We found 33 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. Dr. Kuhlman has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Kuhlman include well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Adventist Hinsdale Hospital's residency program. Dr. Kuhlman's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman specializes in pediatric rheumatology. In her practice, Dr. Klein-Gitelman focuses on lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Klein-Gitelman's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is accepting 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 specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Meek include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Meek graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Meek trained at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for his residency. His professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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 area of specialization is family medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Sharif is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. She graduated from Osmania Medical College. Dr. Sharif (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Felber include 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 graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and the University of Rochester Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Felber accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Daniel Chen practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Chen attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, 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 is a Downers Grove, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Rae's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rae accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Irene Thevatheril's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Thevatheril include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Thevatheril graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. She is conversant in Malayalam. Dr. Thevatheril is 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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Dr. William Joseph Moran, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. William Moran's specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and cervical (neck) spine problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University, Dr. Moran attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Moran accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, gout

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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 area of specialization is family medicine. She graduated from Rush Medical College. Her clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Brueschke honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 in Western Springs, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Preston speaks Swedish. These areas are among her 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 studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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

Dr. Joel Brown specializes in family medicine and practices in Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Brown attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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' specialty is family medicine. Dr. Sweet-Albores's clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Sweet-Albores's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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 medicine practitioner in Hinsdale, IL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, menopause, and cancer screening. Dr. Mauch is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Mauch is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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 an internist and geriatrician in Downers Grove, IL and Countryside, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Simon is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Simon accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Simon is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Daniel Grzegorek works as an internist. These areas are among Dr. Grzegorek's clinical interests: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grzegorek honors.

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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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