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We found 35 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. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. Patients gave Dr. Kuhlman an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kuhlman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). He has a closed panel.

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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 in Downers Grove, IL. These areas are among Dr. Meek's clinical interests: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman's specialty is pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Klein-Gitelman's clinical interests encompass lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Klein-Gitelman completed her residency training at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Klein-Gitelman average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Klein-Gitelman has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Daniel Chen specializes in family medicine and practices in La Grange, IL and Willowbrook, IL. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Carolyn Rae practices general internal medicine in Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Rae's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She honors 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. She 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. Sitara Begum Sharif, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4121 Fairview Avenue; Suite L2
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Sitara Sharif practices family medicine. Dr. Sharif (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sharif include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Sharif graduated from Osmania Medical College. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Diana Segalite Sandler, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
911 N. Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Diana Sandler is a specialist in adult rheumatology. She works in Highland Park, IL and Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Sandler attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: joint pain, autoimmune disorders, and gout. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. She is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, gout

All Interests: Joint Pain, Gout, Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders

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

Dr. Susan Felber is a general internist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Felber's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and the University of Rochester Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Felber is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Irene Thevatheril works as a family medicine practitioner in Hinsdale, IL and Lisle, IL. On average, patients gave Dr. Thevatheril a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Thevatheril is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. She is conversant in Malayalam.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Michelle Sweet-Albores' specialty is family medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Sweet-Albores average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sweet-Albores include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Sweet-Albores honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Sweet-Albores studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Sclerotherapy, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Hormone ... (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 clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brueschke studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Brueschke 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 is a Western Springs, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Preston's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She honors 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. She speaks Swedish. Dr. Preston is 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brown include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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. She studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mauch include well woman gynecology, menopause, and cancer screening. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Mauch is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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. Dr. Moran's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, gout

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

Dr. Rakesh Marwaha, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3825 Highland Ave Twr; 1 #2l
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Rakesh Marwaha is a general internist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Marwaha at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, contraception (birth control), and cardiac risk reduction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marwaha honors. Dr. Marwaha studied medicine at Guru Nanak Dev University. Dr. Marwaha (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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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.