We found 78 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Downers Grove, IL.

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. Her areas of expertise consist of arthritis and scleroderma. Dr. Richman is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Richman's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Elisa Rhew is a rheumatologist in Winfield, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. She attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Rhew is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rhew's office for an appointment.

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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
1s450 Summit Oaks; Suite 390
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Chaudhary performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His clinical interests include vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chaudhary accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 and practices in Winfield, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. She speaks Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Lin completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin honors. 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's area of specialization is pediatric rheumatology. In her practice, Dr. Klein-Gitelman focuses on lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Dr. Klein-Gitelman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Klein-Gitelman studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Klein-Gitelman completed a residency program at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Klein-Gitelman welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Anna Stanislaus practices adult rheumatology. She attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is especially interested in osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stanislaus honors. Dr. Stanislaus is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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 practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Scruggs has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Scruggs takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He has a special interest in lupus, arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. Dr. Sams honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Delew specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Delew's clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. He trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Delew accepts. Dr. Delew has an open panel.

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

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). She is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Gogoneata's training includes a residency program at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center. Her areas of clinical interest consist of osteoporosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gogoneata (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Romanian, French, and Russian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

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

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

Dr. Sheri Evans practices family medicine in Woodridge, IL. Her clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Patients gave Dr. Evans an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Evans honors. Dr. Evans graduated from 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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Dr. Jonathan David Meek, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 103
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Meek's medical specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Dr. Meek's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Meek attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Geoffrey S 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kuhlman include well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). Dr. Kuhlman 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. Susan Mary Felber, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6733 Kingery Highway
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Susan Felber is an internist in Winfield, IL and Willowbrook, IL. On average, patients gave Dr. Felber a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: 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 is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Felber obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed her residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Carolyn Rae's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rae accepts. Dr. Rae attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Rae's professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Narsipur V Ravi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2340 S Highland Avenue; Suite 260
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Narsipur Ravi is an internist in Lombard, IL. Patients gave Dr. Ravi an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and stress management. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from St. John's Medical College. Dr. Ravi's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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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