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We found 76 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 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. Nicole Cara Richman, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Nicole Richman's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Dr. Richman's areas of expertise include arthritis and scleroderma. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Richman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Richman is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Delew honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Delew 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 affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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. Her areas of expertise include rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Rhew is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. 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. 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. Pin Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Pin Lin practices adult rheumatology in Winfield, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Lin average 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lin has an open panel. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for her residency. She is conversant in Mandarin.

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

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary practices adult rheumatology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chaudhary include vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Chaudhary accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Chaudhary 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. Anna Adenine Stanislaus, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
801 N Cass Avenue; Suite 150
Westmont, IL
 

Dr. Anna Stanislaus' specialty is adult rheumatology. Dr. Stanislaus has indicated that her clinical interests include osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Stanislaus is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. William Edward Long, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
11 Salt Creek Lane; Suite 125
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. William Long is a family medicine physician. His areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Patient ratings for Dr. Long average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Long is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Osteoporosis, Weight Management, Well Woman Gynecology, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Sams' specialties are physical therapy and adult rheumatology. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sams include lupus, arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. Dr. Sams is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Sams is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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 specializes in rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) and practices in Woodridge, IL and Batavia, IL. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Gogoneata's practice, she is particularly interested in osteoporosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then she performed her residency at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Gogoneata (or staff) speaks Romanian, French, and Russian. Dr. Gogoneata's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

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

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

Dr. Jesse Park is a general internist. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Park is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Park is conversant in Korean. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. James Scruggs sees patients in Wheaton, IL. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Scruggs's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Scruggs's medical residency was performed at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Scruggs has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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. Sheri L Michaels, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7425 Janes Avenue; Suite 100
Woodridge, IL
 

Dr. Sheri Evans is a physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Evans is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale 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.