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We found 34 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. His average rating from his patients is 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 attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman is a medical specialist in pediatric rheumatology. Her clinical interests encompass lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Dr. Klein-Gitelman's hospital/clinic 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. She trained at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital for residency. Dr. Klein-Gitelman is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klein-Gitelman takes. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Downers Grove, IL. His medical specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Meek takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Meek trained at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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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. Dr. Chen's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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 specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Rae attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her professional affiliations include 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 is a family medicine physician in Downers Grove, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sharif include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharif honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Sharif (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Her 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. Diana Segalite Sandler, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
911 N. Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Diana Sandler is an adult rheumatologist. Dr. Sandler is conversant in Russian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sandler include joint pain, autoimmune disorders, and gout. She is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Her education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, gout

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

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. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Thevatheril's clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Thevatheril speaks Malayalam. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Downers Grove, IL. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sweet-Albores's areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Her professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sweet-Albores accepts. Dr. Sweet-Albores is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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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 sees patients in Downers Grove, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Brueschke's areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brueschke accepts. 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's area of specialization is family medicine. She is conversant in Swedish. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Preston's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Preston is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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 area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Brown is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from 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. Susan Mary Felber, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6733 Kingery Highway
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Susan Felber is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and the University of Rochester Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Felber's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Felber is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, 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. Stephanie M Mauch, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
908 N Elm Street; Suite 207
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Stephanie Mauch works as a family practice physician. Dr. Mauch studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Mauch include well woman gynecology, menopause, and cancer screening. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Mauch 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 is a family medicine practitioner in La Grange, IL and Downers Grove, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Moran include thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and cervical (neck) spine problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moran attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. His professional affiliations include 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. Rakesh Marwaha, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
3825 Highland Ave Twr; 1 #2l
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Rakesh Marwaha is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Marwaha's areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, contraception (birth control), and cardiac risk reduction. His average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Guru Nanak Dev University. Dr. Marwaha (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally 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.