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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 specialty is adult rheumatology. His clinical interests include osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus. Dr. Giangreco's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Giangreco has an open panel. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency.

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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' medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Atkins's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, musculoskeletal injuries, and arthritis. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO. He 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. Dr. Atkins 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 specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Bartel average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: foot problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Bartel is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bartel's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program.

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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 is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chura include arthroscopic surgery, hammer toe, and arthritis. She is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. For her professional training, Dr. Chura completed a residency program at Hennepin County Medical Center. She is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Dr. Chura is accepting new patients.

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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 areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, pain, and sports health. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bare is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bare studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bare completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Bare has an open panel.

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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, who practices in Geneva, IL and Elgin, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis, and fractures (broken bones). Dr. Petrucci honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and more. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Petrucci is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He welcomes 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Bartlett, IL, Elgin, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. He speaks Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chhadia include hip replacement, knee replacement, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Chhadia is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Chhadia studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Schaumburg, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Bartlett, IL, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include upper extremity problems, wrist replacement, and wrist arthroscopy. Dr. Yaffe is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Yaffe's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yaffe takes.

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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.