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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 is a family practitioner in Bolingbrook, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Kuhlman include well woman gynecology, strains, and cancer screening. Dr. Kuhlman's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Kuhlman is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is closed to 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 sees patients in Westmont, IL. Her medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Her areas of expertise include the following: arthritis and scleroderma. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Richman obtained her medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her practice 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 sees patients in Glen Ellyn, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Delew's clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Delew's practice is open to 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. She is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Rhew trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rhew include rheumatoid arthritis. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rhew is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, Rheumatic Diseases

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

Dr. Pin Lin practices adult rheumatology. Dr. Lin is conversant in Mandarin. Her areas of expertise include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lin honors 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: , 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 is a pediatric rheumatology specialist. Patients gave Dr. Klein-Gitelman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Klein-Gitelman include lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Klein-Gitelman has received professional recognition including the following: 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. She is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in adult rheumatology and practices in Schaumburg, IL, Oak Brook Terrace, IL, and Lombard, IL. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Chaudhary trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. His areas of expertise include vitamin D deficiency, nutrition counseling, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Chaudhary has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. 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. Jonathan David Meek, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
412 63rd Street; Suite 103
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Meek specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. He is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Meek studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Meek's residency was performed at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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 an adult rheumatologist. She attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. In her practice, Dr. Stanislaus focuses on osteoporosis, lupus, and arthritis. Dr. Stanislaus is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Michael Sams is a physical therapist and adult rheumatologist in Naperville, IL and Glen Ellyn, IL. Dr. Sams's areas of clinical interest consist of lupus, arthritis, and sjogren's syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sams welcomes new patients. He studied medicine 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 practices rheumatology (arthritis & autoimmune diseases) in Woodridge, IL and Batavia, IL. She has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Gogoneata's areas of clinical interest consist of osteoporosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gogoneata accepts. She is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Her training includes a residency program at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Gogoneata (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Romanian, French, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis

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

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

Dr. James Scruggs' areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Wheaton, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: 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 ratings for Dr. Scruggs average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Narsipur Ravi works as a general internist in Lombard, IL. His areas of expertise include cancer screening, cardiac risk reduction, and stress management. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ravi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ravi is a graduate of St. John's Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Park include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Park honors. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Park is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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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. She attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sharif include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and contraception (birth control). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharif takes. 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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Dr. Susan Mary Felber, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6733 Kingery Highway
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Susan Felber practices general internal medicine in Winfield, IL and Willowbrook, IL. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and the University of Rochester Medical Center for residency. Dr. Felber's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. On average, patients gave Dr. Felber a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Felber honors. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

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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.