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We found 75 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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Bolingbrook, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. Dr. Kuhlman has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kuhlman 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. Jonathan Charles Delew, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 310
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Delew works as a general internist. The average patient rating for Dr. Delew is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Delew attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Nicole Richman's specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Richman include arthritis and scleroderma. Dr. Richman is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman is a specialist in pediatric rheumatology. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Dr. Klein-Gitelman honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Klein-Gitelman obtained her medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed her residency at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Klein-Gitelman 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's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Meek's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Meek include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Meek'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. Elisa Yang Mee Rhew, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 240
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Elisa Rhew's specialty is adult rheumatology. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Rhew is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

Dr. Kamran Chaudhary is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Chaudhary's clinical interests: vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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

Dr. Jesse Park works as a general internist in Burr Ridge, IL. His areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Park has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Park is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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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. Dr. Long studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Long include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Long takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. 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: Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk Reduction, Osteoporosis, Weight Management, Well Woman Gynecology, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daniel Chen's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Chen studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Evans include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Evans's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Evans studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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Dr. Pin Lin, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 240
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Pin Lin's area of specialization is adult rheumatology. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Lin's clinical interests: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Lin attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is conversant in Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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

Dr. Anna Stanislaus is an adult rheumatology specialist in Westmont, IL. After attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Stanislaus is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Vascular Disease, Arthritis, Lupus

Dr. Sitara Begum Sharif, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4121 Fairview Avenue; Suite L2
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Sitara Sharif sees patients in Downers Grove, IL. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Sharif's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Sharif (or staff) speaks 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. 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. These areas are among her clinical interests: well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Rae is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic 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. Narsipur V Ravi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2340 S Highland Avenue; Suite 260
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Narsipur Ravi is a Lombard, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ravi include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and stress management. Dr. Ravi's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at St. John's Medical College. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial 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.