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We found 8 providers with an interest in arthritis and who accept HealthSpring near Elgin, IL.

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

Dr. David Giangreco's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Giangreco include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Giangreco's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Giangreco has an open panel.

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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. 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. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Atkins's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, musculoskeletal injuries, and arthritis. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Atkins obtained his medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand Problems, ... (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 is a physician who specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Bartel is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. Patients gave Dr. Bartel an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Joanna Chura practices 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's training includes a residency program at Hennepin County Medical Center. Dr. Chura 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. Aaron A Bare, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
820 Route; 59 Ste 320
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Aaron Bare's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Bare's clinical interests include knee problems, pain, and sports health. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bare takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Jasper Petrucci is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, and fractures (broken bones). Dr. Petrucci takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Dr. Petrucci is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Dr. Ankur M Chhadia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1600 North Randall Road; Suite #110
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Ankur Chhadia practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Chhadia's clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare POS. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Chhadia speaks Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Dupuytren's Contracture, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Aaron Yaffe, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
864 West Stearns Road
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Mark Yaffe is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Yaffe's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His clinical interests include upper extremity problems, wrist replacement, and wrist arthroscopy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Finger Joint Replacement, Basal Joint Arthroplasty, Wrist Replacement, Wrist ... (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.