We found 74 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield 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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All Interests: Sports Health, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Fibromyalgia, Fractures, Strains, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicole Cara Richman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Nicole Richman is an adult rheumatologist in Westmont, IL. Her areas of clinical interest consist of arthritis and scleroderma. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Richman is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Richman is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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All Interests: Scleroderma, Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Jonathan Charles Delew, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Delew specializes in general internal medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Delew honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Delew is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Arthritis, High Cholesterol, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Elisa Yang Mee Rhew, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Elisa Rhew's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Rhew's clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Rhew attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Rhew's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Kamran A Chaudhary, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
2340 South Highland Avenue; Suite 160
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary works as an adult rheumatologist. His areas of expertise include the following: vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Chaudhary attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chaudhary honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Depression, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

Dr. Pin Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Pin Lin specializes in adult rheumatology. Dr. Lin has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lin is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Autoimmune Disorders, Vasculitis, ... (Read more)

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. Anna Adenine Stanislaus, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Anna Stanislaus works as a rheumatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Stanislaus include osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. Dr. Stanislaus is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Stanislaus attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Stanislaus is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases, Vascular Disease

Dr. James W Scruggs, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
150 East Willow Avenue; Suite 200
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. James Scruggs' specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He practices in Wheaton, IL. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Scruggs attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Scruggs welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Dr. Michael L Sams, MD
Specializes in Physical Therapy, Adult Rheumatology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 340
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Michael Sams works as a physical therapist and rheumatologist in Naperville, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. His clinical interests encompass lupus, arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. Dr. Sams is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Sjogren's Syndrome, Rheumatic Diseases

Dr. Elena Gogoneata, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
3510 Hobson Road; Suite 304
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Elena Gogoneata is a physician who specializes in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases). Dr. Gogoneata (or staff) is conversant in Romanian, French, and Russian. In her practice, she is particularly interested in osteoporosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Gogoneata is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Gogoneata studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Her medical residency was performed at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Gogoneata average 2.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Arthritis, Lupus

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. Jesse Kitai Park, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
100 Tower Drive; Suite 105
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Jesse Park specializes in general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Park's clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Park is conversant in Korean.

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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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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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