Dr. Felber a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Felber obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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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. Her areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rae accepts. Dr. Rae attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Rae's professional 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. Mohammed Akbar Yousuf, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
6101 S County Line Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Yousuf specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Burr Ridge, IL and La Grange, IL. His areas of expertise include gout, diabetes, and ear infection. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yousuf takes. Dr. Yousuf attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, gout

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

Dr. Irene Thevatheril is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thevatheril include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Malayalam. Dr. Thevatheril is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Her practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Brueschke honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Rush Medical College.

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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 in Western Springs, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Preston include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Preston speaks Swedish. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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 practices family medicine. Dr. Brown's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Brown'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. William Joseph Moran, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. William Moran's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Moran's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and cervical (neck) spine problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Moran's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, gout

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

Dr. Michelle Sweet-Albores is a Downers Grove, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Sweet-Albores accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Sweet-Albores is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Stephanie Mauch works as a family practitioner. She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mauch include well woman gynecology, menopause, and cancer screening. The average patient rating for Dr. Mauch is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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

Dr. Daniel Grzegorek's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Grzegorek is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grzegorek include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Dr. Grzegorek's professional affiliations include 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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