We found 16 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept Aetna PPO near Elgin, IL.

Dr. David Thomas Giangreco, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
1600 North Randall Road; Suite 225
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. David Giangreco is a physician who specializes in adult rheumatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Giangreco performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Giangreco honors. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Vasculitis, Osteoporosis, Ankylosing ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Martin Torosian, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Craig Torosian is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Torosian include arthroscopic surgery, microsurgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Torosian is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Torosian's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vishal M Mehta, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Vishal Mehta is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Mehta's clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and shoulder problems. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta takes. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mehta is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Allen Atkins, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Atkins is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Atkins attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Atkins include arthroscopic surgery, musculoskeletal injuries, and arthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Atkins is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Dr. Atkins's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David R Morawski, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. David Morawski's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Morawski attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morawski honors. Dr. Morawski is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Joint Reconstruction, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen E Heim, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
820 S Il Route; 59 Ste 320
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Heim specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include sciatica, microsurgery, and spinal fusion. Dr. Heim accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Heim is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Heim is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Fractures, Back Problems, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Neck Problems, Sciatica, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua M Alpert, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2350 Royal Boulevard; Suite 200
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Joshua Alpert is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave Dr. Alpert an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include shoulder arthritis, rotator cuff tear, and meniscus tear. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Delnor Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Alpert has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John V Prunskis, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
431 Summit Street
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. John Prunskis sees patients in Elgin, IL, McHenry, IL, and Barrington, IL. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Prunskis a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prunskis include phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. He honors Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Prunskis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lithuanian and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Centegra Health System, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Facial Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Joint Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Karl Bartel, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Eric Bartel practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bartel's clinical interests include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. He takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bartel graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aaron A Bare, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
820 Route; 59 Ste 320
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Aaron Bare is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, pain, and sports health. Dr. Bare's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Bare graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Joint ... (Read more)

Joanna M Leafblad
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Joanna Chura's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, hammer toe, and arthritis. She takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Chura trained at Hennepin County Medical Center for residency. She is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jasper A Petrucci, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1975 Lin Lor Lane; Plaza Suite
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Jasper Petrucci's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Petrucci's areas of expertise include the following: musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, and fractures (broken bones). He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Ohio State University Medical Center's residency program. He accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Fractures, Arthritis, Joint Reconstruction, Musculoskeletal Injuries

Dr. Terri L Dallas-Prunskis, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
431 Summit Street
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Terri Dallas-Prunskis practices interventional pain medicine in McHenry, IL, Elgin, IL, and Itasca, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Dallas-Prunskis include phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Howard University Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Facial Pain, Hip Pain, Shoulder Problems, Joint Pain, Fractures, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas A McNally, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1600 North Randall Road; Suite 110
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Thomas McNally is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. McNally's areas of expertise include scoliosis, anterior cervical discectomy, and lumbar laminectomy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. McNally attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Cervical Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Laminoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard I Freedberg, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1600 North Randall Road; Suite 110
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Howard Freedberg's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Bartlett, IL, Elgin, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freedberg include carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and ankle problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delphi, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Freedberg trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Freedberg is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith L Komnick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1141 East Main Street; Suite 105
East Dundee, IL
 

Dr. Keith Komnick practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Komnick include carpal tunnel surgery, heel surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Komnick honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Komnick is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Heel Surgery, ACL Injury, Ankle Fracture, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Partial Hip Replacement, Joint ... (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.
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