Finding Providers
loading

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. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Giangreco obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

Read more

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

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Lupus, Vasculitis, Osteoporosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Osteoarthritis

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 physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Atkins a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand Problems, Microsurgery, Carpal ... (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's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. Dr. Bartel's areas of expertise include foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bartel takes.

Read more

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 specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. For her professional training, Dr. Chura completed a residency program at Hennepin County Medical Center. She takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Biomechanics, Orthotics, ... (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 medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Bare honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

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

Dr. Ankur Chhadia's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Bartlett, IL, Elgin, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Chhadia include hip replacement, knee replacement, and carpal tunnel surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chhadia accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is conversant in Gujarati. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Dupuytren's Contracture, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (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 orthopedic surgeon in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Petrucci's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Fractures, Arthritis, Joint Reconstruction

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

Dr. Mark Yaffe's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Schaumburg, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Bartlett, IL. His areas of expertise include upper extremity problems, wrist replacement, and wrist arthroscopy. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yaffe accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Yaffe attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthritis

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

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Podiatry School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.